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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.

Along with the academic curriculum she incorporates the performing arts by putting

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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Creating More Confidence in Your Child? Human behavior is complex. Everyone is uniquely different. We were all born with different strengths and weaknesses. When clients come in and want to feel better about their self concept, I tell them they must learn to believe in themselves. It becomes more difficult when you are instilling those values in your child Kids who believe in themselves have a positive mindset that feeds their goals, their drives, and their ambitions. They become their own cheerleader and can tell themselves that they can do it. But what about the child who doubts him or herself. What can you do to reinforce their selfworth? The # 1 thing that you can do as their parent is to believe in yourself and teach them by example, how you have accomplished self-mastery. There is no doubt that they are watching you so talking out loud and letting them hear you being positive and proactive will set the stage for modeling. You need to be able to problem solve with confidence and assuredness. Do you model that for your kids? Would your kids say, “Mom is awesome at decorating my room?” or Would your daughter be able to say, ‘My mom always takes out time to be with her friends!” Or my dad rocks the volley ball court?” Kids who tend to doubt themselves need to see parents who are not detoured easily. When you put yourself to the test do you undergo projects with a “can do it” attitude? Kids need to see that you are capable of setting goals. Share with them when you are saving money or budgeting for a project or car. Let them know when you are working on fitness or working on losing weight so that your child can get excited with and for you. Role modeling is always the best way to teach persistence and determination. Tell your child that believing in oneself is

a choice one makes every day and just like a computer your child can design his own program! When you get up in the morning teach your child to say something positive. It may be as simple as “I can’t wait to get to school” or “It is Carol Juergensen Sheets a pretty sunrise” or” I know that I am going to ace that history test.” Life can be difficult and good self-esteem requires that you make the choice to feed your mind powerful thoughts. There are lots of ways to empower your sense of self and feed a positive attitude of self-belief. • Teach your child to create one or two statements that can create good energy for the day. “I can make a difference,” “I can do anything I put my mind to “or “I am going to have an awesome day! • Teach your children to practice closing their eyes and spending 15 seconds visualizing doing something special like leading a class prayer or winning student council or sharing your favorite stuffed animal with your friend who was diagnosed with cancer. It is always good to talk about ways to show other people human kindness. It’s a huge responsibility to take every opportunity to teach your child how to cultivate positive thoughts and images that build his or her sense of self. But remember that your child is watching your actions, so you need to practice that skill yourself. Your children have everything they need to be the person who achieves their dreams once they master the confidence in themselves!

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!


There is no use of crying over spilled milk! Here at Peanut Butter & Jelly Childcare & Preschool everything we do is a learning experience from how to wave hi, to spelling names; and with two teachers in each class daily we are able to meet the needs of each child in the class. There are a lot of activities to encourage the involvement of everyone; parent, child, and teacher. We have a haunted house for Halloween, Christmas Programs, Parent Appreciation, field trips and fund-raisers every year. Our staff takes time out every week to plan lessons according to the ages and needs of the children in their care based on a weekly theme. The staff follows all state regulations for licensing. This includes background checks, drug test, CPR/First Aid, and having or working on a Childcare Credential. The center itself is always working to meet and exceed health and safety guidelines. 8

Since communication is a very important part of raising a child we have an online program that’s used to communicate with parents about the child’s day, needs and any events going on at the center. Our building is filled with the art work and crafts the children have created so that children and parents can both be proud of what they have accomplished. Being on the CACFP (food program) we provide healthy meals daily. We are open from 5:30am till 10pm 5 days a week providing care for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years of age. You can rest assured your child will be cared for with the utmost kindness, love, and respect. A cup of spilled milk is the least of our concerns.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Childcare & Preschool

317-205-9211 peanutbutter_jelly18@yahoo.com


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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 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 14


Tuesday Con't. Patriot Grill Restaurant 1265 N. Madison Greenwood 851-8252 Kid’s Eat Free and Magician Teddy’s Burger Joint 222W.Southport Rd Indy 893-2791 Thr3e Wise Men Brewery 1021 Broad Ripple Ave Indy 255-5151 Max and Erma’s Carmel and Greenwood 705-3988 and 882-4477 Max and Erma’s Carmel Free Kids Meal with adult meal. Panda Express 17055 Geist Pavilion Dr. Fishers 5-9, 770-9684 Bob Evans all area locations. Kid’s meal free with adult meal. Teddy’s Burger Joint Southport Rd. Free kids meal w/ adult meal 5 to 9 evening. Chili’s Grill and Bar Greenwood & E 82nd St. Two free kid’s meal with each adult meal. Joe’s Shelby St Diner 783-9590 One kids meal free with adult purchase 5 to close. Thr3e Wise Men Brewery Broad Ripple Kids eat free on Tuesday with VIP Club Membership. Detour American Grill Fishers In. Kids Eat Free with adult Meal Tuesday and Thursday. 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. 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)

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& 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 Pg 2 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 10 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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November Now – November 18 A Beef & Boards: Man of La Mancha Powerful, moving, hilarious,

and heartbreaking, this musical celebrates the perseverance of a dying man who refuses to stop battling windmills to see life as it is. www.beefandboards.com

Now - November 17 Beef & Boards presents “Rapunzel” From the Emmy-winning

team behind the mega-hit television series, "Friends," comes RAPUNZEL. A familiar tale with a fantastic new spin, it has all of the charm that you'd expect from the minds that have been making the world laugh non-stop for more than two decades.

Christmas Gift & Hobby Show

at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Indiana's Largest Holiday Shopping Event! This year's Christmas Gift + Hobby Show offers more unique exhibitors so you can find the perfect gift for that someone you're searching for. This year also brings more decorations and fresh, all-new storefronts for a total Christmas village makeover.

Thursday, November 8 Indiana Conference for Women at JW Marriott Indianapolis. Join for the largest Midwest one-day professional development event for women, by women.Be part of Indiana’s biggest event for women and learn from leading experts in their respective fields while forging relationships to grow stronger networks of women. Speakers include Gretchen Carlson, Retta, Erin Brokovich, Leah Weiss PhD, Laura Vanderkam, Suzanne Johnson Vickberg PhD, Catherine Sanderson, Sally Helgesen, Sylvia Lafair PhD, Amber Rae, and more.

November 14 – November 18 Junior League Holiday Mart at

the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The


Junior League of Indianapolis presents the annual Holiday Mart! A favorite tradition in the Indianapolis area, the Holiday Mart brings nearly 100 unique merchants from across the country to the Blue Ribbon Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, allowing busy shoppers to start their holiday shopping through a truly amazing event.

November 16 – November 18 Jurassic Quest at the Indiana

State Fairgrounds. Jurassic Quest is Americas Largest and most realistic Dinosaur Event. Our guests will walk through the Cretaceous period, the Jurassic Period and The Triassic period and experience for themselves what it was like to be among living, breathing dinosaurs. Jurassic Quest is the only Dinosaur event that has true to life size dinosaurs. From the very small, to the gigantic, skyscraping dinosaurs that can only be seen at Jurassic Quest events. Jurassic Quest has over 80 true to life size dinosaurs in each of it's 2 events. In collaboration with leading paleontologists, each one was painstakingly replicated in every detail. Whether their prehistoric counterpart had skin that was scaly, had feathers or fur, Jurassic Quest has spared no expense in bringing this realism to life. In Jurassic Quests Dionosaur World, the dinosaurs roar and move, some even walk around. At a Jurassic Quest event, there’s a sometimes-blurry line between our visitors watching the dinosaurs… And the dinosaurs watching them.

Friday, November 23, 7:00pm Circle of Lights Tree Lighting at

Soldiers & Sailors Monument Circle. For 56 years, thousands of spectators have gathered Downtown at Monument Circle to see the most spectacular holiday display illuminate. Central Indiana’s most beloved tradition is here again. Downtown Indy, Inc.’s


2018 Circle of Lights® presented by IBEW #481 will take place the day after Thanksgiving. New this year: The decorations on the Soldiers & Sailors Monument will look familiar – 52 garland strands with 4,784 colored lights, strung from the top of the Monument to its base. However, all of the strands are new this year including the use of LED bulbs for the first time ever. These improvements are the first phase of the Keeping Spirits Bright capital campaign with a goal to raise $2 million to further enhance and keep this beloved tradition alive. The Monument will continue to be surrounded with 26 larger-thanlife toy soldiers and sailors and 26 peppermint sticks.

Friday, November 23 Santa's Big Arrival at The

Children's Museum of Indianapolis. Ladies and gentlemen, Santa and elves… start your engines! Santa is arriving at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis in an Indy Racing Experience two-seater IndyCar! Santa will arrive the morning after Thanksgiving Day. The festivities rev up at 9 am when a special police escort will guide the way for Santa and sleigh. This holiday tradition is free with museum admission. Guests are encouraged to arrive at 8:30 am to purchase a treat or two from the Gingerbread Café, pick up a free cup of cozy cocoa on the plaza and chat with cheery elves before the big show! Before you walk around the exhibit’s winter wonderland or take a trip down the Yule Slide, and take advantage of special opportunities that will be happening during this big event.

Friday, November 23 – December 30 Christmas at the Zoo at the Indianapolis Zoo. Enjoy the warm glow of twinkling lights and the magical nighttime experience that is Christmas at the Zoo! Dating back to

1967, the Indianapolis Zoo was the first zoo in the nation to hold a holiday lights event. Now in its 50th year, Christmas at the Zoo is a beloved holiday tradition! Stay warm sipping on hot beverages or enjoying one of the campfires! Several animals will also stay up late to enjoy cooler nights, including brown bears, tigers and more! Plus, stop by the indoor animal exhibits, including Oceans, Deserts and the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center. The Hilbert Conservatory in the White River Gardens will also be open early in the day from noon-5pm.

Saturday, November 24 - 28 Peewinkle's Holiday Cabaret at

Peewinkle's Puppet Studio at Indiana State Museum Back by popular demand, this large puppet production will celebrate the many international winter festivals...Chinese New Year, Christmas, Diwali, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. Many styles of puppets will perform on the large, twinkling set in the auditorium of the Indiana State Museum. Ideal for PK thru 3rd grade and families. Educational material is provided for teachers with school groups.

November 24 – December 23 Breakfast with Santa at Conner

Prairie. Have breakfast, share some laughs, and visit Santa. Sit in awe and wonder as Santa recites his beloved rendition of “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Join Santa in song, and after filling your bellies with a scrumptious breakfast, sit on Santa’s lap and tell him what you want for Christmas. After your meal, get creative and decorate your own Christmas cookie! .

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