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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  Logo 
 Telephone -  781- 662- 6539       
         Secondary Phone - 781-662-2156      
            Fax  -           781 - 662- 7005           

Infants  Toddlers    Pre-school    Pre-K




... 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.

... 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 environment. 

... 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 
    whatever portion of a day they choose as we offer an 'unlimited day'.

... offer breakfast, lunch and two snacks which 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.

...   are at a self-assessed  Level 2 of the QRIS (Quality Rating Improvement 
      System) through Massachusett's Department of Early Education and Care. 
      This is a new system that the state requires for all licensed child care-centers 
      who 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.

...  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; only about 8
percent of U.S. preschools 
are currently accredited
Parents Magazine - February
... teaching staff stays, on average, ten years ... over half have Bachelor's degrees.

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


     Always drive carefully!                    
  April 1  -  Peter Sheridan was here to sing with the children.  
                          He comes monthly.  His CD,  " There For You", is for sale in our office.
   April 7 - 11 -  Week of the Young Child
  April 10  -  Theresa was here to do Aerobics with the children.
   April 10 -  Curious Creatures
   April 21 - Daycare Closed - Patriots' Day  
   April 28 -  Mexico Lindo Fundraiser      
 Click:       Raising A Thankful Child
 Click:      Toddler Property Law
 Click:      The School Ready Child
 Click:       Early Language and Literacy development
 Click:      What Children Learn in Preschool  

Click:       Four Principles of Clean Hands Awareness 

Click:      What is Back-up Child Care      
Click:      First Aid  to help prevent infection      

Click:      Important for Security                                                             

Click:      Helping Your Child  Love to Read
Click:       What to do about 'Picky-eaters'

Click:       Fun Page - for All                                                                                  

Click:      Presenting our Stars     
Click:      Book Reviews         
Click:     Growing a Writer

Click:      Toddlers Who Won't Talk

Click:      The Anxious Child/Separation Issues