OECP (Oklahoma Early Childhood Program) Programs

Facilities that are participating in an OECP – Oklahoma Early Childhood Program (OECP) will be assigned an additional contract number to be used only for those children attending an OECP classroom created as a result of the OECP grants. Any other children in the family who attend the same facility but are not enrolled in […]

Highlights of Policy Changes

The following policy changes are effective 3/1/19 and are paid for with increased federal child care funding.  The goal of these changes is to expand the number of high quality early educational opportunities for low income children and support family financial stability by increasing access to child care subsidies and decreasing copayments. Oklahoma Early Childhood […]

Oklahoma Early Childhood Program (OECP) – What Is It?

The Oklahoma Early Childhood Program (OECP) was created in 2006 to improve the quality of early education statewide and expand high quality child care options for low-income children ages 0-4. Currently, OECP funds high quality classrooms at thirty facilities serving 2,830 children statewide.  Many of these programs also have Early Head Start and Head Start […]

Early Head Start/Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) & OK Early Childhood Program (OECP)

Effective 03/01/19 A child attending an EHS-CCP grant program or an OECP may be approved for a weekly unit type when the parent or caretaker qualifies for Child Care Subsidy and meets a need factor for some of the EHS-CCP grant program or OECP care hours. This is so the child can take advantage of […]