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Chickasaw Nation Preschool and Head Start Program

The Chickasaw Nation Preschool and Head Start Program is a center-based federal and tribally funded program that promotes the school readiness of children from ages three to five years. The program 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. It should provide support and assistance to all those who affect the child’s development. The child’s entire family, as well as the community, must be involved.

The Chickasaw Nation Preschool and Head Start program is family-focused. The family is viewed as the most important influence in a child’s life. To meet these needs, the program offers components in education, parent/guardian involvement, health, social services and services for children with disabilities. Through an interdisciplinary approach of all components and parent policy council group, this philosophy is reflected in every aspect of the early childhood education experience. The center environments will provide children the opportunity to develop to their maximum potential.

Please complete the Head Start Community Assessment.

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You Provide

  • Birth certificate
  • Immunization record
  • CDIB card (if applicable)
  • Chickasaw citizenship certificate (if applicable)
  • Parent/guardian income verification
  • Insurance card (private, Sooner Care, Medicare)


The Chickasaw Nation Head Start Program

Other Information

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

Preference is given to First American and low-income families, and children with disabilities.

Service Area

Chickasaw Nation Residents

This service is available inside the Chickasaw Nation's boundaries


Ardmore Head Start
825b Locust St.
Ardmore, Oklahoma 73401

(580) 223-6276

Chickasaw Nation Preschool
226 Rosedale Road
Ada, Oklahoma 74820

(580) 310-6638

Douglas H. Johnston Building
300 Rosedale Road
Ada, Oklahoma 74820

(580) 421-7711

Sulphur Head Start
1600 W. 18th Building A
Sulphur, Oklahoma 73086

(580) 622-6200

Tishomingo Head Start
803 E. 6th St.
Tishomingo, Oklahoma 73460

(580) 371-3216