Rose Rock School - Norman OK Large Family Child Care Home

1515 W MAIN STREET, NORMAN OK 73069
(405) 412-3583

About the Provider

Description: In 2007, Shanah Ahmadi enrolled in an early childhood and human development training (Lifeways of North America). Shanah found the principles of the Lifeways approach to resonate strongly with her own observations and instincts that:
-Childcare programs can closely resemble a warm family setting.
– Children benefit from forming strong bonds with consistent caregivers, rather than caregivers changing sporadically.
-Children are best prepared for formal schooling by having the magic of childhood left intact, their sense of wonder stimulated, and their capacity for creative play fully realized.

In January of 2010, Shanah opened an in-home childcare facility under the name The Purple House. The Purple House sought to provide an alternative to the institutional environment of many childcare facilities. The goal was to create a comforting atmosphere providing many natural opportunities for learning. Some of the basic tenets included daily interaction with the natural world, meals prepared with whole organic foods, and the inclusion of the children in the daily tasks of gardening, meal preparation, and care for their learning space.

In September of 2010, a Kindergarten building was added to The Purple House property. The curriculum of the Kindergarten continued to be based on our founding values and naturalistic approach. The first year of the Kindergarten was very successful and, again, it became apparent that another expansion would be necessary in order to meet the needs of the greater community.

In February 2011, Shanah, helped by many of the school children’s parents and community members, incorporated the school into a non-profit organization (Rose Rock School Foundation). A board of enthusiastic parents and teachers was formed to envision the next phase of the school and assist with outreach and fundraising. In the fall of 2011, we hired Frances Whalen, who completed her LifeWays training the following summer. She moved to a full-time position shortly after graduating from the LifeWays program and stayed with us through May 2014.

Then in January 2012, Rose Rock School purchased a large house on four acres of land in the center of Norman (1515 West Main Street). Concurrently, our organization earned over $24,000 for the expansion project. Parents and Board members volunteered at fundraising events (art auctions, yard sales, and workshops), and we directed 10% of our monthly income (tuition) into the expansion fund. Rezoning the White House- as it came to be known- took an arduous two years. In the meantime, we brought on our faculty-in-residence, Acacia Moore, and her family. Acacia began child care in the White House in Fall of 2013, with Frances, as rezoning came to a close and we took the final steps in the planning process of our construction. That summer construction commenced and the faculty and staff of Rose Rock expanded by four- Abbie Broughton (lead teacher), Rachel Connaughton (assistant teacher), Sarah Warmker (cook/substitute), and Victoria Eller-Moore (cook/substitute).

As construction has continued, classes for the 2014-2015 school year have been held at both the Purple House and White House. Parents, students and staff alike have eagerly worked and waited for both classes to be joined under one roof in the White House.

Additional Information: Rated 1 Stars.

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 25
  • License Number: K830052557
  • Age Range: 0 - 11 Months, 12 - 23 Months, 2 Years, 3 Years, 4 Years, 5 Years, 6 Years and Older
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Type of Care: Daytime Hours
  • Transportation: Emergency Only
  • District Office: Oklahoma Dept of Human Services - Child Care Services
  • District Office Phone: (405)573-8300 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)
  • Licensor: Christopher Meyers

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Type/Purpose Corrections
2018-11-07 Periodic
Full Inspection
Plan: Will maintain fire inspections going forward, will call and set up an inspection today.
Correction Date: 2018-11-19
Description: 340:110-3-276(d)(1) - Fire inspections. Inspections are conducted at least every two years by the local or state fire governmental authority having jurisdiction. Documentation is maintained per OAC 340:110-3-281.2(c).

Last fire inspection completed on 9/22/2016.

2018-06-08 Periodic
Full Inspection
Description:

No non-compliances observed

2018-02-15 Periodic
Full Inspection
Description:

No non-compliances observed

No non-compliances observed

2017-10-26 Periodic
Full Inspection
Plan: Will conducted annual equipment inventory.
Correction Date: 2017-11-06
Description: 340:110-3-302(a)(3)(B) - conducts an equipment inventory at least every 12 months. Documentation is maintained per OAC 340:110-3-281.2(c).

Equipment inventory not done in last 12 months.

2017-06-20 Periodic
Full Inspection
Description:

No non-compliances observed

No non-compliances observed

No non-compliances observed

2017-02-28 Periodic
Full Inspection
Description:

No non-compliances observed

No non-compliances observed

No non-compliances observed

2016-10-11 Periodic
Full Inspection
Plan: Will offer milk with every meal or snack.
Correction Date: 2016-10-13
Description: 110-3-299(a)(1) - Food service. The program is required to meet the requirements per this Section when the program provides food service, including limited food service unless the requirements specifically state otherwise.

Milk was not offered during lunch.

2016-06-16 Periodic
Full Inspection
Description:

No non-compliances observed

No non-compliances observed

No non-compliances observed

2016-02-25 Periodic
Full Inspection
Description:

No non-compliances observed

No non-compliances observed

No non-compliances observed

2015-10-12 Permit
Full Inspection
Description:

No non-compliances observed

No non-compliances observed

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