Katie's Kids 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. 
Upcoming Events


August 10                 Saturday Night Live at The Links
August 15                  Last Day of School Age Summer Camp
August 16                 Closed for Professional Development Day
August 16                 Unit #5 - First Day of School

September 2               Katie's Kids Closed for Labor Day
September 14             Celebrate Katie's Kids 10 Year Anniversary 
September 28             Day of Play in Uptown Normal

"Play gives children a chance to practice 
what they are learning." 
- Mr. Rogers

Meals To Go
Tuesday Nights

Check the posted flyers for the weekly meal 
Saturday Night Live
August 10  5:00 -10:00 p.m.
KKLC @ The Links 

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.  

Help spread the word of Katie's Kids!
Do you have a friend, neighbor, or colleague looking for care?  For every family you refer to Katie's Kids we will apply a $50 credit to your account after the family has been with us for 90 days.
Healthy Secret Strawberry 
Chocolate-Chip Muffins

2 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup 2-percent milk
2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup melted virgin or extra-virgin coconut oil
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
12 small strawberries, hulls removed and trimmed as needed
Cooking spray

  1. Position an oven rack in the center of the oven, and preheat to 350 degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners, and spray the liners lightly with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk together the flour, 1/3 cup of the chocolate chips, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Whisk together the milk, sugar, oil, eggs, vanilla and orange zest in a medium bowl until no sugar clumps remain. Fold the milk mixture into the flour mixture until just combined. (Don't worry if there are a few lumps.)
  3. Spoon a heaping tablespoon of batter into each muffin cup liner. Stand a strawberry in each, point-side down. Evenly divide the remaining batter among the liners. Smooth the batter around and on top of each strawberry with a spoon. (It's OK if a little bit of strawberry pokes out.) Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips over the tops.
  4. Bake until the muffins are golden and spring back when pressed in the center, 22 to 25 minutes. Let cool in the pan for a few minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 2 days.