February 2021

Our mission is to elevate child development to a new level by leading the social, emotional growth, and education of young children while providing a safe, welcoming, home-like environment with a caring, educated and professional staff that promotes partnerships with parents, children, and other childhood professionals.
Special Events

February 15
Staff Professional Development Day

Katie's Kids will be closed for Professional Development Day

February 15

Drop Off and Pick Up:
  • We are still requesting that all families follow the drop off and pick up times that they have communicated. For any adjustments to your drop-off and pick-up times, please communicate with Jody at jodyw@katieskids.net.

  • Katie's Kids REQUIRES all family members who drop off and pick up children to wear a mask. If you are not feeling well or hold any COVID symptoms please arrange for someone else to drop of and pick up your child. This is to protect your family and the staff.

Winter Weather
  • In the event Katie's Kids is closed due to weather, please refer to our website at www.katieskids.net or our facebook page. The closure will also be posted on WJBC, WBNQ, or WBWN.  
Mask Policy
DCFS mandates mask be used by all adults and children 2 years and over. We are now required, not just encouraged, to follow this rule. Masks must be worn at all times tolerable except during meal times, sleeping, and playing outside. If you have not done so already, please provide us with a mask for your child aged 2 and up. Please place a mask on your child before entering the building in the morning.

Family Pledge:
Please continue to be mindful of your pledge to KKLC. We can not keep our children safe without 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
Health Corner...
According to the USDA website:

Why is it important to eat/drink dairy?
Consuming dairy products provides health benefits — especially building and maintaining strong bones. Foods in the Dairy Group provide nutrients that are vital for health and maintenance of your body. These nutrients include calcium, potassium, vitamin D, and protein.

How much food from the Dairy Group is needed daily?
About 90% of Americans do not get enough dairy, therefore most individuals would benefit by increasing intake of fat-free or low-fat dairy, whether from milk (including lactose-free milk), yogurt, and cheese, or from fortified soy milk or yogurt. The amount of dairy foods you need each day depends on your age and can vary between 1 ½ to 2 cups for toddlers, 2 ½ cups for children under 10 and 3 cups for older children through adults. 

The Dairy Group provides many nutrients including calcium, phosphorus, vitamin A, vitamin D (in products fortified with vitamin D), riboflavin, vitamin B12, protein, potassium, zinc, choline, magnesium, and selenium.
Calcium is used for building bones and teeth and in maintaining bone strength as you grow older. Dairy products are the main source of calcium in American diets. 
Many people do not get enough potassium. Diets rich in potassium may help to maintain healthy blood pressure. Dairy products, especially dairy milk and yogurt, and fortified soy milk, provide potassium.
Broken Trikes...
We are looking for someone to potentially fix some broken trikes. Do you know someone with trike repair skills, please let us know.
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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.
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