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
Thank you!
Thank you to all the families who donated items for our mitten tree event. We feel so blessed to work with families that have a heart for giving. The children of Webster-Cantrell Hall were very excited to receive their special Christmas gifts! Each of the children sent back a thank you note that can be viewed in the lobby. You can also click here to view a special note from the CEO of Webster-Cantrell Hall. Thank you for your ongoing generosity! 

Infant Rooms
Just a reminder to everyone that our Infant Rooms (Rooms 1, 2, and 3) are SHOE FREE zones. Please do not enter the rooms with your shoes on. This is especially important during the winter months as we do not want dirt, slush, and salt on the floor where babies are crawling. Thank you for your understanding and helping us keep our babies safe and clean. 

Prep Freeze Cook Fundraiser 
We will continue our Prep Freeze Cook fundraiser in January. Make your evening easier and have someone else prepare dinner for you! Pick up your order form in the lobby. So far, we have raised $347.74 for new preschool tricycles (87% of our goal). Thank you for your continued support!

Upcoming Dates

February 16th: SNL @ K2 5:00 - 10:00pm
February 18th: Closed for Professional Development
February 19th:  School Age Day
February 25th & 26th:  Picture Days

C losure Dates for 2019

Please click   here  to view the Katie's Kids Center Closure list for 2019.    
Saturday Night Live

Saturday, February 16th
5:00 -10:00 p.m.
@ Ft. Jesse (K2)

Enjoy a night out on your own! We will watch your kids. 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. 

Health Corner

Dry Winter Skin

Winter, while a wonderful season in its own way, can bring about some various challenges and health concerns. One of the most common complications is dry skin. Did you know that your skin is a protective barrier from potential illness and disease? That is why it is important to keep your skin healthy and prevent cracking.

Click below for tips on fighting winter dryness.

Community Connections

Our community has great things to offer families! We are adding this new section to the newsletter to help you connect to the variety of community events occurring  in the Bloomington/Normal area. Enjoy!

Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
Click here to view the 2018 - 2019 Season of Events

Children's Discovery Museum
Click here for the Winter 2018/2019 schedule of events 

Daddy Daughter Dance
The Bloomington Daddy Daughter Dance will be held on February 10th. Click here for more information 

Uptown Covered in Chocolate
Uptown Normal is hosting a chocolate tasting event along with special sale prices in your favorite Uptown shops on February 7th. Click here for more information. 

Ideas for Home
Here is a twist on one of our favorite science experiments. The Fizzing Snowflake!

Click   here for the instructions!
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: 
  • Bottle Caps
  • Buttons of all sizes
  • Disposable straws
Meals to Go

Did you know? In order to make our foot print a little less on this Earth, we use reusable food containers for our Meals to Go! We kindly ask that you rinse your containers and return them to the front desk at your earliest convenience . We will wash and sanitize these containers to be used for our next meals. 


February 7th

Reuben Sandwich
Ceaser Salad
Chocolate Chunk Brownies
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February 14th

Lemon Pepper Chicken Breast
Broccoli & Water Chestnuts
Cherry Chip Cookies 

February 21st 

Cheesy Bruschetta Crescent Rolls
Baked Red Skin Potatoes
White Cake w/Chocolate Mocha Frosting

February 28th

Blackened Shrimp
Cherry Tomato Parmesan Orzo
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

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: 
Teriyaki Turkey Burger
  • 1/4 cup - water chestnuts
  • 1 large - egg
  • 1 tablespoon - teriyaki sauce, reduced sodium
  • 1/2 cup - bread crumbs, plain
  • 1/2 teaspoon - onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon - salt
  • 1 pound - turkey, ground
  • 1 medium - tomato, red
  • 4 leaf outer - lettuce, green leaf
  • 4 oz - rolls, hard

  1. Finely dice the water chestnuts. Toss into a mixing bowl with egg, teriyaki sauce, breadcrumbs, onion powder, salt and ground turkey. Mix together and then shape into 4 burger patties.
  2. Preheat and indoor grill or if the weather permits, use the outdoor grill. Cook each burger for 6-8 minutes per side, or until no longer pink in the center.
  3. While burgers cook pull off 4 large leaves for the burgers and set aside. Chop the remaining lettuce and put into a bowl with the dressing and croutons. Toss together to fully coat.
  4. Serve burgers on buns topped with sliced tomatoes, lettuce leaves and condiments of choice.


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