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


November 4 & 5                 PICTURE DAY
November 8                      Yankee Candle Fundraiser Order Forms Due
November 15                    Return Parent Survey 
November 16                    SNL at Fort Jesse 5-10pm
November 27                    No School Day Program
November 28 & 29           Closed in observance of Thanksgiving

Picture Day Schedule

November 4 
Infants and ALL Siblings 
(individual and family picture will be taken)

November 5
Toddler/2's and Preschoolers


NAC Re-Accreditation

Katie's Kids has started the paperwork process for applying for NAC re-accreditation.   The National Accreditation Commission or NAC requires updating paperwork as well as an onsite validation visit every five years.  

This process analyzes individual standards of quality child care such as health and safety, administration, parent communication, curriculum and interactions between staff and children. The accreditation process includes a self-study in which administrators, staff, and parents evaluate the program on these standards. As we work through the self-study process, we will request your perspective and provide opportunities for you to make suggestions.
Please check your child's cubbie as a parent survey asking for feedback and suggestions will be in there soon.   
We are asking families to fill out the survey and return it by November 15.  
We appreciate your support.  

Yankee Candle Fundraiser Orders Due 
November 8
Order online or turn in your form to the front desk.  No extra charge for tax, it's included in the price.

Katie's Kids receives 40% of all sales.  

Holidays for the Troops

In the past Katie's Kids has partnered with a community resource and donated goods around the holidays.  This year we are asking families to collect items for our troops.  We currently have a family member deployed and would like to support individuals in his platoon.  
We will have a wish list to follow in the next coming weeks.  
Saturday Night Live
November 16    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.  
  • Hand washing is the best defense during cold and flu season.  Please remember to wash your child's hands upon entering the classroom at drop off. 
  • Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately (hats, gloves, & boots). It is also helpful to label your child's extra outdoor clothes.
  • Check extra clothes to make sure they are seasonal & the right size

Too many children die in hot cars each year. Even if you think you would never forget your child in the car, follow these tips to be 100 percent sure.
To most parents, it seems impossible: How in the world could someone forget their child in the car? And yet, it's not. Heartbreakingly, nearly 700 children have died in hot cars in the past 15 years, and the majority of those children were forgotten there by their parents or caregivers. And while it may make us feel safer to villainize those parents and think, "That would never happen to me," the sobering fact is that it could happen to anyone. That's why every parent should take steps to prevent a tragedy like this from happening.
"We all spend a great deal of time and money to childproof our home," says Janette Fennell, founder and president of KidsAndCars.org. "We need to childproof our car with the same care." She advises taking multiple steps to make sure you always remember your child in the car:

1. Be extra alert if your routine changes. That's when the risk of unintentionally leaving your child in your car increases.
2. Put something of your child's, like a toy, on the front seat. Even if you can't see your child in the backseat (especially if he's in a rear-facing car seat), the toy should trigger a reminder that he's there.
3. Leave an item you'll need at your next destination in the backseat, such as your cell phone, purse, or briefcase.
4. Place your child's car seat in the middle of the backseat rather than behind the driver. That way, it's easier to see her in your rear view mirror.
5. Set up a system with your child-care provider. If you don't plan to drop off your child that day, call her. If the child doesn't arrive as expected, have the caregiver call you.
6. Discuss the topic of hot-car deaths with every person who drives your child anywhere. This includes partners, grandparents, babysitters, and friends.
7. Always "look before you lock." Get in the habit of checking the backseat every time you get out of the car.
*if you see any child in a car seat alone in a car, call 911

Warm Fall Recipe
Hot Chocolate
  • 1/2 c unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 c powdered sugar
  • 6 c Milk
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

In a 3 qt. pan mix together sugar and cocoa, still in milk and place over medium heat.  Stirring occasionally until chocolate comes to a simmer.  Remove from heat and add vanilla.  
*top with favorite toppings
Makes 6 servings