Child Care Service Area
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.
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.