We are licensed through the Department of Human Services, Child Care Licensing and can care for 120 children, ages 6 weeks through 12 years of age. During the regular school year, Crosstown cares for children 6 weeks through pre-kindergarten.
Crosstown was the first nationally accredited child care center in north Tulsa, achieving our 3-star status and national accreditation through the National Association for the Education of the Young Child in 2001. NAEYC’s accreditation process involves a year-long self-study which includes training, parent surveys, staff surveys and a thorough study of the physical plant. NAEYC requires that all accredited centers undergo a re-accreditation process every 5 years. This study is similar to the original accreditation visit, and involves the same self-study principles. One of NAEYC’s requirements for their accredited centers involves the education level of teachers. Crosstown’s staff is enrolled in higher education classes at local colleges and universities working towards their bachelor’s degrees in Early Childhood Education.
Crosstown collaborates with many organizations in Tulsa. We are part of the rotation for the University of Oklahoma College of Pediatric Medicine; we work closely with the Anna Vaughan School of Nursing through Oral Roberts University; Tulsa Community College, OU-Tulsa Early Childhood Education Department. Students from Bishop Kelley High School, Cascia Hall Preparatory School and Holland Hall School support Crosstown by helping with various projects throughout the year.
In November of 2011, Crosstown became part of a national research study on autism when we began the “Early Foundations Program” at our center.
Crosstown has adopted the Teaching Strategies Gold which is used in each classroom. Our curriculum provides us opportunities to have on-going assessments of our children, through documentation; lesson planning that is geared specifically to the individual child and offers opportunities for parents to become involved in their child’s learning. We are also offering parent education programs, which meet once a month to discuss parenting issues.
Our hours of operation are, 6:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We observe the national holidays, also observing the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve.
For 36 years, Crosstown was located in the old Second Presbyterian Church located at 76 North Zunis. In 2005, Crosstown moved to its location at 2501 East Archer. Thanks to support from local foundations, we purchased and renovated the All Tribes Community Church and it has become our home.
We look to the future with great excitement as we continue to be grounded in the community of the Kendall-Whittier neighborhood.TOP OF PAGE