Director's Corner

Welcome to the Director's Corner. This area of the Kidz Junction website contains messages from Kris Otte, the Director of Kidz Junction.

These messages may contain news about happenings at Kidz Junction or news items about child care you may find interesting. If you would like to see a specific topic covered, contact us using our contact form.
Submitted by kris on March 20, 2013 - 8:04pm

Wow where has the time gone!!! it has been a long time since I sat down to write you all. We have had so much fun at the daycare over these winter months. We know that Mother Nature has not been on our side with warmer temps so we all can go out and play, but the school agers have sure enjoyed the many, many late starts! And recently a couple of snow days!! Just like us I do believe the children need a break and a " chil-lax" Day! ( a few of the kids came up with that!! He! He! a Chill day and Relax Day all combined into one word) There is nothing like bringing the outdoors in! For some winter fun.It has been a fun filled time at Kidz Junction, not only have the children been learning new things, so have the teachers. We have started a new training call ECIPS ( Early Childhood Indicators of Progress) It is a new way of observing the children as well as making our job alot more efficient! Even if it is hard to "teach a old dog new tricks!" We are all very excited for this new learning process. Alot of our classes will be instructed through or along side the MN Board of Education. In the future it will give parents a easier way of looking for Child Care with a star rating program. The number of stars each Child Care Center receives is based on the knowledge of staff, the classes that they attend, information that can be handed out to parents. I will be writing more about this as the time quickly approaches.It is hard to believe that today is the first day of Spring...the wind is blowing snow around the temps are freezing. A year ago it was 80 some degrees out side. Well anyways, with that said it is hard to start thinking about Summer, but we sure can dream about it!!I will let you all go for now and dream about the warm summer breeze blowing through your hair!Ms Kris O

Submitted by kris on May 11, 2012 - 9:37am

Well, the groundhog saw his shadow, so that means that we have a short winter ahead of us.  We can not really complain about the winter that we have had so far!  IT sure has been a nice one with the warmer temps and lots of sunshine.  We can not say that we have enjoyed the ugly viruses that many of us have recieved.  Please remember to follow the sick policy to help prevent the spread of them!  We do everything in our power to wash and prevent!  I really have not much to report on it has been so wonderful here! I love to see the children each day with Smiles on their little faces from ear to ear! To see them haveing so much fun is just heart warming! We had to say a sad good bye to MS Rebecca she is finishing up her student teaching in St. Cloud!  She is surely missed here, those kids are very lucky to spend so much time with her!  We would like to send out a warm welcome to Ms. Stephine!  She has joined us to work in the Transition room! stopin and say "Hi"!  Ms Denise will be working in the Infant room while MS. Rebecca is gone. While I finish up with my short post, I would like to send out a Huge Thank You! to all you parents!  We have such wonderful, warm and caring parents here at Kidz Junction and it truly means alot to us as teachers!  We love to not only care for your children and help them learn and grow, we enjoy the short little "hello's" and "good byes" with you parents as well! it makes it such a complete circle to work together!Happy Valentine's DayMs Kris 

Submitted by kris on May 3, 2011 - 9:51am

starIt is now time to register for our Summer Extravaganza! Where does the time go.  We are super excited for another fun filled summer with many activities planned! lots of swimming, summer fun activities and fieldtrips!

Submitted by kris on August 4, 2010 - 9:28am

Wow! School is just around the corner! Are you in need of a few hours here and a few hours there for your child who is in school? We offer care from 6 am to 8:30 and 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm Monday thru Friday. We also plan fieldtrips and outings on Non School days.  We provide a breakfast and afternoon snack as well as homework help! Call Today space is limited!

Click here to read more about this great program!

Submitted by kris on June 4, 2010 - 11:43am

Wow, Summer is here already. There is just a few changes to the summer lunch calendar.  For those of you that are on the Hot Lunch Program, the caterer does not cater meals on Monday's and Friday's.  We will still continue to offer a hot meal on those days, you will still be charged the same amount, I will be updating the menu as soon as possible.  Please watch your child's activity Calendar for picnic days.  Those days you will need to provide a picnic lunch.

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