Katie's Kids 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. 
Upcoming Events
July Events

July 4                 Katie's Kids CLOSED
July 13               Saturday Night Live @ Fort Jesse
July 20               Katie's Kids Open House
July 23               School Age Field Trip

August Events

August 16 - Katie's Kids CLOSED Professional Development Day


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. 

Refer a friend to Katie's Kids Open House event on July 20.  We will waive the $90 enrollment fee for anyone who enrolls their child during our Open House!

Excellent Educator

Congratulations to our Excellent Educator, Miss Betsy at Katie's Kids!!! 
For being an outstanding daycare provider for infants, she won $100 to Parkview Inn, $200 for a house cleaning from The Cleaning Guy, and $100 to Merle Norman!

An anonymous family nominated Ms. Betsy for this amazing recognition. 
Saturday Night Live
July 13  5:00 -10:00 p.m.
KKLC @ Fort Jesse 

Need a night off? Can't find a babysitter? Check out Saturday Night Live @ Katie's Kids! Saturday Night Live is a Saturday evening full of fun for children while families go out. Children can enjoy playing, having dinner with friends, and snuggling in for a movie.  
Cool Ranch Zucchini Chips
zucchini, sliced very thinly into coins
1 tbsp.  extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp.  ranch seasoning
1 tsp.  dried oregano
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper

  1. Preheat oven to 225°. Grease a large baking sheet with cooking spray. Slice zucchini into very thin rounds & pat zucchini with paper towels to draw out excess moisture.
  2. In a large bowl, toss zucchini with oil then toss in ranch seasoning, oregano, salt, and pepper. Place in a single layer on baking sheets. Bake until crispy, about 1 hour 20 minutes, checking after about an hour. Let cool to room temperature before serving.


Highlighting the 
Katie's Kids Support Staff

My name is Autumn and I am originally from Chicago.  I am a senior at ISU, majoring in political science with a minor in peace and conflict resolution.  I love education and working with kids.  In the future I plan to become an
 education policy analyst, combining my passion for politics with my genuine love for children.
In my free time, I like to binge watch on Netflix and Hulu while hanging out with my friends.  

Tips for a Safe  Fourth of July

  • Consider Ear Protection
  • Fireworks can be very loud to a baby's delicate ears. Not only can the noises scare your little one, in certain cases it can even damage your child's hearing. If you're going to a large display, bring along a pair of noise-canceling headphones or good ear plugs to protect your little one
  • Apply (and Reapply) Sunscreen Liberally
  • If your baby is older than six months, sunscreen is a must. Depending on what activities you and your little one are up to, sunscreen should be reapplied at least every two hours. If you're swimming or sweating, sunscreen should be applied about every 45 minutes. A small dab is not enough, make sure you're using a good amount to coat all of your baby's skin--and yours too! Keep younger babies in the shade of trees, sun hats, and light but long clothing.
  • Temporarily Tattoo Your Tyke
  • If you're going to a parade or festival, put a  temporary ID tattoo  on your child. Kids who are mobile can wander off and can quickly become lost in a crowd. If you're not 100% confident that your child can say his or her full name and phone number during a scary and stressful situation, these tattoos can be a lifesaver.
    *If you can't find ID tattoos, use a sharpie to write your phone number on your child's arm, then seal it with some liquid bandage.
  • Stay Away From Illegal Fireworks
  • Whether they're legal or not, still keep a safe distance from anyone who is not a trained fireworks technician. Accidents happen every year, so keep your child safely away from any non-professional display
  • Never Leave Children Unattended with Sparklers
  • Sparklers are great fun at night; and almost every adult has memories of twirling sparklers and writing their names in the air. While sparklers are often considered safe, it is still possible to get burned by their fiery tips. Keep an eye on any child's sparkler until it is safely out-then dip the remnants in water to be extra-certain of its being out.
  • Watch Your Drinks
  • Kids are naturally inquisitive, and a Fourth of July party is a perfect chance to try and taste a swig of alcohol. Leaving cups, cans, and bottles around at the barbecue can be asking for trouble. Smaller children are often unaware a half-filled cup is a mixed drink, so keeping any adult beverages safely in your hand or in the trash is the best way to prevent anyone under the age of 21 from purposely or accidentally swallowing anything they shouldn't. If there is any question as to whether a young child has imbibed alcohol, please go to the ER, or dial 911.
  • Nominate or Hire a Lifeguard
  • If you're having a pool party this Fourth, find a responsible adult or two to be honorary lifeguards. It's expected that adults will likely have some alcohol, but if children are going to be in the pool you're going to need some watchful and dedicated eyes. If you ask your friends ahead of time and nobody is comfortable keeping an eye on the swimming pool, call your local YMCA for a list of any lifeguards for hire, or do an internet search for lifeguard companies in your area.
  • Keep Children Away from Barbecue Grills
  • There's nothing better than a Fourth of July cookout, but those grills get hot, and stay hot. Always be mindful of where grills and fires are located to be sure that your child is nowhere nearby. Coals and grills stay hot long after the fire is out, so best to avoid allowing your child near them altogether.