To Apply

Child Care Service Area

Child Care Services

The child care service area extends beyond the traditional boundaries of the Cherokee Nation In northeastern Oklahoma to include all portions of the fourteen counties listed below:

Adair, Cherokee, Craig, Delaware, Mayes, McIntosh, Muskogee, Nowata, Ottawa, Rogers, Sequoyah, Tulsa, Wagoner, Washington



Where to Apply for Child Care Subsidy

Application must be made in person at Tahlequah or one of the listed field offices. Clients are advised to call to verify hours before traveling to any offices.

Tahlequah Office: A Customer Service Representative (CSR) and Licensing Caseworker are available, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday.

Field Offices: A Customer Service Representative (CSR) and a Licensing Caseworker are scheduled as listed below:

Ochelata: Ochelata Clinic 395200 W. 2900 Rd. (918) 718-5753. By appointment only.
Catoosa: Cherokee Village Shopping Center 750 S. Cherokee Suite N. (918) 266-5626. Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Jay: 1499 Industrial Parkway Road. (918) 253- 4219.  2nd & 4th Tuesday. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Pryor: 2 S. Coo-y-yah Street Suite 4. (918) 824-4533. Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., exceptions 2nd & 4th Tuesday.
Sallisaw: 101 W. Quensbury (918) 775-6226. Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Stilwell: 398 N. 8th St. (918) 696-3222.  Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Client(s) may be seen on a Friday by appointment ONLY. Please call the office for which you want to apply for services.


Contract Providers

Child Care Centers and Child Care Homes must be licensed by DHS and registered with the Cherokee Nation in order to be contracted as a subsidy provider.

Family Child Care Homes (relative providers) need only be registered with the Cherokee Nation, but meet the same licensing requirements. A client can choose to have a relative to provide care. The relative must be one of the following to the child: grandparent, great grandparent, immediate aunt or uncle, or adult sibling (18 years or older) residing in own home. The relative provider must go into the office to apply when the client applies.

Documents Needed to Apply for Child Care Subsidy

Title Modified Date Size
Income Guidelines 2018 2/1/2018 300.21 KB
Required Document List 2018 11/15/2018 81.39 KB
Client Responsibility Form 2018 2/1/2018 150.57 KB
Employment Verification Catoosa 2018 2/1/2018 81.11 KB
Employment Verification Jay, Ochelata, Pryor 2018 2/1/2018 81.17 KB
Employment Verification Sallisaw 2018 2/1/2018 81.12 KB
Employment Verification Stilwell 2018 2/1/2018 81.16 KB
Employment Verification Tahlequah 2018 2/1/2018 81.11 KB