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. 
July Notes of Interest

Water Days
Reminder that Water Days have started. Please make sure to have your child's water gear! Your child will need a swim suit, water diapers (if applicable), water shoes, a towel, sunscreen (if you don't use KKLC sunscreen), and any other accessories you would like your child to have (hat, sunglasses, etc.). A reminder that your child's swimsuit will be sent home at the end of the week to be washed and brought back the following week. 

 For proper flow of the parking lot, it is important that you park only in the designated areas. You may park in the spots in the front lot, back lot, or along the curb in front of the flag. You may not park along the opposite curb from the flag pole. This helps with school bus's to be able to get in, families and staff to pull out to leave, and safety of children in the parking lot. Thank you for your understanding!
Have you checked our new website yet?! With our new web design we have many changes and are excited to share them!! Check it out at www.katieskids.net and let us know what you think! 

Upcoming Dates
July 4th: Closed for Independence Day
July 15th:
SNL @ K1 from 5pm-10pm
July 22nd: Open House from 9am-11am 

Closure Dates for 2017 
Please click here  to view the Katie's Kids Center Closure list for 2017.

Open House
Katie's Kids Learning Center will be hosting an Open House Saturday July 22nd from 9-11am!
Tell your friends and family to come take a tour of the facility, meet the staff, enjoy some snacks, and see what Katie's Kids Learning Center is all about!

We will waive the registration fee for anyone who enrolls while at the open house - A $90.00 SAVINGS!!!

We will have both locations open during this time.
Bloomington: Katie's Kids 1 At The Links
1602 Glenbridge Rd
Bloomington, Illinois 61704

Normal: Katie's Kids 2 At Fort Jesse
2003 Jacobssen Drive
Normal, Illinois 61761
We would love to have you stop in and say hi!

Saturday Night Live
At Katie's Kids @ The Links 
Saturday, July 15th    
5:00 -10:00 p.m.

Need a night off? Can't find a babysitter? Katie's Kids would love to help! Saturday Night Live is a Saturday night out for parents while children come to school for dinner and a fun filled movie night! 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 administration.
Classroom News
Please click on your child's room number to view their classroom newsletter. 
  Room 1 (Infants/Toddlers) - Ms. Paige, Ms. Taylor, & Ms. Erin
  Room 2  (Infants/Toddlers) - Ms. Lori & Ms. Laya
 Room 3 (Infants) - Ms. Chasney & Ms. Brittany
  Room 4 (Toddlers/Twos) -  Ms. Caitlin & Ms. Alexis
 Room 5 (Pre- K) - Ms. Angelica & Ms. Kayla
Room 6  (Pre-K) - Ms. Skylar & Ms. Kayla
Room 7  (Pre-K) -  Ms. Katie & Mr. Matt
Room 8 (Toddlers/Twos) - Ms. Kelly & Ms. Rebecca
Loose Parts Donations -   
Our Focus this Month: 

Keep track of all of those extra parts. We can use them here!
        • Small buckets/planters
        • Bottle Caps
        • Buttons
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!

Reggio Reads...
"There are many approaches and philosophies to teaching early childhood education. The Reggio Emilia approach is one of them. This approach places strong emphasis on the development of " strong, capable, and resilient" children." 
 -Rainforest Learning Centre  
July Meals to Go w/Patti 

July 6th
Goat Cheese & Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast
Baked Potato
Angel Food Cake w/Fresh Berries

July 13th
Turkey Mignon w/Merlot Berry Sauce
Roasted Potatoes w/Herbs   
Stuffed Baked Apples
July 20th  
Swiss Steak w/Giardiniera Vegetables
Mashed Potatoes
Pineapple Upsidedown Cake  

July 27th
Chicken Marsala
Pea Risotto
Blueberry Bread Pudding
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 : Baked Oatmeal 

  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 medium apple, chopped
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • Additional fat-free milk, optional

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine first six ingredients. Whisk eggs and milk; stir into dry ingredients until blended. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir in apple, raisins and walnuts.
  2. Transfer to an 8-in.-square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, 35-40 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and a thermometer reads 160°. Serve with additional milk if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

Note: This is a versatile recipe and can be made with many different types of fruit. Have fun experimenting!  



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