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Press Release

Release Date: May 09, 2018

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

The Chickasaw Nation Early Childhood Center (Head Start) is accepting spring enrollment applications for the 2018-2019 school year at the Ardmore, Sulphur and Tishomingo, Oklahoma locations.

Although applications are accepted throughout the year, enrollment deadline for each upcoming school year is June 1.

The Chickasaw Nation Early Childhood Center is a child development program serving income-eligible families with children 3 to 5 years old. The program is designed to teach skills necessary for academic success in later school years.

The program focuses on providing skill-appropriate services for all students. Children with special needs are a top priority.

The early childhood development philosophy is based on the principle that early childhood education should address children’s needs in all areas of development: physical, social, emotional and cognitive.

Preference is given to Native American and low-income families and children with disabilities. Transportation services are included in the program.

Required forms are available at any early childhood center or by visiting

For more information, or to obtain an application, please contact the Chickasaw Nation Early Childhood Center in your area.

Ardmore Center: 580-223-6276

Sulphur Center: 580-622-6200

Tishomingo Center: 580-371-3216

Last Updated: 09/16/2016