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. 
March Notes of Interest
Maternity Leaves
Make sure to give a warm welcome to Ms. Marissa as she is back from her maternity leave! We are so excited to have her back and want to give a big welcome to Inara to Katie's Kids Learning Center! Mis Tia is enjoying her time with her family and we will see her back again before we know it with her new addition! 

As the weather turns colder, we know it will be very tempting to park as close to the building as possible. However, 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. Thank you for your understanding!
We are excited to announce that we have officially launched our new website design!! Check out the changes at www.katieskids.net and let us know what you think! 

Upcoming Dates
  March 4th - SNL @ K2 5:00 - 10:00pm
 March 10th - Room 7 Parent Teacher Conferences

 March 24th - Room 1 Parent Teacher Conferences

 March 31st - Room 4 Parent Teacher Conferences  
March 12th - Daylight Savings

March 27th - 31st - School Age Program / Book Fair

Closure Dates for 2017 
Please click here 
to view the Katie's Kids Center Closure list for 2017.
Saturday Night Live
At Katie's Kids @ Fort Jesse 
Saturday, March 4th 
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 a dinner and a fun filled movie night! For the month of March children will have the opportunity to make Hank the Octopus and watch the movie Finding Dory!  If you have any questions please feel free to ask administration. 
Classroom News
Please click on your child's room number to view their classroom newsletter. 
Room 1 (Infants/Toddlers) - Ms. Paige, Ms. Brittany, & Ms. Taylor
Room 2  (Infants/Toddlers) - Ms. Lori & Ms. Laya
Room 3  (Infants) - Ms. Chasney, Ms. Barb, & Ms. Brittany
  Room 4 (Toddlers/Twos) -  Ms. Caitlin, Ms. Courtney 
Room 5 (Pre- K) - Ms. Angelica & Ms. Kayla
Room 6 (Pre-K) - Ms. Skylar & Ms. Alexis
Room 7 (Pre-K) -  Ms. Katie, & Mr. Matt
Room 8 (Toddlers/Twos) - Ms. Kelly, Ms. Rebecca, & Ms. Courtney


Developing Melodies® Music Corner

Music is such an important aspect here at Katie's Kids! 
We believe music is an essential part of play and helps with growth and development of a child. Music is not only enjoyable for a child but it's a core function for brain development. The first 12 months of a child is critical for brain development and having music therapy can help with the response and process of brain growth. Music also taps into emotions, improves our attention skills, and enhances learning. We are a proud supporter of music therapy and enjoy watching what music does for our kiddos emotionally, physically, and cognitively!  We love having Ms. Janel here at Katie's Kids to encourage play and growth through music and rhythm!

Loose Parts Donations -   
Our Focus this Month: 

Keep track of all of those extra parts. We can use them here!
  • Big cardboard boxes
  • plastic bottles
  • bubble wrap
  • shoe boxes
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...

"Both of my boys spend a lot of time playing, exploring, and reading about numbers, using a variety of materials. So I decided to put together this Reggio-inspired math tray for them. It uses natural materials and materials from different board games. That means you could easily recreate this tray just by looking in and around your house. "
- Dyan Robson

March Meals to Go w/Patti 
March 2nd  
Beef Stroganoff Green Bean w/ Onion & Bacon
Strawberry Poke Cake 
March 9th
Chicken Pomodoro w/ Wild Rice and Tomato Cucumber Salad 
German Chocolate Cake
March 16th 
 BBQ Pork Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls w/ Hawaiian Coleslaw 
Banana Poke Cake
March 23rd  
Sausage, White Bean, Kale Soup w/ a Garden Salad
& Bread sticks 
Iced Brownies

March 30th  
No Meals to Go This Week  

Getting Healthier...
At Katie's Kids Learning Center, we are committed to providing the best possible nutrition to you and your family.  We want to keep you updated about the healthy changes we are making on our menu to promote nutrition and wellness at our center.  The following recipe is now being offered as snack at our center: 
Title : Berry Delicious Vegan Gummies  

  • I cup of blueberries
  • 1 cup of blackberries
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of agar powder
  1. Blend together the blueberries, blackberries, and water until there are no chunks.
  2. Strain out the berry juice from the skin and seeds using a mesh strainer. Use a spoon to press and move the mixture around to make sure you're getting all the liquid out.
  3. Add the juice to a pot with the agar powder on medium heat.
  4. Bring to a simmer for 30 seconds and remove from heat.
  5. Spoon into molds and place in the fridge and let set, about 30 minutes.
  6. Remove from molds. Store in a container in the fridge (if you don't eat them all right away!)

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