The SNCDC is dedicated to enhancing the quality and affordability of child care for all Native American families. SNCDC assists families in accessing quality child care for children while parents work, attend class, or are in training. The SNCDC is part of the Administration of Children, Youth, & Families in the DHS.
Child Care services promote healthy child development & self-sufficient families.
- Safe and healthy learning environments
- Parent involvement
- Training and support for providers
- Continuity of care
Linked to health, family support, and other tribal and community agencies.
Information and Referral
- Consumer Education
- Public Awareness
Our SNCDC Facility
We offer our facility to ALL Native American families in our services area. Families who qualify may have a co-payment according to their NET income. Those who are not income eligible can still enroll their children at full cost.
The SNCDC has three location - Wewoka, Konawa, and Seminole(Mission). All of our Centers are licensed through DHS.
We offer before and after care services at the facilities and also to Seminole Nation Head Start children whose parents work, attend school, or are in job training.
The Seminole Nation Child Development Center programs go year round. The number of children is limited for the large classrooms, so children receive the time and attention needed. Security monitors in each classroom ensure the safety of all children in the classroom.
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We offer our facility to ALL Native American families that want their Child(ren) to be taught the Seminole Language. This is our newest program. We offer before/after care services at the center also.
DHS Licensed Day Care
Those who are not eligible for DHS day care assistance may choose a licensed child care of choice and we will assist with the payment in Seminole County.
Parents may also have a relative provider who offers child care in the provider's home. Children with severe disabilities may have providers in their own homes. The provider must pass an Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations background check and a home inspection. The providers are also required to attend training that the SNCDC arranges. These include CPR, First Aid, Food Handler Safety, Fire Extinguisher Training and other child care related trainings throughout the year. This program is geared toward parents who work either at night, evenings when day care may not be open, weekends, before and after school when the services are not offered at their schools, or for those parents who may not be eligible for DHS assistance.