There are two programs available for scholarships for Family Child Care Homes and Centers:
National Association for Family Child Care
Scholarships from the National Association for Family Child Care will reimburse up to $500 of application fees paid by an Oklahoma family childcare home provider for accreditation or $250 for re-accreditation by the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC). The recipient must be a Family Child Care Home provider currently licensed in the state of Oklahoma.
After the Accreditation Application has been submitted to NAFCC, eligible providers may request reimbursement of up to $500 new or $250 renewal from OCCRRA by providing documentation that show Application Fees have been paid to NAFCC.
Please contact your local R&R Specialists for copies of the scholarship form. Attach copies of proof of application fee payment along with the form and mail or email it to:
Paula K. Koos, Executive Director, OCCRRA
4100 Perimeter Center Drive, Suite 235
Oklahoma City, OK 73112, email@example.com
Early Childhood Association of Oklahoma
ECAO administers a similar grant that helps centers with NAEYC Accreditation. This award not only helps to defray the cost of NAEYC Accreditation fees, but an Accreditation Specialist will work with the program to answer questions that may arise concerning NAEYC Accreditation.
To apply, you must be an ECAO member, be in good standing with state licensing, and have a minimum of a two star status.
Click here for the guidelines and application.