Osage Nation Child Care Hotline: 918-287-5696
CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The Osage Nation Child Care Program provides low-income Native American families with child care assistance and aids families in finding quality child care providers that are licensed through the Child Care Program. The Child Care Program is funded by the Child Care Development Block grant and services children between the ages of 6 weeks to 12 years. If you need further information, please call Carrie Rogers at 918-287-5363 or email @email
Client copays are paid through CCDF and/or CRRSA Funds through May31, 2022
LICENSING CHILD CARE FACILITIES/HOMES/RELATIVES
The CCDF grant also allows the Osage Nation Child Care Department to license facilities and homes of child care providers. If the Osage Nation licenses a facility or home, they are allowed to accept CCDF clients. Once they are a licensed provider they are subject to health and safety requirements in the CCDF law. They will be visited a number of times per year to ensure their compliance with these laws and standards. If you need additional information, please call Michelle Harding at 918-287-5317 or Ashlee Walker at 918-287-5296.
PARENTING CLASSES- THE LOVE & LOGIC WAY
Parenting Classes are offered year round. It is a six week course that follows Parenting the Love & Logic Way. We take referrals from Osage Nation Social Services and the Osage County Court, but anyone can sign up and receive parenting classes, free of charge. If you would like to know more about Parenting the Love & Logic Way, call Ashlee Walker at 918-287-5296.
The Book Mobile is a library on wheels. Our Resource Specialist visits schools and early learning facilities throughout the county to supply them with books, theme bags and DVDs that are able to be checked out for a two-week period. There are currently over 3,000 books on the book mobile. If you would like to be added to the Book Mobile schedule, please contact Kendra Jones at 918-287-5306.