Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd. • Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-3646 • Fax (405) 521-6684 • Internet: www.okdhs.org
Reaching for the Stars
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In Oklahoma, a variety of initiatives have been implemented to improve the level of child care quality. A tiered system of quality and reimbursement known as “Reaching for the Stars” provides incentives for programs that meet the “star” criteria. The Reaching for the Stars Program has 4 levels of rating facilities in which specified criteria must be met:


One-Star programs meet minimum licensing requirements.

One-Star Plus programs meet additional quality criteria which includes: additional training, reading to children daily, parent involvement and program assessment.

Two-Star programs meet additional quality criteria or are nationally accredited.

Three-Star programs meet additional quality criteria and are nationally accredited.

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Contact Information

Jennifer Towell
Stars Program Manager

Phone: (405) 522-0256
Fax:      (405) 522-2564

Mailing Address:
PO Box 25352
Oklahoma City, OK 73125

Dena Barker
Stars Assistant Program Manager

Phone: (918) 933-4617
Fax:      (918) 933-4665

Mailing Address:
6128 E. 38th St., Suite 315
Tulsa, OK 74135


Linda Bradford
Assistant Program Manager

Phone: (580) 254-6015
Fax:     (580) 254-6080

Mailing Address:
2119 W. Main
Woodward, OK 73801

Last Updated:  11/13/2014