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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:
In May 2018, Downstream Learning Center enrolled 15 new children during the month. Welcome to our newest DLC families!

Progress and Accomplishments:

All of our teachers, who came due in May 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 June.

A total of nine new positions were created and several new staff were welcomed this month.

Rachele Brown has accepted the position of DLC Manager and will act as Center Director for OKDHS. 


Happenings & Events:
We have had a great month at the DLC. In the office, we have been conducting interviews for the teacher positions we currently have available. We have hired several new team members which include: Shawna Reichard, Teacher; Abigail Coleman, Teacher; Gracie Rolls, Teacher. We are very excited to welcome our newest team members!

The children did the “Digging in the Dirt” curriculum set this month. This set was full of fun activities that included playing with earth worms in soil, going to the green house on a field trip, and using sticks to draw and write in the dirt.




Looking Ahead:
June 25th we will be having a teacher and family social event. We will be serving ice cream with lots of fun toppings to any current families that choose to attend.

Field Trips:

Wyandotte Splash Pad – 6/13/2018

Wyandotte Splash Pad – 6/14/2018

Wyandotte Splash Pad – 6/27/2018

Jumping Joey’s – 6/28/2018






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DSLC
Contact
Rachale Brown, Director

Email

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

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


ENROLLMENT FACTS:

During May, DLC enrolled…

 1  in Infants

 1  in Ones

 0  in Twos

 3  in Threes

 4 in Fours-Fives

 6 in Six & Up

As of May 31, 2018 we had…
213 children enrolled at DLC.

 TRIBAL SUBSIDY…

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

23 children - Quapaw Tribe

5 children - Eastern Shawnee Tribe

11 children - Peoria Tribe

2 children - Shawnee Tribe

2 children - Miami Tribe

4 children - Wyandotte Nation

12 children - Ottawa Tribe

2 children - State of Kansas

 …with a total of 61 children utilizing the CCDF programs and 2 children utilizing state subsidy programs. We have given out 3 additional program packets this month.

 DCR Subsidy…

As of May 31, 2018, we have completely phased out of the DCR Subsidy program.