About Child Care Assistance

Our Purpose

The purpose of the Child Care Assistance Program is to increase the availability, affordability, and quality of child care services within the 10 1/2 counties of the Choctaw Nation.  Federal funding is applied for annually by the Choctaw Nation in order to:

  • Provide low-income families with the financial resources to find and afford quality child care for their children.
  •  Enhance the quality and increase the supply of child care for families.
  •  Provide parents with a broad range of options in addressing their child care needs.
  • Strengthen the role of the family.
  • Improve the quality of and coordination among child care programs and early child development programs.
  • Increase the availability of early childhood development and before and after school care programs.

How We Are Funded

The Child Care Assistance Program is funded by a grant through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Administration for Children and Families.  

Because none of our funding comes from the tribe, but through a federal grant, we must adhere to the federal rules and regulations that govern this grant in order to maintain our funding each year and to be able to provide child care services to eligible families.

Our Service Area


The service area of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma includes the 10 1/2 counties in the southeastern part of Oklahoma.  The Choctaw Nation is bounded on the east by the State of Arkansas, on the south by the Red River, on the north by the South Canadian, Canadian and Arkansas Rivers, and the western boundary generally follows a line slightly west of Durant, then due north to the South Canadian River.  The geographic area consists of the following counties: Atoka, Bryan, Choctaw, Coal, Haskell, Hughes (1/2), Latimer, Leflore, McCurtain, Pittsburg, and Pushmataha.

Tribal County Offices

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Child Development Centers

Resources and Referrals

Native American Child Care Programs

 

Components (FAQ)

Eligibility Component
Eligibility will be determined by a staff member based on the information you provide on your application for assistance.  Eligibility is based on income, family size and other information.

Recertification Component
Every 12 months parents are required to recertify to determine if they are still eligible for assistance based on the information that is submitted to our office.  Failure to submit the requested information in a timely manner will result in termination from the program, and a new application would need to be completed, and eligibility determined.

Monitoring Component
Each caregiver/provider that contracts with our program will be subject to at least one annual unannounced visit/inspection of their home or facility by a staff member from our office.  These inspections are done in collaboration with the Oklahoma Department of Health and Human Services to ensure that Oklahoma Department of Health and Human Services requirements are being followed.

Improvement Grant Component
Providers contracting with our Program are allowed to apply for grants to improve the health, safety or quality of their facility.  Grant amounts range from $1,000-$1,500.  Must contract for a minimum of six months prior to application.

Resource and Referral Component
Our Program coordinates with the Oklahoma Child Care Resource & Referral Association at Southeastern Oklahoma State University to assist families with child care resources.  We also collaborate with SOSU to produce a newsletter of helpful information to providers, and to assist with expenses and supplies for their resource center.

Training Component
Our Training & Events Coordinator coordinates training experiences for our providers as well as our CCA staff.

Events Component
Throughout the year the Training & Events Coordinator plans activities and events that are educational, fun, and informative for parents, providers, children, and our communities.

Health and Safety Component
Monitoring of daycare facilities and staff ensure state immunization and other health and safety procedures are maintained.

Tribal County Offices

Atoka County
Atoka Field Office
1410 S. Gin Rd. ~ P.O. Box 87
Atoka, OK 74525
Phone: (580) 889-6147 Fax: (580) 889-6147

Bryan County
Choctaw Nation Tribal Headquarters
16th & Locust ~ P.O. Box 1210
Durant, OK 74702
Phone: (580) 924-8280     

Toll Free: 1-800-522-6170

Choctaw County
403 Chahta Circle 

P.O. Box 86
Hugo, OK 74743
Phone: (580) 326-6611 Fax: (580) 326-6663

Coal County
Coalgate Field Office
103 E. California
Coalgate, OK 74538
Phone: (580) 927-3641 Fax: (580) 927-3976

Haskell County
Stigler Field Office
2208 E. Main ~ P.O. Box 189
Stigler, OK 74462
Phone: (918) 967-2398  Fax: (918) 967-5190

Latimer County
Wilburton Field Office
515 Center Point Rd.
Wilburton, OK 74578
Phone: (918) 465-2389     Fax: (918) 465-1599

Leflore County
Talihina Field Office
201 Dallas St.
Talihina, OK 74571    
Phone: (918) 567-2106    Fax: (918) 567-2106    

Spiro Field  Office
19400 AES Rd. ~ P.O. Box 187
Spiro, OK 74959
Phone: (918) 962-3832    Fax: (918) 962-3871

Poteau Field Office
Dale Cox Community Center 208 B St. ~ P.O. Box 793
Poteau, OK 74953
Phone: (918) 647-9324     Fax: (918) 649-3425

McCurtain County
Bethel Field Office    
144 County Rd. ~ P.O. Box 131    
Bethel, OK 74724    
Phone: (580) 241-5637    Fax: (580) 241-5413    

Broken Bow Field Office
Family Investment Center
210 Chahta Rd. ~ P.O. Box 207
Broken Bow, OK 74728
Phone: (580) 584-6372    Fax: (580) 584-3684

Idabel Field Office    
2408 E. Lincoln Rd. ~ P.O. Box 1844    
Idabel, OK 74745    
Phone: (580) 286-6116    Fax: (580) 286-9293    

Wright City Field Office
~ P.O. Box 789
Wright City, OK 74776
Phone: (580) 981-7011    Fax:

Smithville Field Office
HC 15, Box 72 ~ P.O. Box 369
Smithville, OK 74957
Phone: (580) 244-3289    Fax: (580) 244-3347

Pittsburg County
McAlester Field Office    
1632 S. George Nigh Expressway    
McAlester, OK 74501    
Phone: (918) 423-1016    Fax: (918) 423-1089    

Crowder Field Office
~ P.O. Box 115
Crowder, OK 74430
Phone: (918) 334-5344    Fax:

Pushmataha County
Antlers Field Office
400 1/2 S.W. O St. ~ P.O. Box 192
Antlers, OK 74523
Phone: (580) 298-5501    Fax:

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Child Development Centers

Choctaw Nation Child Development Center (Bennington)*
820 N. Perry ~ P.O. Box 76
Bennington, OK 74723
Phone: (580) 847-2528     Fax: (580) 847-2058

Choctaw Nation Child Development Center (Coalgate)*
214 S.E. Veteran’s Dr. 
Coalgate, OK 74538
Phone: (580) 927-2118     Fax: (580) 927-2518

Choctaw Nation Child Development Center (Durant)*
2750 Big Lots Parkway ~ P.O. Box 186
Durant, OK 74702
Phone: (580) 920-1801     Fax: (580) 924-6644

Choctaw Nation Child Development Center (Idabel)*
2412 E. Lincoln Rd.
Idabel, OK 74745
Phone: (580) 286-3060     Fax: (580) 286-7415

Choctaw Nation Child Development Center (Stigler)
208 S. City Lake Rd. ~ P.O. Box 368
Stigler, OK 74462
Phone: (918) 967-5005     Fax: (918) 967-4930

Choctaw Nation Child Development Center (Talihina)
10762 SE 1139th Ave.
Talihina, OK 74571
Phone: (918) 567-3184     Fax: (918) 567-4345

* Indicates Choctaw Nation Head Start located at the same location

Resources and Referrals

SOSU Child Care Resource and Referral
1405 North 4th Avenue PMB 4232
Durant, OK 74701
Toll Free:  1-888-320-5205  Local: 580-745-3176
Fax:  580-745-7452
www.se.edu/dept/childcare
Counties served:  Atoka, Bryan, Choctaw, Coal, Haskell, Hughes, Latimer, LeFlore
McCurtain, Pittsburg, Pushmataha 

ECU Child Care Resource and Referral
200 Fentom Hall, Box E-3
Ada, OK  74820
Toll Free:  1-800-862-5593  Local:  580-436-5202
Fax:  580-310-9007
www.ecok.edu/ccrra/
Counties served:  Carter, Garvin, Johnston, Love, Marshall, McClain, Murray, 
Okfuskee, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie, Seminole

Child Care Resource and Referral Association
4200 Perimeter Center, Suite 235
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Toll Free: 1-888-962-2772    Local: 405-942-5001
Fax: (405) 942-3740
www.oklahomachildcare.org

Child Care Finders 
2615 E. Randolph 
Enid, OK 73701
Toll Free: 1-800-401-3463    Local: (580) 548-2318 
Fax: (580) 548-2342 
www.childcarefinder.org
Counties served: Alfalfa, Beaver, Blaine, Canadian, Cimarron, Dewey, Ellis, 
Garfield, Grant, Harper, Kingfisher, Major, Texas, Woods, Woodward

Delaware Child Development Resource & Referral  
4110 Tuxedo Blvd.
Bartlesville, OK 74006
Toll Free: 1-866-254-9864    Local: (918) 337-6525 
Fax: (918) 336-7480 
https://www.delawarechild.org/randr
Counties served: Kay, Lincoln, Logan, Noble, Nowata, Osage, Pawnee, 
Payne, Washington

Satellite Offices: 
700 W. Broadway
Ponca City, OK 74601 
Local: (580) 762-7348 
Fax: (580) 762-2526
1601 S. Main
Stillwater, OK 74075 
Local: (405) 742-4617 
Fax: (405) 744-2859

Cherokee Nation Child Care Resource & Referral 
P.O. Box 948 
Tahlequah, OK 74465
Toll Free: 1-888-458-6230    Local: (918) 453-5300 
Fax: (918) 458-7616 
www.cherokeekids.net
Counties served: Adair, Cherokee, Craig, Delaware, Mayes, 
McIntosh, Muskogee, Okmulgee, Ottawa, Sequoyah

Great Plains Child Care Resource & Referral 
901 S. Broadway 
Hobart, OK 73651
Toll Free: 1-888-878-4417    Local: (580) 726-2172 
Fax: (580) 726-3384 
www.gpccrr.org
Counties served: Beckham, Caddo, Comanche, Cotton, Custer, Grady, 
Greer, Harmon, Jackson, Jefferson, Kiowa, Roger Mills, Stephens, Tillman, Washita

Rainbow Fleet Child Care Resource & Referral 
3024 Paseo 
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Toll Free: 1-800-438-0008    Local: (405) 525-3111 
Fax: (405) 521-1426 
www.rainbowfleet.org
Counties served: Cleveland, Oklahoma

Child Care Resource Center 
18 N. Norwood 
Tulsa OK 74115
Local: (918) 834-2273 
Fax: (918) 834-9339 
www.csctulsa.org/ccrc
Counties served: Creek, Rogers, Tulsa, Wagoner

 

Please click here for the Choctaw Nation Tribal Early Learning Inititive (TELI) Road to Early Childhood Resources

Native American Child Care Programs

Absentee Shawnee Tribe
2025 S. Gordon Cooper
Shawnee, OK 74801
Phone: (405) 275-4030
Fax: (405) 273-1192

Alabama Quassarte Tribal Town
P.O. Box 187
Wetuka, OK 74859
Phone: (405) 452-3659
Fax: (405) 452-3435

Apache Tribe
P.O. Box 1220
Anadarko, OK 73005
Phone: (405) 247-5342
Fax: (405) 247-2686

Caddo Indian Tribe
P.O. Box 487
Binger, OK 73009
Phone: (405) 247-3642
Fax: (405) 247-6022

Central Tribes of the Shawnee Area, Inc.
1535 N. McKinley
Shawnee, OK 74801
Phone: (405) 275-4870
Fax: (405) 275-9684

Cherokee Nation
P.O. Box 948
Tahlequah, OK 74456
Phone: (918) 453-5045
Fax: (918) 458-7616

Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes
P.O. Box 38
Concho, OK 73022
Phone: (405) 262-5283
Fax: (405) 262-5824

Chickasaw Nation
226 Rosedale Rd.
Ada, OK 74820
Phone: (580) 436-0877
Fax: (580) 310-9484

Choctaw Nation
P.O. Box 1210
Durant, OK 74702
Phone: (580) 924-8280
ext. 2438
Fax: (580) 920-4959

Citizen Band Potowatomi Tribe
1601 S. Gordon Cooper
Shawnee, OK 74801
Phone: (405) 878-4861
Fax: (405) 878-4668

Comanche Tribe
P.O. Box 908
Lawton, OK 73502
Phone: (580) 492-3766
Fax: (580) 492-3795

Delaware Tribe of Indians
P.O. Box 968
Bartlesville, OK 74005
Phone: (918) 337-6500
Fax: (918) 336-7480

Delaware Nation of Oklahoma
P.O. Box 825
Anadarko, OK 73005
Phone: (405) 247– 2448
ext. 146
Fax: (405) 247-9393

Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
P.O. Box 350
Seneca, MO 64865
Phone: (918) 666-5151 ext. 201
Fax: (918) 666-2065

Ft. Sill Apache Tribe
Rt. 2, Box 121
Apache, OK 73006
Phone: (580) 588-2298
Fax: (580) 588-3133

Iowa Tribe
Rt. 1, Box 721
Perkins, OK 74059
Phone: (405) 547-5826
Fax: (405) 547-5991

Kaw Nation
Drawer 50
Kaw City, OK 74641
Phone: (580) 362-4114
Fax: (580) 362-3863

Kialegee Tribal Town
P.O. Box 332
Wetumka, OK 74883
Phone: (405) 452-5388
Fax: (405) 452-3413

Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma
10525 S. Hwy. 102 ~
P.O. Box 458
McLoud, OK 74851
Phone: (405) 964-2063
Fax: (405) 964-2106

Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma
P.O. Box 369
Carnegie, OK 73015
Phone: (580) 654-2300 ext. 204
Fax: (580) 654-2406

Miami Tribe of Oklahoma
02 S. Eight Tribes Trail
P.O. Box 579
Miami, OK 74354
Phone: (918) 540-9389
Fax: (918) 540-9392

Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma
515 G St. S.E.
Miami, OK 74354
Phone: (918) 542-1190
Fax: (918) 542-5415

Muscogee (Creek) Nation
P.O. Box 580
Okmulgee, OK 74447
Phone: (918) 732-7680
Fax: (918) 758-1498

Osage Nation
1301 Grandview
Pawhuska, OK 74056
Phone: (918) 287-5362
Fax: (918) 287-1050

Otoe-Missouria Tribe
8151 Hwy. 177
Red Rock, OK 74651
Phone: (580) 723-4466 ext. 212
Fax: (580) 723-1057

Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma
13 S. 69A ~ P.O. Box 110
Miami, OK 74534
Phone: (918) 540-1536
Fax: (918) 542-3214

Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma
881 Little Dee Dr.
Pawnee, OK 74058
Phone: (918) 762-3621
Fax: (918) 762-6449
Fax: (918) 540-2538

Peoria Tribe of Oklahoma
118 S. Eight Tribes Trail
P.O. Box 1527
Miami, OK 74355
Phone: (918) 540-2535

Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma
20 White Eagle Dr.
Ponca City, OK 74601
Phone: (580) 762-7927
Fax: (580) 762-2743

Quapaw Tribe
P.O. Box 765
Quapaw, OK 74363
Phone: (918) 542-1853
Fax: (918) 542-4694

Seminole Nation of Oklahoma
P.O. Box 1380
Wewoka, OK 748884
Phone: (405) 257-6276
Fax: (405) 257-2184

Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma
P.O. Box 1283
Miami, OK 74355
Phone: (918) 787-5452
Fax: (918) 787-5521

Shawnee Tribe
29 S. Hwy. 69A
Miami, OK 74354
Phone: (918) 542-2441
Fax: (918) 542-2922

Thlopthlocco Tribal Town
P.O. Box 188
Okemah, OK 74859
Phone: (918) 623-2620
Fax: (918) 623-9745

Tonkawa Tribe of Oklahoma
#1 Rush Buffalo Rd.
Tonkawa, OK 74653
Phone: (580) 628-2561
Fax: (580) 628-3375
Fax: (918) 431-1796

United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians
P.O. Box 975
Tahlequah, OK 74465
Phone: (918) 431-9998

Wichita and Affiliated Tribes
P.O. Box 729
Anadarko, OK 73005
Phone: (405) 247-2425 ext 313
Fax: (405) 247-3256

Wyandotte Nation
P.O. Box 250
Wyandotte, OK 74370
Phone: (918) 678-2297 ext. 230
Fax: (918) 678-2944