The purpose of the Child Care Program is to increase the availability, affordability and quality of child care services. The Cheyenne Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma Child Development program offers families access to affordable, high-quality child care where children have the opportunity to develop to their fullest potential in a safe, healthy and nurturing environment.
Childhood Development Centers
The Cheyenne-Arapaho Child Development Program operates two tribally owned and operated Child Development Centers. They are located in Concho and Clinton Oklahoma. The Centers are licensed by the State of Oklahoma Department of Health and Human Services (DHS) and are 2Star facilities.
C&A Tribal Subsidy Program
The Child Care Program administers a wide array of childcare services through the Cheyenne-Arapaho tribal subsidy program to low-income families with parents or single parent, who is working or attending training or education program. Parents may choose the type of child care that best suits their needs. The Subsidy program also provides technical assistance to providers to assist with maintaining quality of child care services.
Program Eligibility Requirements
Child Development Centers
-6 weeks to 12 years of age
-current immunizations and birth certificate
Tribally Subsidy Program
-income guidelines (sliding fee scale)
-working or in a training or educational Program
-child is an enrolled federally recognized Indian (exception for DHS copayment-child must be enrolled with the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes)
-reside within 11 county service area; Beckham, Blaine, Canadian, Kingfisher, Roger Mills, Washita, Woodward, Custer, Major, Dewey and Ellis.
In-home care is limited due to budget restrictions…if the preferred child care option is in-home; limitations are in place for eligibility. Families MUST require services for three or more children to be eligible for in-home care.