Downstream Learning Center


The Downstream Learning Center (DLC) is a childcare center that is open children ages six weeks to 12 years. 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 childcare 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.

General Council 2023 Day Care Registration

We are announcing changes to General Council's Child Care services provided by 📍Downstream Learning Center.

To cater specifically to Quapaw Nation Tribal Members attending General Council, the Learning Center will open its doors at 7:30 a.m. Please note that it will be exclusively available to Quapaw Nation Tribal Members and closed to non-tribal Downstream employees. 

At the Downstream Learning Center, the little ones will have access to better restroom facilities, age-appropriate separation for activities, and engaging outdoor playtime. 

Here are a few essential details to keep in mind:

👶 Age Limit: The child care services at Downstream Learning Center are available for children aged six weeks to 12 years.

⌛ Pick-up Time: It is essential that children are picked up within 1 hour of the conclusion of the General Council meeting. 

For registration or any inquiries, we have made it convenient for you:

Download the Pre-Registration Form or Scan QR Code: 


Fill out the form and email it to:

Jennifer Edwards:

Heather Lesmeister:

Should you have any additional questions or need further assistance, please contact the Downstream Learning Center directly at ☎(918) 919-6500.



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