Welcome!

We are honored that you have chosen “Our Children’s Garden” Me-Mun-See Hah-Kee Hah-Kun Early Childhood Center to care for your child. This is an important time in your child’s life, and we hope to make your child-care experience rewarding for you and your family.

The ELC is a drug and smoke free facility licensed by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS). The Oklahoma Early Learning Guidelines (OELG) for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos along with OELG Birth to Five years will be used. We take a great deal of pride in the care our staff provides for our children; we consider both children and parents a part of our ELC family. No question is too small when it comes to the safety and development of your child.

Phone:

405-480-0700

Hours of Operation:

6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Monday-Friday

Enrollment Requirements

Children must be between six weeks old and under 4 years of age. Upon enrollment, an application packet must be completed for each child enrolling in the center.

The packet will include:

  1. Parent Handbook
  2. Child Enrollment Application Form
  3. Copy of Immunization record
  4. Copy of Birth Certificate
  5. Copy of Child Health Record/Baby Wellness Check
  6. Payment Contract and/or verification of child care assistance
  7. CACFP application

It is very important to keep the information in your child’s file as current as possible. Therefore, we will periodically ask you to update some of your child’s information. In the event of an emergency, we want to be able to reach you as quickly as possible.

The ECLC does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, ethnicity, national origin or physical handicap. If, however, the nature of a child’s disability requires special therapy or staffing, the child may be enrolled only after special arrangements have been made.

Children are enrolled on a space available basis. A waiting list is maintained by the Director and will be used when an opening becomes available. All new applications will be numbered in the order in which they are submitted. We provide full-time care only. We do not accept drop-ins.

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Please submit child information and time forms via email: blisenbery@delawarenation-nsn.gov or mail: Early Childhood Research & Development – P.O. Box 825 – Anadarko, Oklahoma 73005

Our Purpose

  1. To teach children respect by respecting the individual needs of each child;
  2. To promote learning through play and social interaction;
  3. To provide the highest quality of culturally appropriate child care to all children;
  4. To form partnerships with families to support a child’s emotional well-being; and
  5. To educate the community about the potential for learning and growth in young children.

Goals and objectives of the program:

  1. To provide quality child-care for children 6 weeks to 48 months who are enrolled
  2. To foster the total development of the child by providing an environment consisting of
    1. A warm, friendly atmosphere with trained child-care professionals
    2. A safe and sanitary facility
    3. A variety of suitable equipment in good repair
    4. A variety of activities that support the physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs of the children implementing the High Scope Curriculum
  3. To provide children with safe and consistent care during child care hours
  4. To provide children with developmental challenges referrals to appropriate support and services
  5. To enable the parent to develop positive parenting skills
  6. To be an emotional support system for parents when issues arise with their children
  7. To assist parents in acquiring knowledge of typical child development and other child related information
  8. To increase parents’ knowledge of their child’s development, individual needs and nutritional requirements
  9. To improve parenting skills, including options for managing challenging behavior
  10. To educate parents about health and child-care
  11. To increase parents’ contact with other parents of young children

Philosophy

We believe that children are active learners and can learn volumes through the simplest of activities and experiences. We strive to better understand the way children learn and support that learning by providing opportunities for children to choose their own play.

A child’s job is to play, and we provide many developmentally appropriate programs and activities that focus on learning while also helping them be successful at their job. We not only encourage learning, but a love of learning. We believe that most of life’s learning, including how to learn, occurs in the first five years of life and that each new discovery and milestone is vital to a child’s total development.

We believe that all children are entitled to a safe and nurturing environment with a schedule of routines that best meet the individual needs of each child in our care. Each child is treated with respect as a valuable individual. We are committed to supporting children by encouraging each child’s unique developmental level and learning style, as well as temperament, personality and cultural background. We do not believe in a “one size fits all” classroom but an environment where each child has the freedom to learn, create and enhance his/her own talents and abilities.

We also believe that the main component of quality child care is the sensitive and highly trained caregiver. We take great pride in the care that our staff provides for our children and believe that to best serve a child’s needs, close cooperation is needed between parents/guardians and staff. We support our teachers with training, resources and the freedom to create a unique learning environment in which each child can thrive.

The playground equipment has been successfully installed and the PIP safety material for the ground will be installed by the end of March 2021. We are needing the weather to cooperate in order for the bonding agent to adhere fully. Once the playground has been completely finished we will move forward with the health inspection and DHS license inspection. Our tentative opening date is now May 3, 2021. We have hired Director and Assistant Director and are gong through the interview process for the positions of master teacher, co-teacher, receptionist, and cook/nutritionist.

Brenda Lisenbery

Director

Phone:  405-480-0700
Fax:  405-247-9393
E-mail: blisenbery@delawarenation-nsn.gov

PHYSICAL ADDRESS:
Delaware Nation
31064 US Highway 281 Building 100
Anadarko, OK 73005

MAILING ADDRESS:
Delaware Nation
P.O. Box 825
Anadarko, OK  73005

PHONE:  (405) 247-2448
FAX:   (405) 247-9393