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 6 new children during the month of December. Welcome to our newest DLC families!
Progress and Accomplishments:
All of our teachers, who came due in December, 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 January.
Happenings & Events:
We have had a great month at the DLC. The children finished us the “Traveling” curriculum and began the “What Happens When” curriculum. This set included activities that included the children being able to soak up water with different materials and then wring it out to see which materials were more absorbent, drawing on different types of materials to discover which ones worked the best, and domino activities that taught children chain of effect. The children have really seemed to enjoy this curriculum set so far.
In the office, we have been working on immunization checks, tax letters for parents and new subsidy paper work.
We are working towards contracting with Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas for state subsidy. We would like to see this completed by the end of January 2018.
Ph: (918) 919-6500
Fx: (918) 919-6403
Sunday - Saturday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
During December, DLC enrolled…
1 in Infants
0 in Ones
0 in Twos
0 in Threes
3 in Fours-Fives
2 in Six & Up
As of December 31st, we had…
205 children enrolled at DLC.
As of December 31st, we had the following subsidies:
23 children - Quapaw Tribe
4 children - Eastern Shawnee Tribe
13 children - Peoria Tribe
2 children - Shawnee Tribe
2 children - Miami Tribe
2 children - Wyandotte Nation
8 children - Ottawa
…with a total of 54 children utilizing the CCDF programs. We have given out 5 additional CCDF program packets this month.
As of December 31st, we had a total of 34 children from 20 families utilizing the Downstream Casino & Resort’s subsidy program.