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 11 new children during the month of September. Welcome to our newest DLC families!
Progress and Accomplishments:
All of our teachers, who came due in September, 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 October.
Happenings & Events:
We have had a great month at the DLC. The children worked on their “Skin Covers Many Things,” curriculum. This curriculum included fruit and vegetable peels, animal fur and scales, and many other types of skin. The activities included thing discussions about different types of skin, painting with peelings, and feeling the different textures of “skins.”
For the building, we have hired 5 new staff members, which include four-part time teachers and a Cook 3. Our Downstream Casino Woodworkers built us four new rockers for our infant rooms and one for nursing mothers to use.
In the office we have sent letters to parents who are needing to update immunization records with us. We have also started our Scholastic book ordering back up. We have had a really good response in the past with the book orders and expect them to be the same this year.
In October we plan to go on a couple of fieldtrips to Annabelle’s Fun Farm.
Ph: (918) 919-6500
Fx: (918) 919-6403
Sunday - Saturday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
During September, DLC enrolled…
3 in Infants
1 in Ones
4 in Twos
0 in Threes
1 in Fours-Fives
2 in Six & Up
As of September 30th, we had…
206 children enrolled at DLC.
As of September 30th, we had the following subsidies:
28 children - Quapaw Tribe
4 children - Eastern Shawnee Tribe
10 children - Peoria Tribe
2 children - Shawnee Tribe
5 children - Miami Tribe
5 children - Wyandotte Nation
8 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 September 30th, we had a total of 33 children from 19 families utilizing the Downstream Casino & Resort’s subsidy program.