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The Starting Line Preschool A graduate of Butler University with a degree in elementary education Diane Atkins opened The Starting Line Preschool in 1994 after realizing that the Preschools in the area were either fullday daycare or church Diane Atkins, Dir. facilities. She wanted to offer an academic learning environment for children ages 3 and 4. She added a 2-year old program a few years later.

on shows/plays throughout the year performed at a local theater. They learn songs and dances which build confidence in the students to try new things and boost self-confidence by performing up on a stage.

Her vision was to provide a structured academic based curriculum where children would be exposed to and master things like the alphabet, numbers, colors, shapes and sight words as well as work on writing skills, coloring, cutting and painting through a variety of arts and crafts. All of which would create a solid foundation for them as they began their lifelong journey of learning.

The school has a basement activity room used for our indoor recess. It has mats, climbing/sliding equipment along with a variety of toys. The fenced in outside playground is packed with equipment for numerous energetic activities.

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The Starting Line has classrooms that are bursting with learning opportunities where the children have access to a variety of activities to enhance their learning. Art, math, science, social studies, are all included and add to the uniqueness of this preschool.

The Starting Line Preschool provides a positive personalized opportunity for intellectual, emotional, social and physical growth for every child as they begin their lifelong journey of learning.


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Cooperation and Family Goals Have you thought about creating a “family goal” for 2019? Parents have an intuitive sense of what they want for their family but oftentimes have difficulty finding the time to really assess how to implement their ideas because of the hectic lifestyle that accompanies normal family life. January is a great time to review what you would envision in terms of family interaction or structure. Once you have thought about what you would like to see in the family it can be helpful to hold a family meeting to discuss how you and the kids might want to incorporate family goals into the daily routine. Would you like to see your kids more active and off their phones less? Perhaps you would like to find a family show to watch so that you can congregate in the great room one night a week and share a common experience. Some families want to create a new habit that will integrate good family values like attending church or synagogue or volunteering once a month at a local nursing home. Is that something that you could initiate with your tribe? The truth of the matter is that you have a great opportunity to make a difference in the way your family functions, but we live in such a fast-paced society, that it is often tough to find the energy to make that happen. When you feel pulled to address some family needs it can be important to find some of your own time to get quiet and reflect on what changes you might see for your family. Often, journaling is an excellent process to assist you in organizing your thoughts and figuring out what is important to you. After you have collected your thoughts, you can let the family know

that you would like to hold a family meeting to share your ideas and to get a “buy in” from them as to how to activate the plans. You will likely be met with two reactions. They will either be excited to help you implement the plans Carol Juergensen Sheets and have some ideas as to how the family can actualize the goal or they may want things to stay the same and you will feel some natural inertia. Sometimes new ideas can be met with some resistance but as the CEO of your family, you can explain why this is important to you and how it will benefit the entire family. We live in a society where kids have been given a lot of power to contribute and so there might be some pushback when it comes to instilling important family values. So, make sure they have a platform for their feelings but make it clear that being part of the family means that there will be times that they have to go along with the changes even when it may interfere with their regular routine. Working within the family is the best opportunity to teach children how to cooperate for the betterment of the group. It is also where they learn how to use their voice and how to respect each other’s opinions and ideas. You get to role model how to do that and how to assist them in crafting their communication style. This is no easy feat and yet it is essential to the team. The important thing to remember is as CEO, it is your responsibility to manage your family effectively. Goal setting and change is inevitable when moving forward in life.

Carol Juergensen Sheets LCSW PCC is a psychotherapist and personal life coach. She does motivational speaking and empowerment trainings locally and nationally. To find out more about her services--contact her at www.carolthecoach.com or call her at 317-218-3479. Please say “I found it in the IndyKids’Directory!” Thanks!




Caring Smiles 4 u Dental Care for the Whole Family

CaringSmiles 4u is devoted to

comprehensive and preventive dental care for children, teens, and adults in a caring, fun and gentle manner in our lovely fun-filled, beach theme atmosphere for our children patients and a calming, elegant décor for our adult patients. At CaringSmiles 4u, Dr. Taylor and her staff are concerned about your total health care. We seek to instill good oral hygiene in our patients as well as to teach you that the dentist is your friend and is not just there for when you hurt. Establishing CaringSmiles 4u as your “Dental Home,” provides us the opportunity to implement preventive dental health habits that keep you and your family free from dental/oral disease. We focus on prevention, early detection and treatment of dental diseases, and keep current on the latest advances in dentistry. This will enable you and your child to maintain a beautiful smile for a lifetime. Our goal is to help all our patients feel good about visiting the dentist and to teach you how to care for your teeth. Our main

concern here at CaringSmiles 4u is what is best for you and your family and to build trust and confidence that will last a lifetime. Along with establishing a good oral hygiene routine, Dr. Taylor also understands the importance of a healthy smile in developing self-esteem. This is especially true in childhood and teenage years when children begin socialization and interacting with other children. “Your smile is one of the first things that is seen when you meet someone, and it is important to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile,” notes Dr. Taylor. At CaringSmiles 4u Children’s Dentistry, Dr. Taylor and her well-equipped staff see children as young as one year old. Also, we offer Sedation Dentistry for our friends who require a little more TLC. Establishing a rapport with the parent and child is important to Dr. Taylor and is the key to successful treatment. Our patients are our most important asset and we strive to develop long-lasting, trusting relationships. We welcome new patients and look forward to seeing you at CaringSmiles 4u.

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Monday Thru Sunday Multiple Days Steak N Shake all Indianapolis locations Kid Eats Free with a 9.00 purchase Main Event Geist Location Monday through Thursday 5 to 8 Free kids meal with paid adult meal 317 336-3500 Jim Dandy Family Restaurant Kids’ 5 and under eat free 2301 Conner St.773-3288 Noblesville PaPa Roux 8950 E. 10th Indy 603-9861 Nightly after 4 Perkins 250 Noble Creek Dr. Noblesville Tuesday 4 to close 776-2800 Barley Island Brewing Co. 630 Conner St. Noblesville 770-5280 Wednesday/Thursday evenings The Original Pancake House 3 Free Pancakes for children 7 and under with adult entrée purchase Monday through Sunday at Noblesville, Fishers, and Indianaopolis locations Tucanos Brazilian Grill Noblesville Kids 6 and younger eat free everyday. 770-6988 Chef Mikes Charcoal Grill 102 Woodland Dr Indy Kids 5 and Younger eat for 99 cents All Indianapolis area MCL Cafeteria Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday all day 2 kids meals free with adult entre Fresh to Order Saturday and Monday all day Hamilton Town Ct Noblesville and Castleton Indianapolis Free Kids Meal with Adult entre. Monday Chick Fil-A 3360 W. 86th St. The Pyramids, Indy 871-5330 Mexico City Grill Emerson Ave Indy . Free kids meal with adult meal. 884-4901 Roscoe’s Taco’s Greenwood Kids meal free with Minimum $6 adult meal. Castlers Kitchen and Bar 11501 Geist Pavilion Dr. 596-9810 Fishers 5-9 Culvers Kids Night Fishers 96th St Every Monday, 5:30-8:30 pm and Indy 71st and Georgetown – Every Monday, 5:30 – 8:30 pm Tuesday All area Fazoli’s 99cent Kids meals Tuesday evenings 5-8 call for details. MacKenzie River Pizza Carmel and 82nd St Castleton 564-4211 and 288-0609 Scotty’s Brewhouse 3905 E. 96th Street Indianapolis, IN & 1 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204 CR Heroes 10570 E. 96th St. Fishers 576-1070 5-p Face Painting & Balloon Animals Cancun 6714 E 82nd St, Indianapolis 578-7054 Culvers Kids Night Indy 96th Street – Every Tuesday, 5:30 – 8:30 pm and Greenfield – Every Tuesday, 5:30 – 8:30 pm Face Painting Balloons and Clowns



Tuesday Con't. Chick Fil A Noblesville Family Night First Tuesday of each Month from 5-8pm 773-4100 Chick Fil A Carmel 14647 US 31 North Family Night each Tuesday from 5-8pm 815-9465 Hellas Café 8501 Westfield Blvd 317 257-6211 Entertainment by Sunny From Clowns etc. Joe’s Shelby St. Diner Indy 783-9590 10-01 Food & Drink Broadripple Kids Eat Free Tuesday with purcahse of adult meal. Call for Details Cheese Burger In Paradise South Indy 883-4386 Aspen Creek Grill 13489 Tegler Dr, Noblesville, IN 46060 Every Tuesday 4-8 Kids Meals 1.99 Balloons and Face Painting Wednesday Michaelangelo’s 550 Westfield Rd. Noblesville Kids Eat Free 773-6066 Johnny Rockets Greenwood Mall and Castleton Mall 881-6240 and 578-8015 5-9 Barley Island Brewing Co. Noblesville In Free Kids Meal with Adult meal Wednesday and Thursday Johnny Rockets Castleton Mall Kids meal free with each adult meal 5 to 9 Books and Brews 9402 Upton Dr Suite 1400 Free Kids meal w/ Adult Purchase Thursday Johnny Carino’s Greenwood 885-5735 Barley Island Brewing Co. Noblesville Free Kids Meal with Adult meal Wednesday & Thursday Detour American Grill Fishers In Kids Eat Free with adult Meal Tuesday & Thursday. Johnny Carinos Greenwood Kids meal free with adult meal. Culvers Kids Night Noblesville – Every Thursday, 5:30 - 8:30 pm Face Painting Balloons and Clowns Friday Illinois Street Food Emporium Indy Free kids meal with each adult meal 4 to close Skyline Chili Indy Locations Kids meal 99 cents 5 to close. Saturday Indianapolis Indianas Victory Field Kids Eat Free with at least an $8 purchase. Con't. on page 16

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Sunday Michaelangelo’s 550 Westfield Rd. Noblesville Kids Eat Free 773-6066 Scotty’s Brewhouse 3905 E. 96th Street Indianapolis, IN & 1 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Granite City Food and Brewery 150 W. 96th St Carmel 218-7185 5-9 Magician 5-8 Grindstone Charley’s Rockville Rd and Crawfordsville Rd’s Indy 243-8760 and 481-1870 Rock Star Pizza 922 E. Main St. Brownsburg 858-1188 all day dine in Only Indianapolis Indians Kids Eat Free Sundays: Children 14 & under receive a voucher good for a hot dog, bag of chips & bottle of water with price of admission. Books and Brews 9402 Upton Dr Suite 1400 Free Kids meal w/ Adult Purchase Grand Junction Brewing Westfield Free kids Meal with Adult Meal (Please call ahead to verify details)



& Access Behavioral Solutions Clinic www.accessbehavioralsolutions.com Info@accessbehavioralsolutions.com 317.802.7447

Access Behavioral Solutions is making ABA services available by bringing the therapy to you- in your home, in your community, or in the clinic.

Applied Behavior Center for Autism Pgs12, 13, & 24

7901 E. 88th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46256 The Applied Behavior Center for Autism is Indiana's longest running ABA provider. With over 20 years of service, ABC is building brighter futures every day. Each of our center offers unique attributes that allows us to provide high quality treatment to children and teens with autism spectrum disorder. With locations in Greenwood, Carmel, Castleton, Terre Haute, Richmond, and West Indianapolis we offer ABA therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, diagnostic testing, special needs swim lessons, and so much more! We are now enrolling for part-time and full-time schedules. Find us on social @ABCforAutism to learn more.

www.AppliedBehaviorCenter.org info@ AppliedBehaviorCenter.org 317-849-5437

Proud Sponsors of Resources for Special Needs Natural Valley Ranch Pg 22 www.NaturalValleyRanch.com www.NaturalValleyTherapeuticRiding.org Marie@NaturalValleyRanch.com 317-509-3577 Birthday Parties, Trail Rides, Lessons, Petting Zoo Hayride/Bonfire, Therapeutic Riding

Phoenix Karate www.phoenixrisingkarate.com 317-228-1872

Martial arts are great for children! A psychological study found that children in martial arts have an increased sense of responsibility, a decrease in the willingness to take foolish risks, and a higher sense of self-esteem.

St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf Pg 4 www.sjid.org 317.471.8560 Leaders in Listening and Spoken Language.

Supervision Infrared Sauna SupervisionWeightLoss.com 317-849-8446 For treatment of autism.

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January January 5, 2019 10:00 am Cereal Cinema – PONYO, Indianapolis Museum of Art at

Newfields Come join us for Cereal Cinema, a unique family friendly experience created by the Indy Film Fest; Cereal Cinema features the two things every family needs on a Saturday morning—a classic movie that the whole family can enjoy and a cereal bar! Cost: $6. Includes the film and admission to the cereal bar. Free for ages 5 and under.

January 3 to January 6, 2019 3:00 pm Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party at Bankers Life


January 22, 2019 6:00 pm PBS Kids LIVE! Really Big Tiny Adventure at the Clowes Memorial

Hall of Butler University. PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for children, is proud to present their first ever live theatrical touring stage event. Fun, learning, and exploration begin as soon as you arrive with an in-lobby experience for the whole family. Favorite PBS KIDS characters from Arthur, Nature Cat, Ready Jet Go!, Princess Presto and Super WHY! are available to meet, greet, and pose for photos. Tickets: $21.50-$46.

January 8 - February 12, 2019 6:00 - 7:30 pm Basic Pottery at Conner Prairie.

Meets Every Tuesday for 6 weeks. Add some fun to your Tuesday evenings by learning all aspects of wheel thrown pottery and glazing techniques. Come learn all aspects of making beautiful wheel thrown pottery, including glazing techniques. You'll have access to your own wheel and equipment while receiving individual instruction from


our master potters. It's a perfect class for beginners and more advanced students. All clay and other materials are included in the class fee. You'll want to bring an apron and towel for clean-up. Reservations are required.

January 14 – February 18, 2019 6:00 – 9:00 pm Basic Blacksmithing at Conner

Prairie. Learn the basics of handblacksmithing and bench-work techniques. Reservations are required.

January 10 to January 13, 2019 Hearthside Suppers at Conner Prairie.

January 18, January 21, The Original Fan Powered

2019 at 7:00 pm 2019 at 2:00 pm Harlem Globetrotters World Tour at

Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The world famous Harlem Globetrotters known for their one-of-a-kind family entertainment will take on their longtime adversaries the Washington Generals.

December 14 to January 30, 2019 Annual Student Show at Indianapolis Art Center. The 81st Annual Student Show exhibition is the largest juried exhibition of work made by our students.Each year more than 400 works are submitted and only some of the works are selected by the judges to be displayed. The result is a breathtaking sampler of creativity and skilled artistic work from all walks of life, spanning years and years of art education inside the Indianapolis Art Center building.

January 12, 2019 2:00 - 4:00 pm Genealogy 101: Your Roadmap to Success at the Indiana Historical Society. Join local researcher Amber Oldenburg for an introduction to investigating your family history.


2019 During this informative class, learn about major record groups such as census, land, probate and court, and more. Oldenburg will also discuss the difference between original and derivative records, and guide you through the Genealogical Proof Standard and two major online databases – FamilySearch and Ancestry. If you are just getting started or need a refresher on best research practices and more, this session is for you.

January 6, 2019 1:00 pm 2019 Indiana State Fair Queen Pageant at Indiana Farmers

Colliseum. 2019 INDIANA STATE FAIR QUEEN PAGEANT: FINALS JUDGING Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Indiana State Fairgrounds Sunday, January 6, 2019 (Competition: 1:00 pm / Doors: 12:00pm) Directions: http:// www.indianastatefair.com/coliseum/ plan-your-visit/directions/. All seating for this event is General Admission / First Come; First Serve Seating in the Indiana Farmers Coliseum. Children ages 5 & under are FREE admission, and do not require a ticket. For additional information please contact the Indiana Farmers Coliseum Box Office at 317-927-7601.

January 12 – 13, 2019 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Greater Indianapolis Garage Sale and Marketplace at Indiana State

Fair Grounds. Shopping! More vendors, more unique items, more for your money. The hunt is on! Indy’s bargain hunter’s paradise is back with over 600 booths in two pavilions, offering a plethora of items at unbelievable rock bottom prices. Treasure seekers will find antiques, collectibles, jewelry, new and used clothing, arts and crafts, furniture, electronics and more.

December 1 - January 5, 2019 Indiana Historical Society’s Festival of Trees at the Eugene and

Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center. The exhibit features dozens of new themes, from holiday staples such as the Sugarplum Fairy and Santa's sleigh to unique concepts such as popping champagne and the fictional Indiana town in Stranger Things. While the mood is festive, there's a friendly competition for fan favorite, with past winners such as the Indianapolis Zoo and Plow Digital keeping this year's idea top secret. As visitors tour the winter wonderland, they also can take part in scavenger hunts for The Elf on the Shelf or the Weihnachtzgurke, 10 pickle ornaments hidden in trees throughout the building. When legs get weary, guests are invited to take a break in the Cole Porter Room, where a singer leads guests through holidaythemed songs, as well as popular Porter standards. Special programs include the return of Twilight Tuesdays, with live music performed by local talent. Families are invited to mingle with their favorite Nutcracker characters at the Sugarplum Breakfast on Sunday, Dec. 2, and channel Ralphie at A Christmas Story Day on Saturday, Dec. 22. In addition, IHS is offering free admission for the annual Holiday Author Fair, featuring more than 70 authors, on Saturday, Dec.1.

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