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. 
February Notes of Interest

Welcome Back!
Please help us welcome Chef Patti back to Katie's Kids! She has returned from Colorado and we are so happy to have her re-join the Katie's Kids family. 

 
 
Upcoming Dates
 
February 2nd: Ground Hog's Day
February 7th: Dentist Visits Katie's Kids
February 10th: SNL @ K2 5pm-10pm
February 14th: Valentine's Day
February 19th: Closed for Professional Development Day
February 20th: School Age Day


Closure Dates for 2018

Please click here   to view the Katie's Kids Center Closure list for 2018.
   
  
        


School Age Day
 
We will be hosting a school age day on February 20th.  Please let us know if your child will need care on those days. 
Saturday Night Live

Saturday, February 10th
5:00 -10:00 p.m.
@ Ft. Jesse

Enjoy a night out on February 10th. Children ages 3+ have the opportunity to watch a movie and use their artistic abilities to create a masterpiece of their choice! Free play activities will be set up for children under the age of 3 years. If you have any questions please ask the KKLC Leadership Team. 



February is dental awareness month! We have scheduled a special visitor from  the Children's Center for Dentistry to come share information with the children about oral health on February 7th. 

Brush up on oral health with these tips:
  • The ADA recommends kids brush for two minutes, two times a day; an hourglass timer is helpful and fun to use.
  • Maintain a regular routine; brush at the same time each day, e.g., before school and before bedtime.
  • Don't forget to floss! 
  • Visit the dentist every six months for regular cleanings and check-ups; there are many books that will help ease any anxiety around seeing the dentist, such as Berenstain Bears Visit The Dentist by Stan and Jan Berenstain and Have You Ever Seen a Moose Brushing His Teeth? by Jamie McClaine and April Goodman Willy.
  • Give your child healthy snacks instead of sugar-laden sweets when possible and be mindful to ensure your kids brush well on days sweets are enjoyed.
  • Make brushing fun! Add music or purchase a musical toothbrush for your child and encourage them to pick out their toothbrush and flavored toothpaste.

Idea's for Home
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Click the link below for an engaging and creative science experiment that you can easily do at home with your children. 
 
 
 
Loose Parts Donations -   

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!

Our Focus this Month: 
  • Styrofoam pieces
  • Plastic food inserts
    • applesauce cups
    • protein snack pack trays
  • Keys
February Meals to Go


February 1st
Cancelled
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February 8th
Meatloaf
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Green Bean
Iced Brownie
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February 15th
Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Chicken
Wild Rice
Carrot Cake w/Cream Cheese Frosting
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February 22nd
Cabbage Roll
Red Skin Mashed Potatoes
Chocolate Cupcake w/Caramel Frosting
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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 hope you enjoy the following recipe: 
 
Title : Lemon Poppy Scones 

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups flour 
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder  
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3 ounces butter, cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 1 Tablespoon poppy seeds
  •  teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  •  cup milk, plus additional milk for brushing the tops of the scones

  
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Into a large mixing bowl sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and then add the lemon zest.
  3. Add the cubed butter and mix until the mixture resembles corn meal. Mix in the poppy seeds.
  4. To the dry mixture add the vanilla, buttermilk, lemon juice, and milk and mix until it barely comes together.
  5. Using a 2-ounce ice cream scoop or a soup spoon, scoop scone dough out onto a well-greased cookie sheet. Brush with milk and bake for 20 minutes.


 


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