Cherokee Nation’s Tribal Registration Office is temporarily closed to in-person assistance and will reopen on Monday, October 4.
More information on the Tribal Registration website.

Child Care and Development

Child Care and Development operates two child care facilities and several programs including: Resource and Referral, Licensing, and Subsidy. The goal of child care and development is to increase the availability, affordability, and quality of childcare and provide training opportunities for parents.

Resource and Referral offer child care providers technical assistance and training. Parents can obtain referrals to quality child care options in their area. Cherokee PARENTS offers parenting classes and assistance for parents.

Licensing provides monitoring visits to over 500 licensed and registered child care providers to ensure compliance with OKDHS Child Care Licensing standards.

Subsidy provides financial assistance with child care payments to over 2,500 children annually. Parents of children birth-12 years of age who are working, going to school, attending job-training programs or are in need of protective services receive this service.

Two-Tribally owned and operated centers are located in Tahlequah and Stilwell. The centers are licensed to care for up to 200 children ages 6 weeks to 4 years.

For more information about Child Care and Development Resource and Referral, Licensing and Subsidy please contact:

Resource and Referral - ccrc@cherokee.org
Licensing - childcarelicensing@cherokee.org
Subsidy – cdc_resource@cherokee.org

Or call 918-453-5300 or 888-458-6230

For more information about enrollment in a center, please contact:

Tahlequah Child Development Center – 918-453-5070
Stilwell Child Development Center – 918-696-3222

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