January 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
Closures: January 1

Yearly Activity Fee Due: January 4

Katie's Kids will be closed in celebration of the holiday on

January 1

Annual Activity Fee Due:
The Annual Activity Fee of $75 per child is due on January 4th. Please note, if you have enrolled from Oct. 1, 2020 through Dec. 31, 2020, you do not have to pay the activity fee for 2021.

Drop Off and Pick Up:
  • With the colder weather we are asking families to stay with their scheduled pick up and drop off times. If your family needs to make 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.
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 the original 2020-2021 school calendar, the children will not have e-learning on the following days. Katie's Kids will offer a program on no school days:
  • January 4
  • January 18

Late Start Instruction 8:45 Start Times
  • Every Wednesday
Health Corner...
According to the CDC website:
Diet and Academic Performance
  • Eating a healthy breakfast is associated with improved cognitive function (especially memory), reduced absenteeism, and improved mood
  • Adequate hydration may also improve cognitive function in children and adolescents, which is important for learning 

This month we are focusing on Protein...
What foods are in the Protein Foods Group?
All foods made from meat, poultry, seafood, beans and peas, eggs, processed soy products, nuts, and seeds are considered part of the Protein Foods Group. Beans and peas are also part of the Vegetable Group. For more information on beans and peas, see Beans and Peas Are Unique Foods.

Select a variety of protein foods to improve nutrient intake and health benefits, including at least 8 ounces of cooked seafood per week. Young children need less, depending on their age and calorie needs. The advice to consume seafood does not apply to vegetarians. Vegetarian options in the Protein Foods Group include beans and peas, processed soy products, and nuts and seeds. Meat and poultry choices should be lean or low-fat.

Suggested serving sizes...
Ages 2-3 2 oz
Ages 4-8 4 oz
Literacy Corner...
Does your child have a favorite book they want to read over and over again? I bet you’ve memorized every word. You loved its adorable illustrations and clever text when you first brought it home, but now you’ve grown to hate it. You might even wish it would disappear forever. I feel your pain. I know it can be maddening, but before you toss this particular book, you may want to reconsider. Despite its annoyances, repetitive reading — whether you’re reading to your child or they’re reading to you — offers a surprising number of benefits for new readers.
Click on the link below to read an article about the benefits of continued exposure to the same book.

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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.
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