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Provider Services from Child Care Finders

Questions about Swine Flu?
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Toll-free number is 1-866-278-7134
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Monday through Friday

Information from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
   dot  http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/ (Link opens in new window)

Additional Information:
   dot  Disaster Resources for Families and Child Care Providers (Link opens in new window)
   dot  U.S. Department of Education - H1N1 Flu Information (Link opens in new window)


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Child Care Finders provides many benefits for licensed providers.
  • Becoming a Licensed Child Care Provider - Child care providers fill an important need in the community...while doing work that they love...caring for children.
    If you are interested in expanding the supply of child care in your community, Child Care Finders can assist you with:
    • Guidelines to help you set-up your child care business and get your license.
    • Training to help you manage your business and provide quality care.
    • Toy/resource lending library for developmentally appropriate toys and equipment and educational resources to assist you with program development.
    • Referrals that parents looking for care to your business.
    • Connections to other child care providers, professional child care associations, and expert advice on child care issues.

    If you are interested in starting a child care center in Oklahoma, click here to download this free planning guide - 'Starting a Child Care Center in Oklahoma'
    For any of these services, contact us. Child Care Finders wants to help interested people like you explore the possibility of becoming a vital part of your community...a child care provider.
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  • Referrals - Parents will call us when they need assistance finding child care. When your service matches their needs, we will supply them with your name, phone number, and other information you have given us about your program.
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  • Technical Assistance - Call us when you need assistance with questions regarding your child care services. Your questions may range from developing policies and procedures to handling specific situations with parents or children.
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  • Workshops - Once you have joined Child Care Finders, your name will be placed on our mailing list. You will receive our newsletter which contains up-to-date information about care giver training programs throughout our 15 county area. Training through Child Care Finders counts toward your training requirements from DHS Licensing. The training also qualifies for STARS training hours. For further information click here Calendar or on the Training link above. If you have any special training needs or interests, please contact us with your suggestions or requests.
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  • Provider Registration/Update - Child Care providers may list their Child Care business and receive free Child Care referrals.
    This service is free to Child Care providers.
    Please fill out the following form to register or update your program with us.
    Please choose an option below.
      dot My program is listed in the CCF database. I would like to UPDATE my program information.
      dot My program is not listed in the CCF database. I would like to ADD my program information.
    If you have trouble filling in this form or need further assistance,
    please call us at 580-234-3552 or click here to email us.
    If it is a technical (web site) issue you can email the webmaster here

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  • Resource Room and Library - We have teacher resource books and children's books available to be checked out. If you live outside the Enid area, simply call us and we will mail the books you need. We also have a copier, laminator, and Ellison machine for you to utilize at our center.
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  • Toy Lending Library and Resource Room - Child Care Finders has some of the best educational toys and equipment which can be checked out.
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  • Links
    *  Family Child Care Home Accreditation Scholarship Guidelines
    *  Early Childhood Development and Parent Education Program - Parenting tip sheets in English and en Español
    *  Oklahoma's Early Care and Education Professional Development Values and Ideals poster (English) (Spanish)
    *  Center for Early Childhood Professional Development.
    *  Oklahoma Child Care Resource & Referral Association.
    *  Recalled Child Products and Toys
    *  Council for Professional Recognition - CDA information
    *  Council on Accreditation
    *  Local DHS licensing offices.
    *  Reach For The Stars information.
    *  Early Childhood Association of Oklahoma
    *  Early Childhood.com
    *  National Association for Family Child Care
    *  Child Care Aware of America
    *  National Association for the Education of Young Children
    *  School-Age NOTES
    *  Oklahoma State Legislature
    *  Old-Fashioned Play Builds Serious Skills
    *  Online Child Care Professional Education Center

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