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

Parent Advisory Committee Meeting
Come join us for our first official Parent Advisory Meeting. Help us gain community through the center and advocate for child care across the state. 
Where: Katie's Kids
When: March 7th, 5:00-6:00pm

Handyman Help
If you are a person who knows how to do woodworking repairs, we could use your help! We have multiple chairs and other items that need re-glued/reinforced. If you are interested in taking on this project or know someone who can help, please let a member of the leadership team know at the front desk. Thanks! 

Infant Rooms
Just a reminder to everyone that our Infant Rooms (Rooms 1, 2, and 3) are SHOE FREE zones. Please do not enter the rooms with your shoes on. This is especially important during the winter months as we do not want dirt, slush, and salt on the floor where babies are crawling. Thank you for your understanding and helping us keep our babies safe and clean. 

Prep Freeze Cook Fundraiser 
We will continue our Prep Freeze Cook fundraiser in January. Make your evening easier and have someone else prepare dinner for you! Pick up your order form in the lobby. So far, we have raised $347.74 for new preschool tricycles (87% of our goal). Thank you for your continued support!

Upcoming Dates

March 5th: Picture Order Forms Due
March 7th: Parent Adivsory Commitee Meeting - 5:00pm
March 9th:  SNL @ K1 5:00 - 10:00pm
March 16th:  Sharing of the Green Parade
March 25th - 29th: School Age Days

C losure Dates for 2019

Please click   here  to view the Katie's Kids Center Closure list for 2019.    
Saturday Night Live

Saturday, March 9th
5:00 -10:00 p.m.
@ the Links (K1)

Enjoy a night out on your own! We will watch your kids. 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 the KKLC Leadership Team. 

Health Corner

Seasonal Allergies

Spring is on it's way! It is a great time of year with warmer weather, bright sunshine, budding trees and the beautiful growth of flowers. Unfortunately with this seasonal change can sometimes come seasonal allergies.

Click below for more information on seasonal allergies in children.

Community Connections

Our community has great things to offer families! This section of the newsletter is to help you connect to the variety of community events occurring  in the Bloomington/Normal area. Enjoy!

Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
Click here to view the 2018 - 2019 Season of Events

Children's Discovery Museum
Click here for the Winter 2018/2019 schedule of events 

Downtown Bloomington First Friday Events
On the first Friday of each month Downtown Bloomington businesses showcase their wares and artisitc abilities. Click here for more information and here for a list of highlights for the month of March. 

Mom's of Multiples Sale
March 9th. This is a huge garage sale focused on children's items (clothes, toys, equipment, etc.) Click here for more information.

Kids Bloom Consignment Event
March 7th, 8th, and 9th at the Lafayette club. This is another opportunity to purchase children's items at a discounted price. Click here for more information.

Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym
Grand Opening Event is on March 30th. Click here for more information.

Ideas for Home
Spring means color! Here is a fun activity for infants and toddlers to use their senses and observe the colors of a rainbow.

Click  here for the instructions!
Loose Parts Donations -   

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!

Our Focus this Month: 
  • Bottle Caps
  • Buttons of all sizes
  • Bubble Wrap
Meals to Go

Did you know? In order to make our foot print a little less on this Earth, we use reusable food containers for our Meals to Go! We kindly ask that you rinse your containers and return them to the front desk at your earliest convenience . We will wash and sanitize these containers to be used for our next meals. 


March 7th

Lemon Pepper Chicken Breast
Broccoli & Water Chestnuts
Cherry Chip Cookies 

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March 14th

Sriracha  Bourbon Wings
Iced Sugar Cookies 

March 21st 

Southwest Pork Sliders
Side Salad
Vanilla Bean Cupcake

March 28th

Mongolian Beef
Fried Rice 
Snickerdoodle Cookies

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: 
Pasta with Spinach & Feta
  • ⅔ lb penne pasta
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cups spinach, washed and chopped
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoons ground black pepper
  • ⅓ cup feta cheese, crumbled

  1. In a large pot of salted water cook the penne pasta al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. Sauté the onions in oil until lightly browned. Add the garlic and cook for two minutes. Add the spinach and water to steam the spinach, and cook for 3 more minutes. When the spinach has wilted add the pasta and toss to heat through.
  3. Add lemon and pepper and toss again. Top with feta cheese and serve.


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