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Downstream Learning Center

Overview

The Downstream Learning Center is a childcare 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 ChildCare 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. Services at Downstream Learning Center have been provided since 2011.

Monthly Update:
In January 2019, Downstream Learning Center enrolled 10 new children during the month. Welcome to our newest DLC families!

Progress and Accomplishments:

All of our teachers, who came due in January 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 came due in January.

The 4&5 year olds class has been working hard on preparing to go on to kindergarten. Our 3 year old class had a class room presentation on how bees produce honey and some hands on with the equipment that is involved. Our 2 year olds are working on manners and fine motor art projects  . Our 1 year olds have made several Dr. Seuss themed art projects. Our School age children returned to school at the beginning of the month but we look forward to seeing them again on their next break from school.     

Happenings & Events:

We are preparing for Valentine’s Day in all of our classes. Our classes will be working on Valentine’s Day crafts and learning writing skills using nursery rhymes and various activities using interactive children’s songs.

Our teachers have worked very hard to create a fun and exciting curriculum that will gear the learning toward a preschool setting. The new curriculum focuses on kindergarten preparedness and social awareness. Each month will have its own theme and then subthemes to keep the children interested. The children are enjoying writing their names and numbers, counting in Spanish, learning sign language, having cutting practice and doing line practice.

Looking Ahead:

We are looking forward to the Valentine’s Day themes and activities for our classroom curriculum. Our teachers have some really cute plans for their classes over the next several months that will be exciting and fun for the children.



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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 January, DLC enrolled…

 1  in Infants

 2  in Ones

 0  in Twos

 4  in Threes

 1 in Fours-Fives

 2 in Six & Up

As of January 31, 2019 we had…
203 children enrolled at DLC.  Several children were placed on leaves of absence.

 TRIBAL SUBSIDY…

As of January 31, 2019, we had the following subsidies:

25 children - Quapaw Tribe

4 children - Eastern Shawnee Tribe

17 children - Peoria Tribe

2 children - Shawnee Tribe

2 children - Miami Tribe

4 children - Wyandotte Nation

12 children - Ottawa Tribe

2 children - State of Kansas

11 children - State of Missouri

 …with a total of 66 children utilizing the CCDF programs and 13 children utilizing state subsidy programs. We have given out 4 additional program packets this month.