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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. 
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Need a night off? Can't find a babysitter? Check out Saturday Night Live @ Katie's Kids! Saturday Night Live is a Saturday evening full of fun for children while families go out. Children can enjoy playing, having dinner with friends, and snuggling in for a movie.  
One word or one sentence can do wonders...

It just takes one kind sentence to change a child's day from feeling like everything is wrong, and the world is a gray place to sunshine skies.  Sunshine skies for children are made out of words of encouragement, words of hope, and words of caring.

"Young children need their families and caregivers to work together" declared Amy Dombro, Judy Jablon and Margo Dichtelmiller in their Exchange article, "The Power of Observation."

"You and families each bring different sets of information to your relationships...You know about general patterns of child development and have developed a collection of strategies to support children's learning. Parents and other family members focus on 'their' child. They know the specific information about that one special child in their life...For caregivers to know a child well, they need both sets of information. You will never know what a family knows unless you create a relationship in which you can exchange information, ask questions, and listen to one another...

"An experienced teacher and trainer, Elizabeth Servidio, once said, 'It is very hard for parents not to like a teacher who really appreciates and likes their child.' Appreciating and liking a child is a good starting place for your relationship with families. Observing can help you get there...

"Observing creates an attitude of openness and wonder that allows you to know and understand the children you work with each day. When you observe, you slow down, listen to a child more carefully, and pause to reflect before leaping in to offer some direction or a helping hand. You see and respond to who a child is and what a child needs. Observing helps you build relationships by revealing the uniqueness of every child-including the child's temperament, strengths, personality, work style, and preferred mode of expression."
Article from: 
Exchange, September/October 2006

Healthy Spot
Green Bean & Potato in Chunky Tomato

Take a look in your garden to see if you have any of the produce to create this recipe.

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups diced red potato
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 pounds green beans, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3/4 pound plum tomatoes, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
How to Make It
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic to pan; sauté 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add potato, celery, salt, and beans; sauté 1 minute. Add 1/4 cup water; cover and cook 5 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender. Add cilantro and tomatoes. Cover, reduce heat, and cook 4 minutes or until tomatoes begin to soften, stirring occasionally. Stir in peppers .
compliments of www.myrecipe.com
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