San Felipe Child Care Program

The Pueblo of San Felipe Child Care Program provides Family Home Child Care assistance to median income families that are working, attending school or in a job training program. Must be in any of the above activities for at least 20 hours per week to be eligible for services. Self employment is not accepted as employment.

The program follows the Minimum Health and Safety Standards for all Family Child Care Homes.

View Minimum Health & Safety Standards (PDF)

Child Care

Who is eligible for Child Care Services?

Services are available for children from birth to age 10 or special needs children from birth to age 14. Children MUST be enrolled members of San Felipe Pueblo or otherwise pending enrollment.

Priority of services is given to children with special needs, TANF participants, children in Foster Care/ Protective Services and children of teen parents. All services provided to Foster Care and Protective Services children are limited to a 6 month period due to limited funding.

Eligibility

Parent/ Guardian Application Process

1. Fill out application. Applications can be obtained at the Child Care office, Administration Building, or downloaded below

    Download Parent Application (PDF)

2. Attach requested information: Most recent pay stub, completed Employment verification form, and completed Child Care placement agreement form.

3. If attending school, a class schedule signed by school contact.

4. Information on children needing services Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB), if child is not enrolled, a letter regarding pending status can be obtained at the Enrollment office, Up to date Immunization record, Birth Certificate.

5. If applying under referral for Foster Care/Protective Services a court order must be attached.

6. For children with special needs a physician’s statement explaining the type of disability must be attached.

Are You interested in becoming a Child Care provider?

Our provider applications are based upon your relationship status between you and the child/ren you are planning to be caring for.

Definition of a relative provider: One who is related to the child by blood or marriage. This can be a grandparent, great grandparent, sibling, aunt, uncle.

Relative Provider Application Process

If you are related to the child by blood or marriage (grandparent, great grandparent, sibling, aunt, uncle), please follow the process below:

  1. Fill out application. Applications can be obtained at the Child Care office, Administration Building, or downloaded on the link below.
  2. Must be 18- ID required.
  3. Pre-Service Training.
  4. Home Inspection. The following must be in the provider’s home: 2A10BC Fire Extinguisher, Smoke Detector and First Aid Kit. The program will provide required items only upon availability.
  5. National, State, County and Sex Offender registry check.
  6. State Child Abuse and Neglect Check.

Download Relative Provider Application (PDF)

Non-Relative Provider Application Process

All others please follow the process below:

  1. Fill out application. Applications can be obtained at the Child Care office, Administration Building, or downloaded on the link below.
  2. Must be 18- ID required.
  3. Must obtain a TB skin test. Any positive results from skin test will require a physician’s statement of treatment to ensure the condition is under control.
  4. Pre-Service Training
  5. Home Inspection. The following must be in the provider’s home: 2A10BC Fire Extinguisher, Smoke Detector and First Aid Kit. The program will provide required items only upon availability.
  6. Background Check (Federal, State, County and Sex Offender registry check).
  7. Tribal Background Check.
  8. State Child Abuse and Neglect Check.

Download Non-Relative Provider Application (PDF)

If you have any questions as to which application to fill out please contact us. Our contact information is listed at the bottom.

All Applications can be submitted in-person, through mail, or via email.

All individuals living in a child care home will also be subject to the following:

Relative residents in a family child care home:

  1. National, State, County and Sex Offender registry check.
  2. State Child Abuse and Neglect Check.

Non-Relative residents in a family child care home:

  1. Background Check(National, State, County and Sex Offender registry check).
  2. Tribal Background Check.
  3. State Child Abuse and Neglect Check.

Child Care Payments

Rates are based on a daily rate by age group:

Full Time = more than 5 hours of care.
Part Time = less than 5 hours of care.
Child Care payments are made on a monthly basis.

San Felipe Child Care Program

Office Location:  San Felipe Head Start
Mailing Address:  PO Box 4339, San Felipe Pueblo, NM 87001
Phone: 505-867-3835
Office Hours:  Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm