October 2020
Our mission is to elevate child development to a new level by leading the social, emotional growth, and education of young children while providing a safe, welcoming, home-like environment with a caring, educated and professional staff that promotes partnerships with parents, children, and other childhood professionals.
Special Events
Monday October 26th


Friday October 30th
Hours of Operation:
Hours of operation will remain 7am to 5pm through October. With the colder weather we are asking families to stay with their scheduled pick up and drop off times. If your family needs to make adjustments to your drop-off and pick-up times, please communicate with tia at tiag@katieskids.net.

Drop Off and Pick Up:
Katie's Kids REQUIRES all family members who drop off and pick up children to wear a mask. If you are not feeling well or hold any COVID symptoms please arrange for someone else to drop of and pick up your child. This is to protect your family and the staff.
Updated Mask Policy
DCFS is now mandating mask be used by all adults and children 2 years and over. We are now required, not just encouraged, to follow this rule. Masks must be worn at all times tolerable except during meal times and while playing outside. If you have not done so already, please provide us with a mask for your child aged 2 and up.
Please place a mask on your child before entering the building in the morning.

Family Pledge:
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases are rising in McLean County. Please continue to be mindful of your pledge to KKLC. We can not keep our children safe without you and your dedication to health and safety. You can help by doing the following:
  1. Continue to take precautions to limit your exposure as you move about in the community.
  2. Wash your hands often and wear your mask in group settings.
  3. If your child or someone in your household shows sign of illness, please use a cautious approach when deciding to send your child to school.
  4. If someone in your household shows signs of COVID-19 and needs to be tested, please keep your children at home until the results are known.
School Age...

Katie's Kids will continue to provide e-learning on days your child does not attend in person instruction. According to the original 2020-2021 school calendar, the children will not have a in-person instruction or online learning on the following days. Katie's Kids will offer a program on no school days.
  • October 12 Columbus Day
  • October 23 Parent Teacher Conferences

Late Start Instruction 8:45 Start Times
  • October 14
  • October 28
Health Corner...
According to the CDC website:
Diet and Academic Performance
  • Eating a healthy breakfast is associated with improved cognitive function (especially memory), reduced absenteeism, and improved mood
  • Adequate hydration may also improve cognitive function in children and adolescents, which is important for learning 
Each month we are going to focus on a section of "My Plate"
Let's start with fruit...
What foods are in the Fruit Group?
Any fruit or 100% fruit juice counts as part of the Fruit Group. Fruits may be fresh, canned, frozen, or dried, and may be whole, cut-up, or pureed.

How much fruit is needed daily?
The amount of fruit you need to eat depends on age, sex, and level of physical activity. The amount each person needs can vary between 1 and 2 cups each day. Those who are very physically active may need more. Recommended daily amounts are shown in the table below.

What counts as a cup of fruit?
In general, 1 cup of fruit or 100% fruit juice, or ½ cup of dried fruit can be considered as 1 cup from the Fruit Group. This table below shows specific amounts that count as 1 cup of fruit (in some cases equivalents for ½ cup are also shown) towards your daily recommended intake.
We understand that children share a wide range of emotions and learning how to work through them is sometimes tough work for a child. Here are a few books we would like to share to help your child work through their emotions.

Older Infants:
  • "The Pout Pout Fish" - Swim along with the pout-pout fish as he discovers that being glum and spreading dreary wearies isn't really his destiny.

Toddler Books:
  • "Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses" - Pete the Cat wakes up feeling grumpy. But with the help of some magic sunglassesPete learns that a good mood has been inside him all along.
  • "Bear Feels Scared" - Bad weather frightens Bear, but his woodland friends are there to help him

Preschool Books:
  • "Sometimes I'm Bombaloo" - Sometimes, Katie loses her temper. Sometimes she uses her feet and her fists instead of words. When Katie is this mad, she's just not herself. Sometimes, she's BOMBALOO.

COVID Related books:

  • "My Mask" - Shaela O'Keefe - This book is for all the children who are trying to understand the importance and use of a face mask.
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Help spread the word of Katie's Kids!

Do you have a friend, neighbor, or colleague looking for care? For every family you refer to Katie's Kids we will apply a $50 credit to your account after the family has been with us for 90 days.

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