November 2014
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Carrie Bullard Executive Director
November Training Schedule 

 

Behavior and Guidance 

Nov. 10 7-9pm

 

First Aid & CPR

Nov. 15 7-9pm

 

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

 

It's Food Program Enrollment Time

Hello friends,

 

The Thanksgiving holiday is fast approaching and many of us at Rainbow Fleet are looking forward to turkey, dressing, pumpkin pie and to spending time with family and friends.

 

The holiday season just seems to get busier and busier each year, with more to do and less time in which to do it. One item you should add to your list is to sign up or renew your application for the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

 

This U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program helps children receive the nutrition they the need by reimbursing child care providers for serving meals and snacks that meet federal requirements. The program is free and all family child care providers licensed by the Department of Human Services are eligible.

 

Rainbow Fleet sponsors the program and we can assist you through all stages of the application process. Once you're accepted, we can help you plan a menu that meets the USDA requirements. We can also help with nutrition questions, and assist you with federal regulations for food service and sanitation as well as help you navigate the claims submittal process.

 

This is an opportunity to save money while providing nutritious meals for the children in your care. It's great for your bottom line and great for the kids too. Call us today to learn more.

 

Speaking of saving money, our friends at Easter Seals are offering free autism screenings, starting this month. The screenings are for children ages 6 months to 6 years. Easter Seals is also offering several free trainings over the next few months. Visit Easter Seals online to learn more.

 

We've also recently learned of an OU Health Science Center study interested in talking with child care providers about creating healthier environments for children. If you would like to share your experiences, please contact Susan Sisson (405) 271-8001, ext. 41173 or susan-sisson@ouhsc.edu.

 

That's all for now. Enjoy this wonderful fall weather and happy Thanksgiving.

 

   

 

Carrie Bullard

 

P.S.

 

We recently kicked off our annual fundraising campaign. The programs and services we offer come at a cost and that's where you can help. Consider a donation to our organization, and tell the families you serve about us. Every little bit helps. Thank you for supporting Rainbow Fleet!

 

Resource Center Item of the Month

 

The kids will have a wild time with this noise game. Imitate the animal noises while matching the cards. What fun! 

 

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       

ros-sonj@osuokc.edu 

 

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.


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