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Success By Six / Smart Start Bartlesville's mission is to bring together businesses, civic and social services, and non-profit agencies to lead initiatives that will ensure every child in Washington and Nowata counties has the opportunity to enter school ready and able to learn. Staff develops and supports initiatives concentrating on the areas of health, literacy, education, and quality child care for families within Washington and Nowata counties. Thousands of children's lives have been impacted under these initiatives.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be a DHS licensed or tribally certified child care home

  • Attend annual training sessions

  • Document child attendance, meals served and menus

  • Prepare and serve meals and snacks that meet the program's meal pattern requirements

Reimbursement Rates

There are 2 levels of reimbursement; Tier I and Tier II. To qualify to receive the higher rate we will look at several factors including your school district information, personal income and possibly the income of your child care families. Contact us and we will be happy to help you learn more about this process.

Tier I
Tier II







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Nutrition Specialists

Karen Lay

Voucher Assistant

I am employed as the Voucher Program Assistant with the Delaware Child Development (DCD).  I have been on staff since 1999. I am a graduate of Caney High School and Coffeyville Community College, where I received an AA degree in Business.  I have other duties at DCD as well.   I work with our three child care centers located in Bartlesville, Oklahoma; Chelsea, Oklahoma and Caney, Kansas; reporting their monthly child nutrition program (CACFP) information to the respective states.  I also work as Administrative Assistant, recording all the documentation for our 5 HUD-funded construction projects awarded to the Delaware Tribe.  I assist our Executive Director, Sherry Rackliff, with our board meetings and in any other needed areas.  I am currently serving on the National Indian Child Care Association (NICCA) Board of Directors.  NICCA works to improve, inform, maintain, and protect Tribal child care.

DCD is made up of a team of individuals committed to working with children, families, and communities; to educate on the importance of early childhood development, what is involved in that development, and the lifelong difference it can make in children’s lives.  I have always been a fan of children, so I feel truly fortunate to be working with this group of people who place a high priority on the lives and future of the “little people.”

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In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call (202) 720-5964 (Voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


Overview of the Program
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