Looking for Child Care?
CALL 405-525-3111 or 800-438-0008 to speak with a referral specialist.
Search for licensed child care ONLINE click here.
Use your SMART PHONE to search for care here. (iPhone or Andriod).
Child Care Resources and Referrals will provide referrals to licensed centers and/or family child care homes. There is no charge for this service. Referrals will be customized to match your child's age, your work schedule, and your location. Child Care Resources and Referrals does not evaluate care givers nor recommend one program above another.
We believe that each parent can and should select the child care plan that best meets their needs and the needs of their children.
We encourage you to visit several programs and to make an appointment with the DHS child care licensing office to view child care files.
Choosing Child Care
Choosing child care is an important decision. Good child care arrangements can improve the daily lives of children and parents. Children in high quality care have higher levels of success when they enter school. For more information on the STARS child care rating system visit Reaching For The Stars
To find information on selecting quality child care visit one of the following:
The Parents' Guide to Selecting Quality Child Care - requires free
* Parent Handbook
Visit the link below to find information on types of Child Care available
* Definitions of types of Child Care
* OKDHS - Oklahoma Child Care Services
for information on addresses of DHS child care licensing representatives in your county.
* OKDHS Division of Child Care - Licensing Requirements
for information on Child Care Providers licensing requirements.
Paying for Child Care
DHS may be able to assist with paying your licensed & contracted child care provider.
For information on child care assistance, click here
There is a great deal of information on the Internet on positive parenting, child development and ways to have fun with your child.
Visit these helpful links below:
* Recalled Child Products and Toys
* Early Childhood.com
* American Academy of Pediatrics
* OSU Family and Consumer Sciences-CES
* Parent Information - Disney Family
* Zero to Three
* Oklahoma Child Care Resource & Referral Association.
* Oklahoma State Legislature
* Old-Fashioned Play Builds Serious Skills