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Foster Parents and Prospective Foster Parents

OCOK’s Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI)

OCOK is a participant in the Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI), a strategy of the Youth Law Center in Florida. QPI is an approach to strengthening foster care by refocusing on excellent parenting for all children in the child welfare system. QPI is built on the premise that the caregiver’s parenting skills and the system’s policies and practices should be based on child development research, information, and tools. For more info contact Chelsea at

OCOK foster parents are teachers, healers, and advocates for children and their families. They are real parents committed to raising children by meeting the unique needs and nurturing the strengths of each individual child. OCOK parents are respected and valued. They are integral to the success of children that are in care.

OCOK supports parents in helping children lead normal lives and in maintaining lifelong connections with children and their families.

Daycare Policy Update

Current policy allows for day care services for school-aged children during spring break and the summer break from school. These changes were made to eliminate hardships for caregivers during other breaks, and to allow for services for children attending schools with non-traditional calendars.

Effective December 1, 2022, until further notice and as funding permits, children attending school full-time are eligible for day care services during school breaks lasting 5 or more consecutive days. All other eligibility requirements must still be met.

Please contact for more information.

Caregiver Resources

Everything A-Z Foster Care Closet (Parker County)
contact Marlin Whittington at 817.360.0402