Parent/Teacher Conferences @ Fort Jesse
April 20, April 27 & May 7th
Teacher Appreciation Week
May 7 - 11

Learn more about each event by clicking on the Katie's Kids Event Calendar button below. 


Full-Time Child Development Specialists &

Part-Time Support Staff. 

Summer Camp Teachers
Toddler Teacher

April News Blast:  

If the outdoor temperature is above 25 degrees the children will be going outside to play.  Please make sure your child has appropriate clothing... boots, winter coat, snow-pants, hat, gloves, etc.  (Sadly we have to continue this announcement into April!)

Food Concerns:  We would like to bring to your attention the food concerns we hold here at Katie's Kids Learning Center. Throughout the center, we have children who hold severe allergies to various food products. Due to these allergies, we have food restrictions regarding what is safe to be brought into our classrooms.

  • "According to DCFS regulations, parents may not bring in outside food or drinks into the center unless your child's snack/lunch needs to be supplemented due to medical reasons." 
  • We would appreciate if children would finish eating food from home before entering the classroom and wash their hands as they enter the classroom in order to avoid any potential allergic reactions.   

Late Pick Up:  Katie's Kids closes at 6:00 p.m. For late pickup, all parents will be charged fairly and equally, regardless of the reason for being late. Calling ahead is an appreciated courtesy, but will not eliminate or reduce a late pickup fee.  If a child is not picked up prior to 6:00 p.m., late fees will apply. 

Plastic Bag Donation (@ The Links): We are running low on plastic shopping bags. If you have any extra ones at home, feel free to donate them to your child's classroom. They come in handy, especially when sending home messy clothes. Thank you in advance! 

Preschoolers in Room 5 at the Fort Jesse Center learning about the body!


Preschool and Child Care in Bloomington - Normal

Katies Kids Preschool logoKatie’s Kids Learning Center serves children from six weeks to six years old with full- and part-time child care. We provide quality daycare and preschool classes in a home-like and professional environment. We believe that warm, supportive, and stimulating settings enable us to best meet the needs of each child at our centers. Each child in our care will experience an environment that is creative, energetic, and fun.

Katie’s Kids Mission

Our Mission at Katie's Kids Learning Center 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 early childhood professionals.

The Reggio Approach

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The Reggio Emilia Approach is an innovative and inspiring approach to early childhood education which values the child as strong, capable and resilient; rich with wonder and knowledge. Every child brings with them deep curiosity and potential and this innate curiosity drives their interest to understand their world and their place within it.

Silver Circle of Quality

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The Silver Circle of Quality recognizes that the program has met quality goals.  Silver Circle programs meet or go beyond quality standards in three areas: learning environment and teaching quality; administrative standards; and training & education. Programs are actively engaged in continuous quality improvement.  


National Accreditation Commission logo

The National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs (NAC) is a national accreditation program that was developed for early care and educational programs that are used to promote professionalism and quality in child care.

From Farm to Fork Nutrition

katieskids-farmtoforklogoOne of the most basic requirements of any child care program is to provide adequate nourishment for each child. Katie’s Kids offers well-rounded and nutritious meals (breakfast and lunch) and an afternoon snack.

Weekly Menu at The Links
Weekly Menu at Fort Jesse

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