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Nutritional improvements of Melrose Daycare's  Daily Menus began in April 2008.  We  revamped our entire menu, effective  November 3, 2008. with the help of  the Bureau of Nutrition guidelines and various experts in the field of childhood nutrition. 

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121 West Foster Street
Melrose, Massachusetts  02176

   E-mail  - Click    MDCC Windmill Logo  
 Telephone -  781- 662- 6539       
         Secondary Phone - 781-662-2156      
            Fax  -           781 - 662- 7005           

Infants  Toddlers    Pre-school    Pre-K





...  provide affirmed quality care for children, ages 4 weeks to 7 years.

... are the first program in Melrose to receive its NAEYC accreditation in 1997
    and have maintained it since. 

...  have 8 Classrooms comprised of Infant, Toddler, Preschool and Pre-K

...  also offer drop-in-care (based on enrollment numbers) to children up to
     7 years of age during school vacations and summers.

 ...   one of the first programs in the city to receive  a self-assessed  Level 2 of 
 (Quality Rating Improvement System) through Massachusett's
       Department of Early Education and Care is is a new system that the state
       requires for all licensed child care-centers that offer any kind of voucher
       subsidy to their families, as we do. They have also provided us with funding
       to further educate our staff, some who have received their CDA, and staff
       who are working on their Bachelor's and Master's
degrees in ECE. QRIS

... believe participation in a high-quality Daycare facility is important to
    lifelong learning, enables a voluntary start to a child's education and has a
    lasting impact on later success.    

... believe very young children develop language and literacy through
    interactions, experiences and relationships with the adults around them:
    beginning at birth.  The earliest foundations of school readiness are
    created in the first years of a child's life. We help parents and caregivers to 
    encourage children's thinking, social-emotional, communication 
    and pre-literacy skills. 

 ... tailor quality programs for infants, toddlers and preschoolers to meet
     the particular characteristics and developmental needs of each age group.

... strive daily  to promote the health and development of our infants 
    and toddlers and to
go beyond the minimal requirements for 
    Child Care centers.
We are intentional in "pushing and pulling" language
    during existing care giving routines and natural learning activities.

...  are committed to being more than a 'care-taking' service and have a deep
     concern for the total child while providing a stress-free, stable 

...  foster in the child a sense of security, continuity, trust, autonomy,
     initiative and pride.  

...  feature resources, such as observation and reflection, that will help you be
     more effective on  behalf of your families.  Both observation and reflection 
     are critical skills  needed within and outside of clinical settings.

...  are open from 6:30 a.m. -  6:00 p.m.  Families may utilize any portion
    of our 11 1/2 hour day they choose as we offer an  ''unlimited day'. They
    are not restricted to a 9 or 10 hour day as other child care centers
    often require.

... offer breakfast, lunch and two snacks that include nutritious choices
    of a healthy variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy choices and
    whole-grain carbohydrates. Our revamped menu is approved by
    The United States Agriculture Bureau of Nutrition.

... offer music and child aerobics monthly.

... offer strategies parents can tailor their unique,  family situation to the needs
    of their child.

... began Spanish lessons for our oldest classroom in September, 2009.  
    These are once a week and free of charge.

...  have also received funding on overall program improvement, particularly
     along the lines of improved health and safety policies.

...  received our  4th Accreditation in September of 2010.

...  Accreditation is updated every 5 years.  We will be getting re-accredited  2015.

... "
The gold standard of approval is accreditation by the National Association
      for the Education  of Young Children.
NAEYC carefully evaluates schools
      and childcare centers based on
curriculum, teacher qualifications, class
      size and health and safety standards.

... teaching staff stays, on average, ten years ... over half have Bachelor's
     and Masters' degrees.

... two Directors have been with the Center since 1991 and 1992 respectively.   

  ... parents say..."the convenience of the Hot Meal program and the quality of
are outstanding... at no extra cost
 ... "MDCC is home for the whole family knowing how much
                              the teachers care."

                      ... "the programs at MDCC nurture the creative mind
                                and children are more than prepared for kindergarten."

                          ..."we have always counted on MDCC to help us raise our
                               children through the challenging years of infancy






  June 3  - Theresa was  here to do Aerobics with the children.
  July 14 -  Peter Sheridan will be here to sing with the children. 
                  He comes monthly.  His CD,  " There For You", is for
                  sale in our office.
              Penquins will have Spanish lessons every week.