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SEMINOLE NATION CHILD CARE - KONAWA, OK
The objective of the Seminole Nation Child Care Program is to subsidize the expense of child care for low-income families, while increasing the availability, affordability and quality of child care services where the parents are working, attending training or attending an educational program.
HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS:
Parents are approved for a 12- month Eligibility period. Qualifying parents will be assessed a monthly family share co-payment to be paid to the child care provider. The co-payment is determined by the monthly household income and the number of persons residing in the household and is not based on child care usage.
When the child is approved of child care assistance the Child care Assistant Caseworker will mail or email an approval letter to the parent(s) and the child care provider. Certificates and Attendance records will be mailed to the child care provider after Licensing & Monitoring have approved the child care provider.
Parent(s) will receive a Re-Certification Letter in the 10th month of their 12-month Eligibility Period requesting their annual update documentation. The documentation is due by the 10th day of the 11th month even though the child care assistance expires the last day of the 12th month. Parent(s) are responsible for reporting within 10 working days and submitting within 30 working days any changes in any household information that can affect child care assistance.
To participate in the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma's child care assistance program parent(s) must either be working, training, or enrolled in an education program.
The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma serves any and all Tribally enrolled Families that reside in our service area (Seminole County and up to 10 miles outside of Seminole County border).
To apply for assistance parent(s) must submit a complete application. Applications are accepted in person, by fax, email, or USPS.
WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS:
1. DAYCARE ASSISTANCE:
The Office of Childcare operates a certificate program. Parent(s) may choose a state licensed day care center; state family daycare home; tribal registered child care provider; or select a family member over the age of 18 that meet the registration requirements of the child care program.
(For a listing of tribal registered child care providers contact the SNCDC Offices).
REQUIRED DOCUMENT LIST - CLICK HERE DAYCARE ASSISTANCE APPLICATION - CLICK HERE2. TRIBALLY OPERATED CENTER:
Parents have a choice of enrolling their child in one of the 3 tribally operated centers. Ages served and slot availability vary by location. Locations include Seminole Center ages 6 weeks-12 years, Wewoka (Barking Waters) before and aftercare only for head start children, and Konawa (Rivermist) ages 1 year to 4 years of age.
REQUIRED DOCUMENT LIST - CLICK HERE SNDC SERVICES APPLICATION - CLICK HERE3. RELATIVE PROVIDER:
Parents may choose to have a relative provide care for their child. The relative must be over the age of 18 and reside in a different household as the child, and must be able to pass home inspection and criminal background check.
REQUIRED DOCUMENT LIST - CLICK HERE CHILDCARE RELATIVE PROVIDER APPLICATION - CLICK HERE4. New Covid-19 Child Care Stabilization Application
The childcare stabilization grants offer financial relief to eligible childcare providers within the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma service area to help offset unexpected business costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and to help stabilize operations so services may continue.
Grants are available to cover a range of expenses, such as:
• Cleaning and sanitization equipment • PPE Supply Kit • Air Purifiers • Hazard Pay • Child Care Provider training •Employee Wage Incentive • Operational Costs • Car seat services • Health and safety costs • QRIS Incentive (Reaching for the Stars)
Please click the link below for more information
Covid-19 Child Care Stabilization Application
Applications can be mailed or faxed to:
Seminole Nation of Oklahoma
Attn: Child Development Center
1920 Reid St.
Seminole, OK 74884
Main Office (405)-382-2416
OK-39, Sasakwa, OK 74867