February 2021
Feb. 15th: Closed-Professional Development Day

New Hours of Operation:
Beginning on March 1st, Katie's Kids will be open from 6:45am until 5:30pm. All drop off and pick up procedures will remain the same.

Winter Closures:
In the event of inclement weather, Katie's Kids closure information will be located on our website, Facebook page, and the following media outlets: WJBC, WBNQ, WBWN. 

Reminder - Annual Paperwork:
Each year we are required by DCFS to update the contact information from all of our families. We recently distributed a blank admission form along with your new financial agreement. If you have not already done so, please fill both of those documents out and return to the Leadership Team as soon as possible. If you need a new copy of these documents, please see the links below.

Teacher Appreciation:
It is that time of year again! Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3rd - 7th this year and we are already thinking of ways to let our staff know that they are loved and appreciated. As we begin to plan for that week there are multiple ways that you can help!
  1. Provide monetary donations via paypal (link at end of the newsletter) or at the front desk
  2. Share your COVID friendly ideas via marissah@katieskids.net
  3. Volunteer to provide items when the time comes. (More info to come on that in the future.)
Hours of Operation:
Hours of operation will remain 7am to 5pm through February. Please Note: as stated above, our hours of operation will change to 6:45am to 5:30 pm starting March 1st. If your family needs to make adjustments to your drop off and pick up times, please communicate with Tia.

Mask Policy: All adults and children 2 years and older are now required to wear masks. Masks must be worn by children at all times tolerable except during meal times, nap time, and while playing outside. Katie's Kids REQUIRES all family members who drop off and pick up children to wear a mask. Please also maintain a 6 foot distance from others as you wait. These procedures are set to keep your family, other families, and our staff safe and healthy.

Family Pledge: Please continue to be mindful of your pledge to KKLC. We can not keep our children safe without you and your dedication to health and safety. You can help by doing the following:
  1. Continue to take precautions to limit your exposure as you move about in the community.
  2. Wash your hands often and wear your mask in group settings.
  3. If your child or someone in your household shows sign of illness, please use a cautious approach when deciding to send your child to school.
  4. If someone in your household shows signs of COVID-19 and needs to be tested, please keep your children at home until the results are known.
School Age...
Katie's Kids will continue to provide e-learning option until school resumes to in-person instruction. According to an email sent out by the Unit 5 office, children will start 5 days per week
  • K-2 will begin on February 4
  • 3-5 will begin on February 8

No School Day - Your family will need to sign up for this day in advance
  • February 16
Getting Healthy...
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:
Sweet Potato Mac & Cheese
Ideas for home...
Letter Stacks
This game uses flat letter tiles to help your child with letter identification. However, you can use anything that can be stacked. Consider wooden alphabet blocks or craft sticks with letters written on them as an alternative.

Share your positive moments!
Do you have any positive moments you want to share about our staff? If so, we want to hear and share them! Simply click on the button below, fill out the form, and submit.
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.
Connect to Our Class Page: 

Class Code: PQGXH

February's Book Recommendation
This Little Dreamer introduces your children to historical figures who made a difference. It's on sale this month for only $3.50 which makes it a fantastic board book deal!
Accredited by the National Accreditation Commission
Katie's Kids LLC I Website

Accredited by: National Accreditation Commission