Bringing Up Babies
The first few years of every baby's life forms the foundation for that child's long-term health and capacity to learn. Positive early childhood development and learning experiences are vital and CCFI believes that a child's parents are his or her most important teacher.
Bringing Up Babies is a free, voluntary program offered to pregnant and parenting individuals, including teen parents, to create healthy and stimulating home environments for their children. Our weekly, bi-weekly or monthly *home visits provide parent education and support by focusing on:
Pregnancy and childbirth readiness
Early childhood literacy and learning
Feeding options and breastfeeding support
Child development and screenings
Setting positive limits and parenting goals
Linkage to other services and resources
*Home visits are provided in the family home or at other preferred locations. There are no income requirements for this program.
How to Enroll
Residents of Cleveland County qualify for this program if they are:
First time parents who are past 29 weeks of pregnancy or have a baby/toddler under 3 years old
Parents in their 2nd or 3rd pregnancy
To enroll in Bringing Up Babies, please contact Patricia Hardimon at 405-364-1420 or PHardimon@ccfinorman.org.
Our Promise to Protect Children
CCFI provides a safe environment for children and youth to heal and grow. Our agency works to protect those we serve from abuse and maltreatment by carefully screening staff and volunteers, providing training on topics such as physical, emotional and sexual abuse awareness and prevention, and by continually monitoring adult-child relationships.
Bringing Up Babies is a Parents as Teachers affiliate.