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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 8 new children during the month of November. Welcome to our newest DLC families!

Progress and Accomplishments:

All of our teachers, who came due in November, 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 December.

Happenings & Events:

We have had a great month at the DLC. The children finished us the “Light and Dark” curriculum and began the “Traveling” curriculum. We did a lot of fun activities with the kids this month which included, a lot of holiday crafts, having parades in the hallway for our curriculum, and making placemats for Thanksgiving.

We were able to purchase new cleaning supplies due to a grant from the Peoria Tribe. With this grant we purchased a carpet shampooer and a new vacuum. We also replaced our toilet bowl brushes and brooms throughout the building. With the remaining money we purchased germ fighting chemicals, such as Purell and Clorox Anywhere Spray. These items will help to ensure our ability to stop the spread of common illnesses during this time of year.

Looking Ahead:
Christmas Day: 12/25/2017 we will be CLOSED
New Year’s Eve we will have extended hours to accommodate working parents.

We are working towards contracting with Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas for state subsidy. We would like to see this completed by the end of 2018.


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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 November, DLC enrolled…

 3  in Infants

 0  in Ones

 1  in Twos

 1  in Threes

 2 in Fours-Fives

 1 in Six & Up

As of November 30th, we had…
202 children enrolled at DLC.

 TRIBAL SUBSIDY…

As of November 30th, we had the following subsidies:

23 children - Quapaw Tribe

4 children - Eastern Shawnee Tribe

10 children - Peoria Tribe

2 children - Shawnee Tribe

2 children - Miami Tribe

2 children - Wyandotte Nation

8 children - Ottawa

 …with a total of 51 children utilizing the CCDF programs. We have given out 2 additional CCDF program packets this month.

 DCR Subsidy…

As of November 30th, we had a total of 37 children from 21 families utilizing the Downstream Casino & Resort’s subsidy program.