Human Services

17675 S. Muskogee Ave. Tahlequah, OK 74464

Child Care & Development

Child Care & Development offers programs to child care centers and homes that contract with the Cherokee Nation to provide care to eligible Indian children. Within those services are licensing, monitoring, and support including training and resources. Financial, enrollment and location assistance are also available to eligible Indian families.

Cherokee Nation Child Care & Development operates two child development centers that are licensed by the Department of Human Services and participate in the stars quality initiative. The Tahlequah Child Development Center is accredited by the National Association of the Education of Young Children and recognized as a three-star facility. This center is licensed to care for 135 children ages 6 weeks through 4 years. The Stilwell Child Development Center is a two-star facility and is currently licensed to care for 100 children ages 6 weeks through 4 years.

For more information about subsidy or resources, please contact:


For more information about enrollment, please contact:

Tahlequah Child Development Center

Stilwell Child Development Center


  • 4th Quarter Newsletter - 2019
    Child Care Resource Center quarterly newsletter for October, November, and December of 2019.
  • Client Responsibility and Agreement
    Child Care and Development client responsibility and agreement form.
  • Subsidy Rates
    Income guidelines for child care subsidy rates based on family size and income.
  • Subsidy Required Documents
    List of required documents when applying for child care financial assistance.