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Downstream Learning Center

Overview

The Downstream Learning Center is a child care center that is open only to the employees of the Downstream Casino staff.  DLC accommodates ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. Please call the DLC to determine the cost for your child to attend.

The Downstream Learning Center (DLC) provides a developmentally appropriate learning environment that meets the health, safety, and emotional needs of children.  Currently licensed by the Oklahoma State Department of Human Services (OKDHS). The staff has also reached a Two Star status by OKDHS. The OKDHS Star's program is a Quality Rating and Improvement System for child care facilities. Three Stars being the highest is achieved by becoming accredited, which is a future goal of the DLC.

The DLC accepts subsidies from Tribal Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) Programs. The CCDF Program assists low income Native American families with the cost of paying for child care while at work, school or training.

DLC offers breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner and evening snack. Cots are provided for children to sleep in the evenings while parent(s) are working. The facility opened April 1, 2011 providing the best quality services.

Monthly Update:
Downstream Learning Center enrolled 6 new children during the month of February. Welcome to our newest DLC families!

Progress and Accomplishments:

All of our teachers, who came due in February have completed their annual 20 hours of training and will start working towards training for next year. Most of our staff are complete, or near complete who come due in March 

Happenings & Events:

We have had a great month at the DLC. We are now contracted with both Oklahoma and Kansas to receive state subsidy as a form of payment.  We are very excited to have the ability to expand our enrollment to parents who receive state subsidy to pay for their childcare expenses.  Now that we have state subsidy, we will begin phasing out our DCR subsidy program and transferring parents to the state subsidy programs.  We are still working to get approved in Missouri.

The children did the "Let's Pretend" curriculum set this month.  This set was full of fun activities that were dramatic play-based. Some of the activities were acting as community helpers, getting to be the "teacher," pretending to be on the bus, and playing charades.

Looking Ahead:
We hope to have Missouri state subsidy soon.


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DSLC
Contact

Ph: (918) 919-6500
Fx: (918) 919-6403

Hours
Sunday - Saturday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm


ENROLLMENT FACTS:

During February, DLC enrolled…

 1  in Infants

 1  in Ones

 0  in Twos

 1  in Threes

 3 in Fours-Fives

 0 in Six & Up

As of February 28, 2018 we had…
199 children enrolled at DLC.

 TRIBAL SUBSIDY…

As of January 31, 2018, we had the following subsidies:

21 children - Quapaw Tribe

5 children - Eastern Shawnee Tribe

13 children - Peoria Tribe

2 children - Shawnee Tribe

2 children - Miami Tribe

2 children - Wyandotte Nation

12 children - Ottawa Tribe

2 children - State of Kansas

 …with a total of 57 children utilizing the CCDF programs and 2 children utilizing state subsidy programs. We have given out 4 additional program packets this month.

 DCR Subsidy…

As of February 28, 2018, we had a total of 35 children from 20 families utilizing the Downstream Casino & Resort’s subsidy program.