October 2014
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October Training Schedule 


DHS Inquiry 

Oct. 8 1-4pm 


Creativity & Art

Oct. 8 7-9pm


 Building Brian Activities for Infants & Toddlers

Oct. 16 7-9pm


First aid & CPR

Oct. 18 7-9pm


Lesson Planning for Infants &Toddlers

Oct. 21 7-9pm


For class description, location and cost information visit our website.


Family Fun, Painting and the Provider 
of the Year

Hello friends,


Things never seem to slow down here at Rainbow Fleet and we wouldn't have it any other way! We have lots of news to report this month, so lets dive right in.

Cara Anderson


First, congratulations to Cara Anderson who was recently

recognized by the National Association for Family Child Care as its 2014 family child care provider of the year. What a tremendous honor, and one that is certainly well deserved!


Next, have you joined the Oklahoma Professional Development Registry? DHS Child Care Services has developed the registry as a way to help providers find state-approved training opportunities, document completed training and plan education and career goals. If you're interested in the registry, give us a call. We'll be happy to help you sign up.


If you haven't been by the office lately you should make a point to come and visit. We're in the middle of a "sprucing up" project at Rainbow Fleet headquarters and things are looking good! It's amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do to liven up a room. Come by to check it out - we might even put a paintbrush in your hand.


Lastly, our partners in child wellness have a few events this month that you should know about.


The Oklahoma County Immunization Coalition will be hosting its annual child care provider seminar on Oct. 9 from 6:30-9 pm. The two-hour seminar will be held at the NE Wellness Campus, 400 NE 50th St. in Oklahoma City. This is always an interesting and informative event. 


Are you looking for fun and free family entertainment? The Wellness Now Coalition is sponsoring a Family Fun Night Oct. 16 from 5:30-8:30 pm. This is a community event with movies, food trucks, health screenings, cooking demonstrations, flu shots and more. Check it out at the Northeast Regional Health and Wellness Center, 2600 NE 63rd Street in Oklahoma City.

Have a great fall and thanks for reading, 







I have been appointed to OSU-Oklahoma City's Early Care Education Academic Program Advisory Committee. Let me know if you have any ideas or suggestions for curriculum, academic standards, etc. and I'll pass the information along to the committee.


Resource Center Item of the Month


Toys and games are a great way to teach children language skills. From phonics programs to alphabet puzzles, our Resource Center is stocked with fun and educational materials.


Helpful Contacts



Center for Early Childhood Professional Development (CECPD): 1801 North Moore Avenue, Moore, OK 73160 (405) 799-6383 www.cecpd.org


CECPD offers various programs for individuals in the childcare field, some programs offered are R.E.W.A.R.D. Oklahoma, CDA/CCP Advisement, Environmental Rating Scale, ELCCT training, The Leadership Academy, Literacy Programs, Video Lending Library and Oklahoma Registry.


Scholars for Excellence in Child Care

Program Scholars Coordinators:


Oklahoma City Community College, (South OKC) Bonita Spinner (405) 682-1611


Oklahoma State University OKC, (North OKC) Jeff Rosson (405) 945-9168/1-800-560-4099       



Redlands Community College, (El Reno) Karen Hewitt (405) 422-1286


Rose State College, (Midwest City) Jennifer Bachhofer (405) 733-7449


The Scholars for Excellence in Child Care program will ensure that eligible child care professionals in the state of Oklahoma have an opportunity to further their education while earning a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential, Certificate of Mastery, Director's Certificate of Completion and/or an associate degree in child development or early childhood education.


Reaching for the STARS (DHS): Central Oklahoma-Jennifer Towell (405) 522-0256 www.okdhs.org


STARS is a program held by the State of Oklahoma, that has been implemented to improve the quality of child care for children.


Warmline: 1-888-574-5437


Warmline offers free telephone consultation to child care providers and families on numerous topics of concern. Consultants refer providers to appropriate services and resources within their communities.

Rainbow Fleet 
3024 Paseo 
Oklahoma City, OK 73103

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