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Child Care Development Fund (CCDF)

CCDF Synopsis


CHILDCARE FACILITY TYPE SUBSIDIZED BY CCDF:                 # Kids

CENTER TOTAL:                                                                                     88

HOME TOTAL:                                                                                           3

QUAPAW TRIBE CENTERS:
                                                             # Kids

O-GAH-PAH LEARNING CENTER                                                          49

DOWNSTREAM LEARNING CENTER                                                    19

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.

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.


Responsibilities

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.

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