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Child Care Development Fund (CCDF)


July 6, 2018 at Spring River Indian Baptist Church across the road from the Powwow ground we will be having a “Block Party” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   We will have water play, inflatables, and arts&crafts activities.  We also sill serve free hot dogs from 12-1 (first come first serve).  Free for everyone.   

CCDF Synopsis


CENTER TOTAL:                                                                                     85

HOME TOTAL:                                                                                           3

                                                             # Kids

O-GAH-PAH LEARNING CENTER                                                          16

DOWNSTREAM LEARNING CENTER                                                    47

The Quapaw Tribe CCDF Program collaborates with the Northeastern Oklahoma Tribal CCDF staff to implement provider trainings throughout the year for childcare providers who have Native American children subsidized by our CCDF Programs.

We provided approximately 40 trainings for the fiscal year October 1, 2016-September 30, 2017. Providers are invited to attend from the four state area who are within a hundred-mile radius of the our tribe. So far, we have provided these training to at least 1,420 child care providers.

In 2018, we attended training “Creating an Environment where People Thrive” by Jerrod Murr at the Northeast Technology Center in Afton. Childcare providers received two hours of formal training.

Each year, CCDF staff take part in three large events supporting children.  A week of events for National Week of the Young Child in Miami, OK is held each Spring.  Quapaw Tribal staff support the Intertribal Children’s Powwow in June.  We also assist with the Just For Kids “JFK” week camp that is sponsored by the Northeastern Tribal Health System clinic in Miami, OK. These three events alone reach 4,473 children annually.

We are taking subsidy applications at this time.


The Childcare Development Fund (CCDF) Program assists low-income Native American families with the cost of childcare, based on eligibility. The program provides childcare training and may provide grants to childcare facilities to help improve their quality of care. We also have a referral program to assist parents with locating a childcare facility.