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Happy Fall, Y'all!

November is the month where we get ready for the holiday season. We are making plans to get together and to find presents for special loved ones. In November’s newsletter, R&R Specialists have found articles on how to teach children gratitude. With this busy time of the year, we want to show children what it means to be thankful for all that we have in everyday life.

We are continuing to train as your Resource and Referral Specialists. Since COVID-19 is still at large, we are taking precautions to allow everyone the chance to continue their professional development while keeping everyone safe. The precautions we are taking are to have no more than 9 people in a training, participants must bring a mask to the training, and participants are having their temperatures checked and are washing their hands before entering the training facility. We are still monitoring COVID-19 numbers in each of our counties; if we feel the numbers are too high for us to come, we will postpone the training. As more information is coming from the CDC and other state officials, we may change or require new safety measures.

We are still gathering resources, toys, and other materials for our Child Care Aware of America Grant we received in August. Below is a list of cleaners and PPE that we will have available. Please contact your R&R Specialist if you are interested in receiving any of these items.

Sanitation and Health Supplies

· Surface Cleaner

· Wipes

· Gloves

· Reusable Masks

· Disposable Masks

Our resource kits are still available for check out. If you are interested in borrowing a kit, please contact your R&R Specialist. Resource kits are cleaned and sanitized when they come back to us from other providers. We want to ensure that our providers and children are protected against viruses and germs.

Resource & Referral Director

Kelsey Thomas


Resource & Referral Specialist

(Kay, Noble, Washington, & Nowata counties)

Kristine Abbott


Resource & Referral Specialist

(Payne, Logan, Lincoln, Pawnee, and Osage counties)

Heather Cruz


Infant & Toddler Specialist

Renae Barnett



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