CPN hosts Local Hero Day

Children in Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s After School Child Development program had the chance to interact with first responders in a positive way when the CPN After School Program hosted Local Hero Day.

CPN students present at Language Fair

Under the direction of interdepartmental Potawatomi language lead Robert Collins, Citizen Potawatomi Nation students from the Tribe’s Child Development Center performed at the 21st annual Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair in the spoken poetry category, receiving first place.

CPN After School Program sees many changes

Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s After School Program has improved under the leadership of program coordinator Jerri Mayer. New to the program are themed clubs, a focus on emotional and interpersonal skills, Potawatomi language, building upgrades and more.

Language update: May 2023

This month’s language update highlights the impressive showing of young Potawatomi students at the recent Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair, the upcoming summer apprentice program with the Department, and more.

CPN child care providers look toward the future

After two years of battling the coronavirus, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Child Development professionals now are optimistically looking toward the future. West Child Care Center Manager Courtney Garza said the past two years challenged employees like never before, but their dedication made the difference.

Students blend virtual, real worlds in after-school program

Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation, Oklahoma State University’s College of Education and Human Sciences Mixed Reality Lab recently completed a pilot program that brings digital design technologies to Native students at tribal schools, including CPN’s Child Development Center after-school program.

Activities abound for youngest Tribal members

The youngest Citizen Potawatomi tribal members will have numerous activities to choose from as the 2022 Family Reunion Festival gets underway in Shawnee, Oklahoma. CPN Child Development Center Director Donnette Littlehead outlines the variety of activities offered.

Getting to know the CPN Child Development Center’s Megan Walker

Child Development Center began educating children 18 years ago and has become one of the largest children’s learning centers in the state of Oklahoma. The center uses a state-certified curriculum taught by teachers and master teachers in each classroom. Longtime employee Megan Walker, a master teacher in the toddler room, sat down with the Hownikan Read More »

CPN Child Development Center’s Keyon Permetter

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Child Development Center has provided early education opportunities to children for almost 18 years. What began as a small center for 50 children in 1997 now educates 328 children and is one of the largest centers in the state of Oklahoma. Although there are several contributing factors, the voucher or subsidy Read More »

Language with Justin: December 2014

Bozho Jayek (Hello everyone) There are a lot of exciting things happening in the language department. We recently received an ANA grant to develop a self-paced online class. We are using the Moodle format, an open-source learning platform that is the next generation of blackboard. We are making beginner, intermediate and advanced courses, each with Read More »