5/7/13: The USDA issued a news release calling on communities to help fill the summer meal gap and ensure that children have access to healthy food year round. Click here for the news release. Click here for the English flyer. Click here for the Spanish flyer.
5/1/13: George Krumme has just sent us a sponsorship for $2000! We are so appreciative of this generous donation to our Top of the Town event.
4/22/13: Thanks to Annie Tomecek for her Mezzanine level sponsorship for Top of the Town. Our event would not be successful without sponsorships like hers.
4/12/13: Wow! We are so incredibly appreciative of the sponsorships we are getting for Top of the Town! GableGotwals is now a Terrace View level sponsor and Erin and Michael Dailey are Mezzanine sponsors! June is getting closer and closer!
4/11/13: Child Care Aware® of America issued a press release, “We Can Do Better: 2013 Update” that Oklahoma child care laws nearly fail to protect children. There was a ranking of state child care center regulations and oversight. Oklahoma ranks 4th in the nation but can still do many things better as that still is only a “C” grade. Click here for the press release.
4/6/13: Thanks to Nancy MacDonald for sponsoring Top of the Town at the Mezzanine level and T.D. Williamson, Inc. for becoming Terrace View sponsors!
3/20/13: We appreciate our newest Top of the Town Mezzanine sponsors, Nancy and Raymond Feldman.
3/8/13: Thanks to Ron and Bonnie Peters for becoming Mezzanine sponsors and Public Service Company of Oklahoma for becoming Balcony sponsors for Top of the Town. We appreciate your support!
3/4/13: A huge thanks goes out to Music Lynx Booking and Marketing Agency for donating all the music for Top of the Town 2013. This is the second year that this company has found great local bands to donate their time and provide awesome live music in our buildings the night of the event!
2/15/13: OETA aired a story on the child care crisis and interviewed Karen Smith, Director of CCRC. Click here to view.
1/30/13: Thanks so much to our first Balcony sponsor for Top of the Town 2013, KWB Oil Property Management!
1/30/13: A trampoline recall has been issued on Sportspower BouncePro 14′ trampolines. Click here for more information.
1/8/13: CPSC just announced a Fisher Price recall of Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleepers due to risk of exposure to mold. Click here for more information.
1/3/13: Thank you to Ruth K. Nelson, who is now a Mezzanine sponsor for Top of the Town 2013!
12/27/12: Thanks to Tulsa Educare, Inc for sponsoring our 5th Annual Top of the Town event on June 13, 2013 at the Mezzanine level.
12/20/12: We have our first sponsor for Top of the Town 2013! Thanks to Charlie Jackson and Tamara Rains for becoming a Mezzanine sponsor!
11/23/12: Reminder to all child care providers: The date where crib compliance is mandatory is fast approaching on December 28, 2012. Click here to make sure you are following the new requirements.
11/6/12: Safe Kids has issued an updated Recall-Defect List as of November 6th, 2012. This week, Britax recalled certain models of their Boulevard, Pavilion, and Advocate G3 convertible car seats. Click here for the full list of recalls.
10/30/12: Dream on Me has voluntarily recalled its infant Happy Swing II and Bistro High Chair because of potential strangulation hazards. These are due to the way a small child can slip through the gaps in the products and be entrapped at the neck. Click here to see the article.
10/13/12: Read this article on planning for your infant’s future financially when it comes to child care. Click here to see the article.
10/5/12: Here’s a great reason why finding good recipes and cooking at home is better for your family…Children that eat fast food develop lower IQ’s! Eating healthily while young and developing helps boost intelligence. And there’s research to prove it! Click here to see the article.
9/30/12: CCRC’s Babyline and Planline were featured in the Tulsa World. Both are free services helping women with prenatal services and family planning. Click here to see the article.
9/29/12: Did you know you always have access to the latest in product recalls? In the last two months, things like bunk beds, licorice twists, night lights, baby bathers, pacifiers, and scooters have been recalled. Make yourself aware and keep your children safe! Click here to see all the product recalls.
8/19/12: 4 million Bumbo Seats have been recalled due to injuries from falls. People are urged to stop using them until they install a repair kit. Click here for the full story.
8/16/12: CNN Money printed an article about the rising cost of child care and how in most states, child care costs exceed rent. Click here to see the article.
7/16/12: Great News! The producers of “Your Baby Can Read!” which falsely claimed its product taught babies to read, has shut down. This $200 video series was deceiving families saying the product was educational for babies without any evidence of that claim. Click here for the full story.
7/10/12: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a release announcing new federal safety standards for play yards or pack ‘n plays. Between November 2007 and December 2011, there were more than 2,100 incidents involving play yards reported to CPSC, including 60 fatalities and 170 injuries. There are now new mandatory requirements for play yards. Click here to see the press release.
6/22/12: We’re going green! Due to the rising cost of paper, printing and postage, we will no longer be mailing a color printed CCRC Connections for Caregivers Newsletter. After July 1st, please look for all future newsletters and training calendars ONLINE at www.ccrctulsa.org. It will also be on monthly E-Connections by email. If you are not currently receiving the E-Connections, you can subscribe on the home page of this website. You can also find the Connections for Caregivers on our CCRC Facebook page.
6/18/12: Congratulations to our 2012 Top of the Town Raffle Basket Winners! Pamper Package…April Todd, T-Town Summer Staycation…Sandy Randolph, Wake Me Up…Jan Pitcock, Tee Up!…Tom Gudgel, Boomer Sooner…Claudia Owiwa, Go Pokes!…Randy Reese, Petroleum Club Memories…Pat Hargrave.
6/13/12: Thunder fans…several Top of the Town venues will be showing Thursday’s Thunder game on televisions small and large. Stop and check out the score as you make your way around the buildings and restaurants. Go Thunder! Beat the Heat!
6/12/12: Karen Smith and Teresa Garrison from the Atlas Life Courtyard by Marriott were featured on News Channel 8. Click here to watch the segment.
6/1/12: On Thursday, May 31, Samara Stephenson, Resource and Referral Specialist/Hispanic Outreach Specialist was awarded Tulsa Community College’s Best of TCC Award. Sam’s quote was “TCC made it possible for me to go from being a high school dropout to being a degreed professional. At my own pace, I went from class to class. Some courses that changed my life and perspectives were: Human Relations 101, Humanities 101 and Native American History. I am so grateful for the opportunities I’ve had to attend TCC.” Karen Smith’s quote was “Samara has the knack to turn the most sour lemons into sweet lemonade through her smile, creativity, energy and resourcefulness.”
5/30/12: General admission tickets for Top of the Town are officially sold out…with two weeks left until the event! VIP tickets are still available for $125 each. These tickets allow exclusive access to the 16th floor of the Petroleum Club Building as well as full access to the rest of the event.
5/22/12: We have sold over 300 tickets for Top of the Town. That leaves less than 200 available! Here’s an article from today’s Tulsa World about the event.
4/25/12: Thank you to Route 66 Photo Booth for agreeing to be the picture spot for Top of the Town 2012. What a great way to capture the fun you’re having with your friends on a momento that you can take home then and there!
4/18/12: Participants of this year’s Child Watch Tour to the Capitol had the opportunity to learn about advocacy and speak with their representative. Check back next year to join us for this wonderful opportunity.