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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. The facility opened April 1, 2011 providing the best quality services.

Monthly Update:
In September 2018, Downstream Learning Center enrolled 11 new children during the month. Welcome to our newest DLC families!

Progress and Accomplishments:

All of our teachers, who came due in September 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 October.

Happenings & Events:
We have had a great month at the DLC. We are in the process of arranging one of classrooms for a gym with several fine and gross motor activities for the children. This room will be utilized daily during the school year. Our kids took trips to a petting zoo, the children loved seeing the animals and had an amazing time. Our 4 and 5-year-old class is learning about everyday heroes and took doughnuts to the Quapaw Firefighters next door, the firefighters took them on a tour of the facility and let the kids spray a fire hose into the street. The 4 and 5 children are also doing a food drive for a local food pantry. Our 1-year old class is preparing a board to honor Breast Cancer Survivors and Memorial.   

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 sub-themes to keep the children interested. The children are enjoying writing their names and numbers, counting in Spanish, having cutting practice and doing line practice.



Looking Ahead:
We are looking forward to cooler weather and the Spooky themes for our classroom curriculum. Our classes will be taking a field trip to the pumpkin patch in October.  We will be having our annual Children’s Halloween Parade and Halloween parties on October 31, 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 September, DLC enrolled…

 1  in Infants

 2  in Ones

 0  in Twos

 4  in Threes

 3 in Fours-Fives

 1 in Six & Up

As of September 30, 2018 we had…
200 children enrolled at DLC.

 TRIBAL SUBSIDY…

As of September 30, 2018, we had the following subsidies:

24 children - Quapaw Tribe

4 children - Eastern Shawnee Tribe

17 children - Peoria Tribe

2 children - Shawnee Tribe

2 children - Miami Tribe

6 children - Wyandotte Nation

12 children - Ottawa Tribe

2 children - State of Kansas

11 children - State of Missouri

 …with a total of 67 children utilizing the CCDF programs and 13 children utilizing state subsidy programs. We have given out 2 additional program packets this month.