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 Kiersten Dailey at (918) 287-5363.
LICENSING CHILD CARE FACILITIES/HOMES
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 Katie Swan at (918) 287-5377.
OSAGE NATION PARTNERING IN PARENT EDUCATION
The Osage Nation Partnering in Parent Education (P.I.P.E) is a program under the Child Care Department. PIPE focuses on building strong relationships with families of the children ages 0-3 through conferences, home visits, child care assistance, parenting classes and community outreach. If you would like further information on P.I.P.E, call 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.
The Osage Nation Child Care Resource Room serves the information, resource and supplies needs of Osage Nation licensed child care providers throughout the county. The resources and services of the Resource Room have been assembled to meet the specific needs of children 0-12. We have recently moved to the Welcome Center and our Resource Room is up and ready to be used. We have die cuts, borders, pencils, glue, construction paper and so much more. If you have any questions concerning the Resource Room, please call the Resource Specialist, Kendra Jones, at (918) 287-5306.