Child Care Development Fund (CCDF)

Upcoming Events supported by CCDF: 

September 30, 2023 Native Youth Fall Powwow -Grand Entry 6:00 p.m. Sponsored by Quapaw Nation CCDF, SAMHSA, & FVP/OVW. To be held at the Quapaw Nation Wellness Center 
October 14, 2023 Quapaw Nation Fall Gathering at the Quapaw Nation Powwow Grounds 
October 26, 2023 Quapaw Nation Halloween Party 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Quapaw Nation Wellness Center, free games, food, and lots of candy. Spooky trail for the brave.

Childcare Facility Type Subsidized by CCDF - June Numbers
Program Total Kids194
Center Total44

Quapaw Tribe Centers
 Number of Kids Subsidized by CCDF - June Numbers
O-Gah-Pah Learning Center44
Downstream Learning Center19


 The CCDF Program goal is to increase the availability, affordability, and quality for child care in the Quapaw Nation service area. The Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) Program assist eligible Native American families with the cost of child care. The program offers child care trainings to eligible child care providers and may provide grants to child care facilities to help improve their quality of care. We also have a referral program to assist parents with locating a child care facility.


 Applicants, working, enrolled in educational program, job-training program, need to be or are receiving protective services, respite care, teen parents, or homeless; Must meet the definition of an “Indian Child” ages newborn to 12 years old; or 13-18 years old who are physically and/or mentally incapable of self-care ; or 13-18 years who are under court supervision; must meet income guidelines; and applicants must also live in one of the counties in the below service area.

Service Area Counties by State

OKLAHOMA - Adair Cherokee, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Mayes, Muskogee, Nowata, Ottawa, Rogers, Tulsa, Wagoner, Washington
 MISSOURI - Barry, Barton, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Greene, Jasper, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Stone, Vernon
 ARKANSAS - Benton, Carrol, Crawford, Franklin, Madison, Washington
 KANSAS - Allen, Anderson, Bourbon, Cherokee, Crawford, Labette, Linn, Montgomery, Neosho, Wilson.

   * “Indian Child” Definition: Any child who is enrolled or eligible for enrollment in any federally recognized tribe is an Indian  or who is in the legal custody or is residing with an enrolled Indian Citizen or a person who is eligible to enroll in a federally recognized tribe or who has a Certificate Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) card. *This definition pertains to only the Quapaw Nation CCDF Program.

 Applicants may download the application that includes a checklist of documents requirements that must be submitted for approval by the CCDF Staff.
  Applications can be faxed, scanned, emailed or hand delivered.  Please do not hesitate to call the CCDF Staff for more information.

 Submit applications to:

Mail:  Child Care Development Fund (CCDF)
           P.O. Box 765
           Quapaw, OK 

Fax:     918-674-5720
EmailEMail Quapaw CCDF

 Types of child care settings (must be within our service area)

  • State Licensed child care centers                                               
  • State Contracted Tribal Centers                                                  
  • Early Head Start Programs (State Licensed)                          
  • Faith-based settings (state licensed)                                        
  • In-Home Providers                                                                          
  • Pre-Kindergarten or Preschool (state licensed)
  • Relative Care (State Licensed/contracted)
  • State Licensed family child care homes
  • Tribally operated programs 
  • Head Start Programs (State Licensed)
  • Programs on military base 
  • State Licensed School Age Programs

Number of Kids

Number of Kids

  1. JoOuita Smith

    CCDF Director
    Phone: +1 (918) 238-3120 ext. 3120

  2. Laura Johnston

    Resource and Referral Assistant
    Phone: +1 (918) 238-3120 ext 6095

  3. Donna Mack

    Monitoring Assistant
    Phone: (918) 238-3120 ext. 6096

  4. CCDF

    Physical Address
    304 Main Street
    Quapaw, OK 74363


    Fax: +1 9186745720


    Monday through Thursday

    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


    8 a.m. to 4 p.m.