Oklahoma Right Start

The Oklahoma Right Start Project is focused on improving the quality of the child care program by building  a strong, relationship-based foundation for infants and toddlers.  We have Infant/Toddler Specialists across the state who have experience coaching adults and working in programs with infants and toddlers.  This one-on-one coaching is offered at NO COST to your facility.  In fact, infant/toddler teachers can receive $500 after completion of the project and sustained employment for 90 days after the follow-up visit.  Licensed programs will receive a $500 credit to Lakeshore or Kaplan after the 30 hours are completed by the infant/toddler teacher.  

Eligible Programs:

  • Licensed by OKDHS

  • Provide care for infants and/or toddlers

  • Have a subsidy contract

  • 1 Star Plus or higher

  • At least 10% of licensed capacity is serving children receiving subsidy

  • Staff member has to work at least 30 hours a week with infants and/or toddlers.

Oklahoma Right Start Brochure

Oklahoma Right Star Application

Oklahoma Right Start Waiver Request Form

For questions about participation, contact Persephone Harkins


Call: 405.942.5001888.962.2772

Referral Specialist:  800.438.0008


4200 Perimeter Center Drive, Ste. 235

Oklahoma City, OK 73112

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