CCA is funded by a federal grant through the Department of Health & Human Services and Administration for Children and Families. Certain requirements of the Child Care Program are necessary because of federal regulations. None of the funds used for day care assistance are tribal monies.
Federal funding is applied for annually by the Choctaw Nation in order to allow CCA 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.
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Child Care Assistance Program helps eligible families with their financial obligation for child care.
We work to increase the availability, affordability, and quality of the child care services in the 10 1/2 counties of the Choctaw Nation service area. We service Native American children under the age of 13.
Our program lets parents choose from a broad range of child care providers licensed by the State of Oklahoma. These homes and centers are monitored by the State Department of Human Services (DHS) workers and by a Choctaw Nation monitoring coordinator to make sure standards for health, safety and quality are maintained.
Our goal is to ensure maintenance of minimum standards for the care and protection of children away from their homes and to encourage and assist the relative child care home to meet maximum standards and to work for the development of sufficient and adequate services for child care.
Welcome to the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Child Care Assistance Program. Our Program assists eligible families with their financial obligation for child care.
The purpose of the Child Care Assistance Program is to increase the availability, affordability, and quality of the child care services in the 10 1/2 counties of the Choctaw Nation service area. We service Native American children under the age of 13.
Child Care Licensed Provider
There are two categories of providers that may participate in the Choctaw Nation Child Care Assistance Program. They are Licensed Providers and non-licensed or relative providers (please see Relative Provider section of our Web site).
The Choctaw Nation Child Care Assistance Program has deemed it necessary to develop minimum requirements for relative child care homes. Although parents have the primary responsibility for monitoring their child’s care, the Choctaw Nation monitoring representative provides an additional level of protection through on-site inspections, technical assistance, and consultation with those who provide child care.
Contact Choctaw Child Care Assistance Program
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Child Care Assistance Program
3710 Choctaw Road (physical address)
P.O. Box 1210 (mailing address)
Durant, OK 74702
(580) 924-8280 or (800) 522-6170
FAX (580) 920-4959
Hours: Monday-Friday (except holidays) 8:00-4:30