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Chickasaw Nation Child Development Centers


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This program provides long-term positive differences in the lives of children by focusing on the total development of the child. The Chickasaw Nation Child Development Centers are year-round facilities that provide child care and education in secure environments. The centers operate from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The centers are closed on holidays observed by the Chickasaw Nation. Prior notification will be given in the event of other closings.

The centers provide a positive, nurturing environment led by highly trained teachers and staff. Daily curriculum provides components focused on a child’s development and well-being. Children develop healthy interaction skills in learning environments that encourage discovery through play. Health and wellness are incorporated into our programs through nutrition, physical activity, rest and early detection screenings for hearing, vision, dental and development. Teachers partner with parents and caregivers to lead children through their earliest milestones.

Tuition fees are associated with center enrollment. Child care assistance is available for qualified applicants.

Information concerning emergency closings due to inclement weather can be obtained by calling (580) 436-7223.

Mission: To focus on children's total growth and development.

You Provide

  • Immunization records
  • CDIB for the child
  • Citizenship certificate
  • Completed application
  • State birth certificate


Children six weeks to four years of age can enroll. Chickasaw citizens, children in foster care or protective services; children who are mentally or physically challenged; children who are assisted through low income/assistance programs and Native American children will receive preference for admission into the program. Admission depends on center capacity.

Other Information

Child Care Assistance Program
The child care assistance program provides child care assistance to eligible Native American families who live within the Chickasaw Nation service area. To learn more about this program, visit our service page.

Sick Child Care Program
Promoting the health, safety and well-being of mildly ill children, the child care facility cares for students who have contracted certain health issues. A registered nurse is on staff at all times. Classrooms are categorized by illness to minimize the spread of contagions. Students are accepted into the facility on a first come, first served basis after a health assessment by the facility nurse. Visit the sick child care web page for more information.

Car Seat Safety Program
This program provides free inspections of child passenger seats and parent education regarding proper fit of car seats, laws and regulations and vehicle safety.

Car seat checks are performed by certified passenger safety technicians by appointment and during scheduled community events. To learn more about this program, visit our service page.

Early Intervention Program
Chickasaw Nation Child Development Centers provide early intervention staff who can evaluate and assist with targeted services for children who have developmental delays, learning and attention considerations or health conditions. Visit with child development center staff if you think your child could benefit from early intervention services.

Resource and Referral Program
The Chickasaw Child Development Center offers a resource and referral program for those interested in information on becoming child care providers. The program has a lending library of material related to the growth and development of early childhood. Annual training opportunities are available to assist with child care provider certifications.

Hofanti Chokma “to grow well”
Identifying ways to make early childhood development a positive experience, Hofanti Chokma (“to grow well”) collaborates with programs, communities and families who serve children to support developmental and social-emotional well-being through a number of activities including workshops, parenting groups and more. Visit their service page here.

Online Applications

Service Area

Chickasaw Nation Residents

This service is available inside the Chickasaw Nation's boundaries

Contact Information

(580) 272-5398

(580) 272-2735


Chickasaw Nation Child Development Center - Ada
222 Rosedale Road
Ada, Oklahoma 74820

(580) 272-5398

Chickasaw Nation Child Development Center - Ardmore
1001 Cottonwood St.
Ardmore, Oklahoma 73401

(580) 222-2827