Child Care Development Fund (CCDF)

November 2019 Synopsis

The program subsidized a total of 90 children during the month of October spending a total of $55,790 on child care. We subsidized 47 children at O-Gah-Pah Learning Center and 21 children at Downstream Learning Center.  The families utilized 12 centers and 1 home.

Childcare Facility Type Subsidized by CCDF
Program Total Kids 90
Center Total 12

Quapaw Tribe Centers
 Number of Kids
O-Gah-Pah Learning Center 47
Downstream Learning Center 21


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)
           206 East Future Farmer Road
           Quapaw, OK  74363
Fax:     918-238-3153
Email: EMail 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


Application for child care assistance (PDF)
Verification of employment (PDF)
CCDF Program Guidelines (PDF)
Proof of Residence (PDF)
CCDF Waiting list form (PDF)
Self Employment Verification Form (PDF)


Arkansas - Child Care Emergency Plan Web Site: (Web Page Link)

Arkansas - Licensing Requirements (Web Page Link)
Kansas - Child Care Emergency Plan Web Site (Web Page Link)
Kansas - Licensing Requirements (Web Page Link)
Kansas - List of Child Care Providers (Web Page Link)
Kansas - List of Facility Visits and Complaints (Web Page Link)
Missouri - Statewide Child Care Emergency Disaster Plan Web Site (Web Page Link)
Missouri - Licensing Requirements (Web Page Link)
Missouri - List of Child Care Providers Search Engine (Web Page Link)
Missouri - List of Child Care Providers (Web Page Link)
Missouri - List of Facility Visits and Complaints (Web Page Link)
Oklahoma - Statewide Child Care Disaster Plan (Web Page Link)
Oklahoma - Licensing Requirements (Web Page Link)
Oklahoma - List of Child Care Providers (Web Page Link)
Oklahoma - List of Facility Visits and Complaints (Web Page Link)

Number of Kids

Number of Kids

  1. Child Care Development Fund

    Office Hours 8 am - 5 pm.
                          Monday - Friday

  2. JoOuita Smith

    Child Care Programs Director

  3. Laura Johnston

    Resource and Referral Assistant