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

October 1                    Tuition Rates Increase
October 6                    Saturday Night Live 
October 8 & 9              No School Day Program
October 8-12               Scholastic Book Fair
October 19                   No School Day Program
October 23                   Fall Family Cookout
October 29-Nov. 2       Spirit Week

Fall Family Cookout
October 23 6-7:30
Backyard of Katie's Kids

Rooms 1,2 ,7 please bring a dessert to share
Rooms 3,4,5,6 please bring a side dish to share

*Hot dogs, buns, table settings & s'more fixings will be provided

October 6
Saturday Night Live
Katie's Kids @ Fort Jesse Normal
5:00 -10:00 p.m.

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.  

October 8-12 

Scholastic Book Fair will be visiting Katie's Kids.  We receive forty percent of all profits from the fair to purchase new books for the classrooms.   
Nurse's Notes from Amy   

Flu Vaccine: Should you and your child get one?
The CDC recommends you get the flu (influenza) vaccine every year and as soon as it becomes available. It is important to receive the vaccine every year, the immunity provided by the vaccine declines over time. Getting vaccinated is the most effective way to protect yourself and your family from getting influenza. Influenza is a serious respiratory infection that hospitalizes and kills many year. The elderly and young children are the most vulnerable. Most healthcare providers recommend the flu vaccine for everyone over the age of 6 months. 
A Flu Shot A Year, Keeps The Flu Away.


Highlighting the Staff of  
Katie's Kids

My name is McKenzie Foley, and I just started with Katie's Kids about 3 weeks ago. I already love it here! I am a sophomore at Illinois State University, and I plan on becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist. I'm pretty busy this 
year, but in my free time I like to hangout with my friends and family!  I also love playing sports, and I am on the Women's Club Volleyball Team at ISU. I'm happy to share a little bit about myself with you guys, and I hope to work at Katie's Kids for a long time! 
It has such a great atmosphere!

Lending Library

We would like your family to take a minute and notice our new lending library.  The library includes books for both adults and children.  Some books will include a book buddy. If your child picks a book buddy friend, we have fun directions to follow in order for us to enjoy your adventures too.  Please feel free to share your experience with other friends or simply just read the book & snuggle with the book buddy.  

If your family has a book and book buddy friend your willing to donate, please follow up with Andrea.  
Exposure to Lead

Every year the Illinois Department of Public Health would like us to remind families about the risk involved when exposed to lead and the lasting effects it may cause.  
If you would like additional information, please follow the link 

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Cookies

  • 2 ½ cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups raw (turbinado) sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees C). In a medium bowl, whisk together your dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, and salt).
  2. In another medium bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add pumpkin, egg, and 1 teaspoon vanilla; beat until creamy. Mix in dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Use a cookie dough scoop or two spoons to drop one tablespoon of dough onto a parchment paper-covered cookie sheet. Flatten each cookie slightly.
  3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Sprinkle the baked cookies with a light dusting of powdered sugar and transfer the cookies to a rack to cool.

Author: Cookie and Kate

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Total Time: 30 min

Yield: about 30-36 cookies