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. 
November Notes of Interest

Picture Day 
Fall pictures will be taken this month.  Infants and Siblings will be held on Monday the 13th  and  Toddlers and Preschoolers will be held on Tuesday the 14th  If your child does not attend on his/her scheduled picture day, he/she can take their picture on the other offered day. (Ex: if you have an infant that does not attend school on Monday, he can have his photo taken on Tuesday.)

Yankee Candle Orders
Please turn in your Yankee Candle order forms or place your orders online by November 3rd. Don't forget, Katie's Kids receives 40% of the sales! 

Upcoming Dates
November 3rd: Yankee Candle Orders Due
November 4th: SNL
November 5th: Daylight Savings Time
November 13th & 14th: Picture Day
November 22nd: School Age Day
November 23rd & 24th Closed for Thanksgiving 

December 2nd: Bloomington/Normal Christmas Parade

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

Please Join us for the Bloomington-Normal Jaycees Parade! Decorate your strollers and wagons and help us pass out candy as we march in this annual town event. 

When:  December 2, 2017
Time:  Line up at 9:00am, Parade starts at 10:00am
Where:  Line up at Kingsley Junior High. End in Downtown Bloomington.

If you would like to walk with us, please let us know at the front desk by Friday, December 1st.

School Age Day

We will be hosting a school age day on November 22nd. Please let us know if your child will need care that day. 
Saturday Night Live
Saturday, November 4th 
5:00 -10:00 p.m.
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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.
Loose Parts Donations -   
Our Focus this Month: 

Keep track of all of those extra parts. We can use them here!
        • Dried flower stalks & Leaves
        • Keys & Locks with keys
        • Acorns
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...
Here is an idea on how to combine nature with the process of creating art.  

November Meals to Go

November 2nd
Chicken & Dumplings
Cherry Berry Dump Cake

November 9th
Chili w/ Crackers
Baked Potato

November 16th
French Dip Sandwhich
w/Swiss, Lettuce, & Tomato
French Fries

November 23rd
No Meals to Go

November 30th
Mashed Potato
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 : Frozen Yogurt Berry Bites 

  • Vanilla Clover Greek Yogurt
  • Berries of your choice
  1. Add berries to silicone ice cube tray.
  2. Top with greek yogurt
  3. Freeze for 3-4 hours
  4. Enjoy!

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