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Downstream Learning Center


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 13 new children during the month of July. Welcome to our newest DLC families!

Progress and Accomplishments:

All of our teachers, who came due in July, have completed their yearly 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 August.

Happenings & Events:

We have had a great month at the DLC. We have had 5 fieldtrips this month! The kids were very excited to be able to go to the movies. We also visited the children’s farmers market at the Cherokee Health Clinic in Vinita. The kids really enjoyed getting to pick out vegetables to “purchase” with the fake dollars they earned. They also got to participate in children’s yoga, making health plates, and trying all the tasty food.

This month, our children worked through our “Summer Fun” curriculum. This curriculum had several activities involving shapes, colors, and numbers. It also had activities that were more geared toward summer break, such as, melting ice outside, using water sprayers to wright, and disappearing footprints.

Looking Ahead:
Field Trips!!



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

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


During July, DLC enrolled…

 5  in Infants

 0  in Ones

 1  in Twos

 2  in Threes

 3 in Fours-Fives

 2 in Six & Up

 As of July 31st, we had…
206 children enrolled at DLC.


As of July 31st, we had the following subsidies:

28 children - Quapaw Tribe

4 children - Eastern Shawnee Tribe

8 children - Peoria Tribe

5 children - Shawnee Tribe

7 children - Miami Tribe

5 children - Wyandotte Nation

7 children - Ottawa

 …with a total of 64 children utilizing the CCDF programs. We have given out 4 additional CCDF program packets this month.

 DCR Subsidy…

As of July 31st, we had a total of 36 children from 20 families utilizing the Downstream Casino & Resort’s subsidy program.