CHILD CARE FACILITY TYPE SUBSIDIZED BY CCDF: October # Kids
CENTER TOTAL: 85
HOME TOTAL: 3
QUAPAW TRIBE CENTERS: # 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 the child care 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 were invited to attend from the four state area within a hundred mile radius of the our Tribe. We have provided these training to at least 1,420 child care providers.
The first training of the year is “Creating an Environment where People Thrive” by Jerrod Murr. It is set for January 18, 2018 at the Northeast Technology Center in Afton. Child care providers will receive 2 hours of formal training.
We also create a week of events for National Week of the Young Child in Miami, OK, support the Intertribal Children’s Powwow, and assist with the Just For Kids “JFK” week camp that the Northeastern Tribal Health System sponsors. These three events alone we reach out to 4,473 children each year.
We are taking subsidy applications at this time.
The Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) Program assists low-income Native
American families with the cost of child care based on eligibility. The
program provides child care training and may provide grants to child
care facilities to help improve their quality of care. We also have a
referral program to assist parents in locating a child care facility.