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Downstream Learning Center


The Downstream Learning Center is a childcare center that is open chidlren 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 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. Services at Downstream Learning Center have been provided since 2011.

Monthly Update:
In February 2019, Downstream Learning Center enrolled 10 new children during the month. Welcome to our newest DLC families!

Progress and Accomplishments:

All of our teachers, who came due in February 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 came due in January.

The 4 & 5 year old's class are collecting items for the Humane Society.  Our three-year-old class has been doing On the Farm themed lessons.  Our one-year-olds made several Valentine's Day themed art projects.  

Happenings & Events:

We are preparing for Spring in all of our classes.  Classes will be working on Spring activities and learning writing skills using nursery rhymes with various activities using interactive children's songs.

Our teachers worked very hard to create a fun and exciting curriculum that will gear the learning towards a preschool setting.  The new curriculum focuses on kindergarten preparedness and social awareness. Each month will have its own theme and sub-theme to keep children interested.  The children are enjoying writing their names and numbers, counting in Spanish, learning sign language, having cutting practice, and doing line practice.

Looking Ahead:

We are looking forward to the Spring themes and activities for our classroom curriculum.  We are also looking forward having our school-age children during Spring Break.  Our teachers have some really great plans for their classes over the next several months that will be exciting and fun for the children.


Rachale Brown, Director


Ph: (918) 919-6500
Fax: (918) 919-6403

Sunday - Saturday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm


During February, DLC enrolled…

 1  in Infants

 2  in Ones

 0  in Twos

 4  in Threes

 1 in Fours-Fives

 2 in Six & Up

As of February 28, 2019 we had…
203 children enrolled at DLC.  Several children were placed on leaves of absence.


As of February 28, 2019, we had the following subsidies:

25 children - Quapaw Tribe

4 children - Eastern Shawnee Tribe

17 children - Peoria Tribe

2 children - Shawnee Tribe

2 children - Miami Tribe

4 children - Wyandotte Nation

12 children - Ottawa Tribe

2 children - State of Kansas

11 children - State of Missouri

 …with a total of 66 children utilizing the CCDF programs and 13 children utilizing state subsidy programs. We have given out 4 additional program packets this month.