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Cherokee Nation Early Head Start, a Head Start Program of Tahlequah, OK

P.O. Box 948
Tahlequah OK OK
Contact Phone
(918) 453-5000
Early Head Start serves children ages 6 weeks to 3 years at centers in these areas: Tahlequah, Cherry Tree, Jay, Pryor, Stilwell, Salina & Nowata.
Who is Eligible?

Children who are 3 to 5 years old are eligible for Head Start services. Pregnant women and children from birth to 3 years of age are eligible for Early Head Start services. Children and families who are homeless, in foster care, or receive TANF or SSI are also eligible for services. Eligibility is determined by Head Start program staff and some families may be eligible for services if they are determined to be at or below the federal poverty level. Some grantees enroll a percentage of children from families with incomes above the Poverty Guidelines as well.

Families are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply
Eligibility RequirementsCDIB (Federally recognized tribes)Within 14 county Jurisdictional areaIncome GuidelinesAdditional RequirementsSocial Security Card of child and parentBirth CertificateImmunization RecordIncome Verification in the form of documents including: W-2; 1040 tax form; recent pay stub; employer's letter; TANF letter or SSI documents.Applications are screened and prioritized for enrollment opportunities. All children accepted for enrollment must submit a completed physical and dental upon entry into the program. If an application is on file, please contact the office to ensure the most current address and phone number are listed.DownloadsEarly Childhood Unit Enrollment Application (PDF 374 kb)Enrollment Criteria (PDF 74kb)General Contactheadstart@cherokee.o
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