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
  • Sleep struggles
  • 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 Lisa Linke at 405-364-1420 or

Bringing Up Babies is a Parents as Teachers affiliate.