Resources for alternative child care, camps and activities during Oklahoma teacher walkout

Posted at 12:36 PM, Mar 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-02 17:47:00-04

TULSA -- Area school district teachers are walking out to protest lack of funding to education in the state.

Here is a list of resources for area parents when it comes to alternative child care and activity options:

United Way Resource Page
Parents and students can find a variety of support services available during the public school closures at this repository of help coordinated by the Tulsa Area United Way. In addition, you may call the 211 Helpline and a representative will be glad to help you locate the assistance you need.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Tulsa
In the event of a teacher walkout, starting April 2, 2018, The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Tulsa are offering a Free Educational Alternative to families looking for a safe and fun place for their children ages 5 to 17 during the day.
Call today to reserve your spot at one of the six Metro Tulsa locations: 
Boys & Girls Club Broken Arrow - 918-258-7545, 1400 W. Washington, Broken Arrow, 74012
Boys & Girls Club Creek County/Sapulpa - 918-224-4415, 1721 S. Hickory, Sapulpa, 74066
Boys & Girls Club Sand Springs - 918-245-2237, 4403 S. 129th West Ave., Sand Springs, 74063
Mabee Red Shield Boys & Girls Club - 918-834-2464, 1231 N. Harvard, Tulsa, OK 74115
North Mabee Boys & Girls Club - 918-425-7534, 3001 N Cincinnati, Tulsa, OK 74106
West Mabee Boys & Girls Club - 918-582-4327, 2143 S Olympia, Tulsa, OK 74107

YMCA will have full- day programming at Westside, Daily, and Owasso, and enhanced branch operations, along with nutritional services for kids and families.

Oklahoma Aquarium Educator Walkout Camp
Day camp scholarship funding available for children who receive free or reduced lunches
April 2nd-13th, 8:00a – 5:00 pm, $40 per day non members, $35 per day for members
Ages: 2nd – 6th grade
Registration is required, space is limited, must bring a sack lunch and wear closed toe shoes.

Guthrie Green: Classroom on the Green
Guthrie Green has partnered with several groups to provide opportunities for learning and fun during the Teacher Walkout. Classes will be held daily and range from fitness and nutrition to gardening and art. Check out their Facebook event pages for more detailed information. 

Tulsa Children's Museum
Discovery Lab will be offering single day camps throughout next week, April 2-6, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Each day is a stand-alone camp, integrating new concepts and giving campers a preview of the week-long camps that will take place this summer at Discovery Lab. 

$50 per day // Ages 6–9  Additional $10 for before and after care (8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.)

BounceU is offering daily camps for parents who want someplace for their kids to go. They discount the normal summer daily rate from $35 to only $25 per day (9am-2pm...extended care will be available for additional cost). 

Aim High Academy 
Camp will be offered daily until schools are back in session. Join us for a week of SUPERHERO fun! Dates: April 2nd - 6th 9:00 - 3:30 or until schools are back in session.  

Cost: $35.00 a day or $150 for the week. * A $5 daily discount is given for additional camper after one in milti-children families. Aim High Academy will provide a daily snack. Each camper is required to bring their own sack lunch. (918) 664-8683

Dyslexia Center of Tulsa
In the event of a teacher walkout, Dyslexia Center of Tulsa will offer children (K-12) the opportunity to visit the center and work on their reading or printing handwriting skills for up to 30 minutes per afternoon for free. Services are by appointment only; make an appointment by calling 918-313-5518 or emailing
Shutdown Bible School
Bethany Christian Church, Fellowship Lutheran and Hope Unitarian offering a full-day program from 8:30-3pm Monday through Friday for as long as the teacher walkout lasts.

Forest Park Christian Church
Forest Park Christian Church will be open to elementary age children (Kindergarten to 5th Grade) on April 2nd - April 6th from 7:30 am to 3:45 pm. There will be fun activities for the children and breakfast, lunch, and a snack will be provided. This service is FREE but space is limited. Call Pastor Bill Hemm at 918-260-9511 or Rachel Werts at 918-269-1836.

Motion Tulsa Kids
Motion Tulsa is offering daily drop-in daycare at the rate of $89/day, or $149/week for non-members. They will also be offering an ongoing Parent/Teacher Support Camp in the event of a teacher walkout. 918-747-5425

Playtime Plus 
Playtime Plus is a drop-in childcare center with hourly rates. They will be open extended hours during a possible teacher walkout, on a first-come basis. 918-622-9336 and 918-794-8336

Theatre Tulsa     
Theatre Tulsa will hold daily sessions of Broadway Academy during the day until all districts reopen. Classes include 8 hours of instruction from Theatre Tulsa's education in the areas of dance, music, acting, technical theatre and will include time for studying. A morning snack and lunch will be provided to all students.  This special session is intended for Theatre Tulsa students who need a place to be! This course is free of charge, however, enrollment is first come, first serve and space is limited. 

Wolfe Pack Tae Kwon Do     
Wolfe Pack Tae Kwon Do is offering $25 day camps. Learn more at or 918.402.1662
Jenks Community Education     
"We will offer non-school day care for students currently enrolled in the Child Care Enrichment Programs the weeks of April 2 & April 9 if needed. The current plan is to offer care from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Early Childhood Center, East Elementary, West Elementary and East Intermediate for current customers. Sign up at your child's before and after care program or call 918-298-0340.

Tulsa County Parks Department
No cost child care 7:30-3:30 Ages 5-18. Spaces are limited at each of these facilities:
Bixby Community Center: 918-366-4841
Chandler Park Community Center: 918-591-6053
LaFortune Community Center: 918-496-6220
South County Recreation Center: 918-746-3780

Bounce Pro Inflatables     
Free Student Drop Off: April 2 -12, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., additional $20 for before and aftercare available from 7 a.m. - 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Basic soccer and basic dance lessons for those who want available. Also: Dodgeball, kickball, kids crafts, movies, Bounce World, volleyball, (basic) soccer lessons, indoor and outdoor games, snow cones and more!

First United Methodist Church of Jenks
Limit of 30 spots available. RSVP by March 30 by calling 918-299-5462


Kirk of the Hills   
The daycare will be provided April 2 - 6, 7am-6pm and will provide breakfast and lunch for kids who are provided free meals by the school, as well as snacks for all.
At this time, they are limiting this to families in need that fit this criteria:
1. Single or dual parent family, parent(s) work and cannot take off work.
2. Parent(s) have no extended family or friends who can provide childcare
3.  Household income is insufficient to afford childcare.
4102 E. 61st St. 918-494-7088

Gilcrease Museum
Free admission for parents and caregivers accompanied by children April 3-6, 2018.


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