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Northeast OK Region | October 2021

Resource & Referral Northeast OK Region October 2021 Introducing Ivy Learning Resource & Referral I’d like to introduce your new NE Oklahoma Region R&R team. The NE region R&R Specialists Courtney Garringer and Tina McClintic, Infant Toddler Specialist Lana Pitts, and Business Consultant Laura Clary have been onboarded to the R&R team to help families find care and offer in-depth consumer education so parents can make informed choices, when choosing quality child care. R&R assists child care providers by offering resources, training, and on-site technical assistance to improve the quality of care and any business-related advice or technical assistance to improve their business affairs related to family child care homes or centers. . . Click Here Meet the Resource & Referral Team! Click below to find out more about our Specialists! Meet the Team!

Outdoor Play! Outdoor play has a wide variety of impact on young children and adults alike. Outdoor play can reduce stress, increase math and science skills, build gross motor skills, and even help children sleep better at night. There are numerous creative, simple, cheap, and healthy activities for you and your family to try out together listed in our newsletter. . . Click Here Fresh Air, Fun, and Exploration: Why Outdoor Play Is Essential for Healthy Development It can be challenging to take young children outside—from naps to mealtimes and sunscreen to mittens, a trip outdoors might feel like too much hassle. Additionally, play outside may seem unruly, overwhelming, or lacking in learning opportunities. But outdoor play is worth the time and effort. . . Click Here Start Safe: Fire Program The Start Safe: Fire program was designed to make it easy for fire service professionals to work with preschool teachers to share important fire and burn safety lessons with young children. You can use Start Safe: Fire in any childcare, preschool or other program serving children ages 3-6. We offer free videos and other materials that are tailored to preschool teachers and fire and life safety professionals and will help you learn how to implement and evaluate the Start Safe: Fire program. . . Click Here Grandparents: The Cornerstone of Early Child Care Becoming a grandparent is a universally joyful experience, at least according to my Facebook feed. Some of my friends have school-age grandkids, clearly among the best and the brightest the world has to offer. But it’s the new babies and their grandparents’ responses that really catch my eye. . . Click Here Fall is Here! Fall brings alot of fun activities to do as families. Check out local event calendars to see what might be going on in your area! Community Calendar of Events Monthly calendar of events and happenings featuring: entertainment and experiences, concerts, bazaars, classes, shows, festivals, fairs, expos, and events in a large area of Oklahoma. Click Here Interested in exploring Oklahoma? eNewsletters feature the latest Oklahoma travel news and money-saving special offers. Select from the interest groups to receive emails that match your travel preferences. Click Here Other outdoor activities for families and friends: Treasure hunt in your home/outside I spy walk Bear hunt in your back yard Scavenger hunt Camp out in your back yard Green light, red light Simon says Freeze Kickball Softball Badminton Updates From Your QRIS SOS Family Partnerships Families are the child's first teachers and are the link between the educational setting and home. A strong connection between child care personnel and families is critical for building a positive environment for young children and allowing children to feel more secure, confident, and self-assured. It is best for children when caregivers build relationships with families based on mutual trust, respect, and willingness to involve them as full partners. Everyone, but especially children, benefits when providers and families work together. . . Click Here Fall in Love with Reading! We are starting a reading book nook for our providers. Each month there will be books that your Resource & Referral Team recommend. We hope you enjoy our book choices and read many books to the children all year around!! . . . Click Here QRIS Regional R&R: The Pyramid Model What is the Pyramid Model, and why are so many early childhood professionals in Oklahoma (and across the country) talking about it? It is a proven way to teach and support young children in understanding and managing their emotions, which helps children handle life’s tough situations with greater resiliency and hope. . . Click Here Scholars for Excellence in Child Care What Is the Scholars Program? The Scholars program awards scholarships to eligible child care professionals to complete coursework in the area of child development or early childhood education, as well as the Child Development Associate (CDA) and Certified Childcare Professional (CCP) Credential Assessment. These scholarships enable child care providers in Oklahoma to improve their skills through education, receive an educational stipend and continue the availability of quality child care in local communities. . . Click Here We are here to serve you! Ivy Learning Resource & Referral serves the North Eastern Region of Oklahoma, which includes ten counties. For more information, contact your Resource and Referral Specialist: NE Resource and Referral Director and Specialist Tina McClintic (Cherokee, Craig, Delaware, Mayes, Ottawa) 918-39-7328 NE Resource and Referral Specialist Courtney Garringer (Adair, McIntosh, Muskogee, Okmulgee, Sequoyah) 918-397-7743 NE Infant and Toddler Specialist Lana Busey 918-397-4911 NE Business Consultant Laura Clary 918-914-3614 Technical Assistance from our Resource and Referral Specialists! Ivy Learning Resource and Referral North East Region can provide technical assistance to child care providers. Click below to find out more! Click Here More Resources for Information and Webinars

  • Early Childhood Investigations Webinars - Early Childhood Investigations is a ongoing series of conference-quality free webinars for early childhood educators.

  • Baby Talk: Resources to Support the People Who Work With Infants and Toddlers - Baby Talk is free and distributed monthly. Each issue features resources that are high quality and readily available at no cost. Click Here for archived issues that contain a wealth of information.

Additional Resources Delaware Child Development and Training Center 918.977.3600 Scholars for Excellence in Child Care Program 866.343.3881 Insurance Assistance Insure Oklahoma/OEPIC 888.365.3742 Oklahoma Child Care Warmline FREE phone support and consultation for child care providers regarding behavior, development, health, andsafety issues. Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm Automated system available 24/7. Questions? Email: Follow us on Facebook: Delaware Child Development Facebook Centers for Early Childhood Professional Development (CECPD) 888.446.7608 Licensing OK Child Care Services Oklahoma Registry Child Nutrition Program Child and Adult Care Food Programs(CACFP) Information, Resources &Trainings Oklahoma Child Care Resource & Referral (OCCRRA) 888.962.2772 Multicultural Environments, Email Keila Garcia Fingerprinting: Delaware Child Development Fingerprinting Services OKDHS Information on fingerprinting Identogo to schedule an appointment. 2419 Nowata Pl, Ste 103 Bartlesville, OK 74006, USA Ph:918-977-3600 Share on social Check out our website


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