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.
Downstream Learning Center enrolled 14 new children during the month of August. Welcome to our newest DLC families!
Progress and Accomplishments:
All of our teachers, who came due in August, 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 September.
Happenings & Events:
We have had a great month at the DLC. We have been working on our “What Happens When” curriculum set. With this curriculum, we did a ton of fun science experiments. The children got to make “diapering” monster prints with water on the side concrete. They got to do sinking and floating experiments and experiments using magnets.
This month in the building we have got our hallways resurfaced so they are nice and shiny. We ordered a new rocking chair for our infant classroom. We rearranged our staff break room to add a space for nursing parents to come over and nurse their babies. We have also rearranged our classrooms so that we are utilizing every room in the building. This has given us some smaller group sizes and allowed for more one on one time.
We hope to have some new reading nooks built for the classrooms that would accommodate more readers. The nooks would offer storage space for books and puppets, as well as a chalkboard surface for drawing puppet backgrounds. We are also hoping to get a car seat parking bench build in the front hallway.
Ph: (918) 919-6500
Fx: (918) 919-6403
Sunday - Saturday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
During August, DLC enrolled…
7 in Infants
1 in Ones
3 in Twos
2 in Threes
0 in Fours-Fives
1 in Six & Up
As of August 31st, we had…
204 children enrolled at DLC.
As of August 31st, we had the following subsidies:
29 children - Quapaw Tribe
4 children - Eastern Shawnee Tribe
8 children - Peoria Tribe
2 children - Shawnee Tribe
7 children - Miami Tribe
5 children - Wyandotte Nation
10 children - Ottawa
…with a total of 65 children utilizing the CCDF programs. We have given out 2 additional CCDF program packets this month.
As of August 31st, we had a total of 32 children from 17 families utilizing the Downstream Casino & Resort’s subsidy program.