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Parent's Information

The following steps can be helpful when searching for quality child care:

  • Locate child care in your area by using the Child Care Locator
  • Call your regional Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness or your local county OKDHS office for names of licensed child care homes and centers in your area;
  • Select three child care programs that match your needs -- The Resource & Referral Agency or R&R will help you do this; 
  • Call the three programs that you selected -- Find out if they have any openings for your child, then schedule a visit to see the child care program and meet the caregiver;
  • Visit the child care program -- Take your checklist with you. Talk to the caregiver who will be caring for your child; 
  • Call the OKDHS Licensing Services office -- And schedule a time to read the records on the child care providers you choose or ask for a summary of those records; and 
     Use the following checklist that lists things you can look for when visiting a child care facility.

To contact Oklahoma Child Care Services, please call:  Toll Free (800) 347-2276 or (405) 521-3561

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