Information on Child Care
The Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma Child Care grant is funded through the Administration for Children & Families (ACF). This program is to provide childcare services and activities to improve the availability and quality of childcare. This allows the Tribe to assist Tribal members and other Native Americans with the financial burden of childcare. Every family is obligated to pay a co-pay to the provider based on monthly income. Parents are able to choose their provider from among those approved by the State and Tribe.
The CCDF program provided 238 children with quality daycare. We contracted with 82 providers. Throughout the year we have attended and hosted numerous training and meetings. We have assisted numerous child care providers with improving their quality of care provided to our Native American families. Our annual Inter-Tribal children’s pow-wow gets bigger and better every year. It is scheduled for June 13, so mark your calendar. Also, the nine Tribes co-sponsor the National Week of the Young Child (WOYC) in April for child care providers and elementary schools in Ottawa County. The purpose of the WOYC is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.