Serving the Navajo Nation

navajo division of social services

Child Care and Development Fund


Mission Statement:


Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Program’s primary mission to provide quality child care to the Navajo communities.   The purpose of providing child care is to ensure that the family can become self-sufficient through employment or becoming employable in the near future.   This can be done by employment, job training or through higher education.  This is accomplished through the tribal child care centers or private providers.

Overview of CCDF:


CCDF has four components; they are the administrative, casework, tribal child care centers and the maintenance unit.    The administrative unit is composed of Accounting, Human Resources, Monitoring, and Information Technology.  The administrative unit is responsible for ensuring that the other components have the needed resources to accomplish their work.

When an individual requests child care, the individual is referred to Casework Unit.    The individual will then fill out an application and provide other required documents such CIB, birth certificate, income statements, etc.  When  the required information is provided, the caseworker will determine whether that individual is eligible or not.   If the individual is determined eligible, he/she will determine what type of child care will be provided.   Parents have the option of choosing the tribal child care centers or utilizing private providers.  Casework Unit does certify individuals to become child care providers; those providers are subsidized by CCDF.    There are five Casework Units Office; their office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Main Office:


Child Care & Development Fund:

PO Box 2425

Window Rock, Arizona 86515

PHONE: (928) 871-6629

FAX: (928) 871-7077


Window Rock AZ 86515

Selena Curley
Acting - Program Manager


Administrative Service Officer


Senior Accountant


Sharon Wallace
Office Specialist




Agency Offices:

  Casework Unit  

Fort Defiance Casework Unit

P.O. Box 1416

St. Michaels, AZ  86511

928 871 7295

Tuba City Casework Unit

P.O. Box 6

Tuba City, AZ   86045

928 283 3470

Crownpoint Casework Unit

P.O. Box 1717

Crownpoint, New Mexico 87313

505 786 2430

Chinle Casework Unit

P.O. Box 128

Chinle, Arizona 86503

928 674 2094

Shiprock Casework Unit

P.O. Box 837

Shiprock, New Mexico  87420

505 368 1580


Child Care Centers:

The child care centers offers services from ages 4 months to 13 years of age; the ages vary by tribal child care centers.   The centers are opened from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.   Short-term services are available, based on availability of space.   The centers promote learning and development in the following areas:  social, emotional, physical, languages and cognitive in a healthy and safe environment.   The children are also provide nutritious meals and snacks.

Should an individual chose the tribal child care centers, the following  child care centers are available.   They are:

Chinle Region:

Kii Doo Baa I Child Care Center

P.O. Box 128

Chinle, Arizona  86503

928 624 2033

Kii Doo Baa II Child Care Center

P.O. Box 128

Chinle, Arizona  8650

928 624 2549

Cottonwood/Tselini Child Care Center

(Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 128, Chinle, AZ  86503)

Many Farms Child Care Center

(Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 128, Chinle, AZ  86503 )

928 781 3618

Nooseli Beolta Child Care Center 128,

(Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 128, Chinle, AZ  86503)

Tsaile, Arizona

928 724 6909

Tsaile Child Care Center

(Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 128, Chinle, AZ  86503)

Tsaile, Arizona 

928 724 2217

Pinon Child Care Center

Pinon, Arizona

(Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 128, Chinle, AZ  86503)

928 725 3760




Fort Defiance Region: 

Leupp Early Learning Center

P.O. Box

Leupp, Arizona 

928 686 3298

Little Miss Muffet Child Care Center

P.O. Box 240

St. Michaels, AZ  86511

928 729 4511

Karigan Child Care Center

P.O. Box 240

St. Michaels, AZ  86511

928 810 5050


Crownpoint Region:

T’iists’ozi Child Care Center

P.O. Box 1717

Crownpoint, New Mexico   87313

505 786 2430

Maintenance Unit:

The primary responsibilities are to maintain and upkeep all the child care centers and ensure that the centers meet the Office of Environmental Health standards.

Emergency Numbers


Navajo Nation Police Department

(928) 871-6111

(928) 871-6113

SFP Crisis Line

(505) 368-1157

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


1 (800) 273-8255 (TALK)


Report Child Abuse or Neglect


Call #7233 Cell Phone



NDSS Executive



Adminstration Building 2


Window Rock AZ

P. (928) 871-6851

F. (928) 871-7372


Ndss - programs


Child Care Development Fund

P. (928) 871-6629

Developmental Disabilities

P. (928) 871-8067

Dept. of Family Services

P. (928) 871-6556

Navajo Children & Family Services

P. (928) 871-6806

Dept. For Self Reliance

P. (928) 810-8553

Navajo School Clothing Program

P. (928) 871-7509

Navajo Treatment Center for Children & Their Families

P. (928) 871-7679

Strengthening Families Program

P. (928) 871-7629