Mission Statement
  
To elevate child development to a new level by leading the social and emotional growth and education of young children by providing a safe, welcoming, home-like environment with a caring, educated and professional staff that promotes partnerships between parents, children, and other early childhood professionals. 
April Notes of Interest
Maternity Leaves
Starting Monday Ms. Tia will be back with her new baby girl Veda! Marissa's and Tia's time flew by but we are so excited to have them both back as administrators and new families here at KKLC! Feel free to stop and welcome Tia back as well as the Griffin family!

Chick-It-Out
We pick up our chicks the begining of April and excited to watch them hatch over the month of April! Make sure to look at our incubator everyday to see the progress of the eggs and watch them turn into baby chicks before we know it!

Parking
Even with Spring time upon us, please keep in mind of parking in a appropriate spot.  For proper flow of the parking lot, it is important that you park only in the designated areas. You may park in the spots in the front lot, back lot, or along the curb in front of the flag. You may not park along the opposite curb from the flag pole. This helps with school bus's to be able to get in, families and staff to pull out to leave, and safety of children in the parking lot. Thank you for your understanding!
 
Website
Have you checked our new website yet?! With our new web design we have may changes and are excited to share them!! Check it out at www.katieskids.net and let us know what you think! 

Upcoming Dates
 
April 8st - SNL @ The Links 5:00 - 10:00pm
 
April 7th- Room 2 Parent/Teacher Conferences
 
April 13th - Retesting Hearing/Vision Test
 
April 14 - Room 6 Parent/Teacher Conferences
 
April 21  Room 8 Parent/Teacher Conferences
 
April 28  Room 5 Parent/Teacher Conferences
 
Closure Dates for 2017 
 
Please click here 
 
to view the Katie's Kids Center Closure list for 2017.
   
  
        
Saturday Night Live
At Katie's Kids @ The Links 
Saturday, April 8th   
5:00 -10:00 p.m.

Need a night off? Can't find a babysitter? Katie's Kids would love to help! Saturday Night Live is a Saturday night out for parents while children come to school for dinner and a fun filled movie night! Children ages 3+ have the opportunity to watch a movie and use their artistic abilities to creative a masterpiece of their choice! If you have any questions please ask administration.
 
 
Classroom News
 
Please click on your child's room number to view their classroom newsletter. 
   
  Room 1 (Infants/Toddlers) - Ms. Paige, Ms. Brittany, & Ms. Taylor
 
Room 2  (Infants/Toddlers) - Ms. Lori & Ms. Laya
 
 Room 3 (Infants) - Ms. Chasney, Ms. Barb, & Ms. Brittany
 
 Room 4 (Toddlers/Twos) -  Ms. Caitlin, Ms. Courtney 
 
Room 5 (Pre- K) - Ms. Angelica & Ms. Kayla
 
  Room 6 (Pre-K) - Ms. Skylar & Ms. Alexis
 
Room 7 (Pre-K) -  Ms. Katie, & Mr. Matt
 
Room 8 (Toddlers/Twos) - Ms. Kelly, Ms. Rebecca, & Ms. Courtney

 

Developing Melodies® Music Corner
 

Music is such an important aspect here at Katie's Kids! 
We believe music is an essential part of play and helps with growth and development of a child. Music is not only enjoyable for a child but it's a core function for brain development. The first 12 months of a child is critical for brain development and having music therapy can help with the response and process of brain growth. Music also taps into emotions, improves our attention skills, and enhances learning. We are a proud supporter of music therapy and enjoy watching what music does for our kiddos emotionally, physically, and cognitively!  We love having Ms. Janel here at Katie's Kids to encourage play and growth through music and rhythm!

 
 
Loose Parts Donations -   
 
Our Focus this Month: 

Keep track of all of those extra parts. We can use them here!
        • Paper Towel rolls
        • Buttons 
        • Shoe Laces
  
We, at Katie's Kids, would like to keep utilizing loose parts in our classrooms throughout the year.  Therefore, we are inviting parents and families that are interested to keep the supplies coming!  If you choose to donate you can drop the materials off at the front desk at any time!
  
Be sure to look through our center for how the loose parts are being used within the curriculum! 
  
Thank you in advance for your donations, we look forward to seeing the creativity that stems from all of the materials!

Reggio Reads...
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"Making the leap from drawing in the sand or air to putting pencil to paper can be made easier by harnessing a child's natural curiosity to explore - to touch and feel, to see. Using these senses can help take the abstract and make it concrete."
April Meals to Go w/Patti 
 
April 6th   
   Entrée:
Fundraiser for Preschool Garden Project
Buffalo Chicken Pizza
  Dessert:  
Chocolate Chip Cookie 
 
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April 13th 
Entrée:   
Chicken w/ Homemade Noodles
Dessert:  
Oreo Cheese Cake
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April 20th 
Entrée: 
Pepper Steak w/ Rice Eggs Rolls
Dessert:    
Chinese 5 Spice Almond Cookies 
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April 27th 
Entrée:  
Lasagna w/ Bread Sticks & Salad 
Dessert:    
Apple Crostata

 
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Getting Healthier...
At Katie's Kids Learning Center, we are committed to providing the best possible nutrition to you and your family.  We want to keep you updated about the healthy changes we are making on our menu to promote nutrition and wellness at our center.  The following recipe is now being offered as snack at our center: 
 
Title : Cinnamon Apple Chips

Ingredients:
  • 4 apple sliced 1/8" thick
  • 1 - 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 - 2 tsp sugar (if needed)
  • cooking spray 
Directions:
  1. Preheat over to 200 degrees fahrenheit.
  2.  Add the sliced apples to a large bowl; then coat the apples with the cinnamon and/or sugar.
  3. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and line the apples flat on the pan. You make need to use two pans so that they are not overlapping. 
  4. Bake 2 - 3 hours until the chips are dry yet still soft. 
  5. Allow to cook completely before placing them in an air tight container for up to 4 days. 


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