Four Winds Early Headstart & Child Development Center

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FCP/ERSEA/ECD Interim Director

Iowa Tribe of OK Early Head Start

Phone (405) 547-5826

Fax (405) 547-5991


Jennifer Stevenson – Site Supervisor

Theresa Ferguson – Expectant Families/Nutrition Manager

Charissa Kerns – Early Childhood Manger

2010 – 2011 Annual Report

2011-2012 Annual Report

2013-2014 Annual Report

There is no application fee.
2015-2016 Early Headstart Application
2015-2016 Early Head Start Family Handbook
2015-2016 Child Care Application

Child Care Family Handbook

Early Childhood Programs

Immunization Schedule
DHS Title XX Assistance acceptedTribal Voucher Assistance accepted





Mission Statement:

The mission of the Iowa Tribe Child Care Program is to celebrate and support the diversity of families through services which are family driven, coordinated, integrated and culturally appropriate and comprehensive.

Tah-Je-Do-Weh Che is a tribally operated, DHS licensed child development center located 3 miles south of Perkins, West of highway 177. Funding is provided through the Child Care and Development Fund Block Grant and Early Head Start, both of which are governed by the Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families.


Tribal Child Care Assistance Program
Our program assists eligible families with their financial obligation for childcare.The Childcare Assistance Program is funded by a Federal Grant through the Department of Human Services and Administration for Children & Families. Certain requirements of the Child Care Program are necessary because of the federal regulations of the funding source. None of the funds used for child care assistance are tribal monies.
The purpose of the Child Care Assistance Program is to increase the availability, affordability, and quality of child care services in the 3 counties of the ITO service area. We serve Native American children under 13 years of age. Child Care Assistance Application
Our program permits parents to choose from a broad range of providers licensed by the State of Oklahoma. These homes and centers are monitored by the state DHS workers and by the ITO Early Childhood Director to ensure standards for health, safety and quality are maintained. Child Care Application Cover Letter
The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma Child Care Assistance Program has deemed it necessary to develop minimum requirements for parents who have the primary responsibility for monitoring their child’s care, the ITO monitoring representatives provides an additional level of protection through on-site inspections, technical assistance, and consultation with those who provide child care.


The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma is looking  for 15 youth 3rd – 6th grades that reside within the ITO service district to sign-up for our new 3rd—6th grade Afterschool Program. Our new Afterschool Program will be an academic program providing instruction on an individualized basis; by certified teachers.

ASP Student Flyer

Afterschool Program Application

Afterschool – Bullying Harassment Policy

Afterschool – Liability and Medical Release

Afterschool – Photo and Media Release

Afterschool – Transportation Release


eLearning is learning utilizing electronic technologies to access educational curriculum outside of a traditional classroom. eLearning is an excellent tool for anyone wanting to improve their academic achievement.
The ITO eLearning Classroom program is composed of virtual seats, within the Reading Plus and Think Through Math self-paced computer programs, which are for students 3rd grade through college and adults who need help raising their academic levels or who may need to prepare for GED classes.

eLearning Application
elearning Flyer