Numu Turetuu Early Childhood Development Center (Opening Soon)


The Comanche Nation Early Childhood Development Centers are here to provide quality services through partnerships with families, providers, and the community while nurturing the development of the whole child and supporting cultural and family values.


  • OKDHS Licensed Facility
  • Trained and Certified Teaching Personnel and Management
  • Family Services providing support, guidance, and referrals, as necessary, to all families; as well as providing family engagement activities, educational classes, cultural classes and supportive collaborations with other tribal and non-tribal organizations
  • Follows Child and Adult Food Program Guidelines
  • Childcare Rate: Call for more info
  • Accepts OKDHS, Tribal Subsidy and Private Pay
  • Full-time attendance is mandatory (call for more info)
  • Provide care for children 6 weeks to 12 years old
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Snack served daily
  • School Transportation to certain schools in close proximity (call for more info)
  • Family Engagement Activities and Conferences
  • Off-site Learning Activities and Field Trips
  • Childcare Rate: Call for more info

Curriculum and Learning Philosophy:

Our curriculum is based on a variety of developmentally appropriate learning activities that promote the 7 major areas of development:

  1. Communication and Language Development
  2. Physical Development
  3. Personal, Social, and Emotional Development
  4. Literacy Development
  5. Mathematics
  6. Understanding the World
  7. Expressive Arts and Design
  8. Oklahoma Early Learning Guidelines
  9. Emergent Curriculum and Creative Curriculum
  10. Focused Portfolios and Developmental Screenings
  11. Comanche Culture and Language
  12. Adventurous Play and Appropriate Physical Risk-Taking

We follow the Oklahoma Early Learning Guidelines using Emergent and Creative Curriculum. We do developmental screening using Focused Portfolios. Comanche Culture and Language is implemented daily. We also have a focus on American Sign Language. We encourage Adventurous Play and Appropriate Physical Risk-Taking.

Discrimination Policy:
Our Centers do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender or identity, or handicap condition.
Children with a handicap condition will only be accepted if care accommodations can be met and maintained. However, if a child’s handicap condition requires special therapy and care needed by a trained specialist, we cannot accept them due to not being able to meet their daily care and safety needs.

Numu Turetuu Early Childhood Development Center (Opening Soon)

Numu Turetuu Early Childhood Development Center
206 SW 8th Street
Lawton, OK 73501
Phone: (580) 699-8808
Mailing Address:
PO Box 908
Lawton, OK 73502


Desiree DeVine
Site Director (Lawton)


Angela Knox
Assistant Site Director / Family Services Manager
Stephanie Lewis
Lead Teacher
Angelica Perez
Preschool Master Teacher
Thomasina Akoneto
Infant Master Teacher
Amanda Whitewolf-Suani
Assistant Teacher
Staci Rench
2/3 Lead Teacher
Emilie Montoya
Administrative Assistant

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.