Melissa's Family Childcare is now serving all areas of San Jose,
We provide childcare for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers. Here at Melissa's
Family Childcare, our goal is to provide each child in our care with a perfect balance
of play-time and learning experiences throughout the day. Here you will find a nurturing
and educational environment, giving children the opportunity to grow and learn at
their own pace.
We recognize that each child has unique talents, learning styles and personalities. Our
highly qualified teachers and staff are commited to working within each child's confort
zone to ensure optimal social, emotional, and educational results. Parents are always
welcome to drop by and visit their child during business hours.
OUR PROGRAM OFFERS
State License # 434407888
CPR & First Aid Certified
FBI and State Criminal Background Check clearances
Healthy, well balanced meals and snacks
Age appropriate activities and education
Indoor & Outdoor Play
Smoke & Pet free home
Age appropriate toys and books
State Childcare Programs: 4 C Council, PaceAPP, Choices for Children, CalWORK
Melissa's Family Childcare will be closed on the following
Paid Holiday Schedule
New Year's Day - January 1, 2010
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - January 17, 2010
President's day - February 21, 2010
Memorial Day - May 30, 2010
Independence Day - July 4, 2010
Labor day - September 6, 2010
Veteran's day - November 11, 2010
Thanksgiving day - November 25, 2010
Day after Thanksgiving day - November 26, 2010
Christmas day - December 25, 2010
New Year's Eve day - December 24, 2010
The provider is allowed two (2) paid weeks vacation per year. Full
payment is expected one week before the provider's vacation. The
provider may take additional unpaid vacation time per
calendar year. The provider will give parents one-week advance notice of her
You will be charged, one week the first year, and two weeks the second, or more years.
It is the parent's responsibility to arrange for alternative care during the provider's
A responsibleassistant and/or substitute will be
arranged for during the time the provider must attend to personal or business
time off. Parents will be given advance notice of whom the assistant/substitute
A tentativevacation time:
December 20th, 2010 to January 4th, 2011
Parents are strongly advised to mark those dates on their calendars.
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At Melissa's Family Childcare we strongly believe in the formation of
loving, trusting bonds between infants and their teachers. Each teacher is
responsible first and foremost for meeting your infant's needs. This practice promotes a deeper
understanding of your child's personality, likes, dislikes, and developmental needs and creates
a true community of care.
Toddler Program (Ages 2-3)
Our toddlers are offered a variety of opportunities to explore their world through play. Gross
motor skills and social skills are developed through both structured and
unstructured play. Their days are filled with music, art, dance, story times, and more.
Preschool (Ages 4-5)
Although it may seem like fun and games to preschoolers, the curriculum we follow is packed with
educational elements. Games abound that teach pre-reading skills like phonemic awareness, and
letter and sound recognition; basic match concepts; and hands-on science exploration.
This schedule should give parents an idea of a typical day at Melissa's Family
07:00-07:30 AM Arrival of children: free play, etc. 07:30-09:00 AM Breakfast 09:00-09:30 AM Circle Time: group reading, singing, etc. 09:30-10:00 AM Music, Art, Physical Education 10:00-10:30 AM Morning snack 10:30-11:45 AM Outside free play (weather permitting) 11:45-12:00 PM Washing of Hands before Lunch 12:00-01:00 PM Lunch 01:00-03:00 PM Nap/Rest Time 03:00-03:30 PM Afternoon snack 03:30-05:00 PM Activities: games, coloring, crafts, etc. 05:00-05:30 PM Free play, Pick up
If weather is severe, please call ahead to check if we are open. We will post a recorded message
in advance whenever possible.
Individual mats are provided for nap time. Please provide a blanket and a pillow for the comfort
of your child.
We encourage parental involvement. Please speak with your child's teacher to arrange
Children should be dressed for the day's activities when they arrive. We require a complete
change of clothes be kept at our facility in case of spills or accidents. All clothing and
other items sent to school should be labeled with your child's name.
Feel free to download our contract
and review it at your own pace. We highly recommend you to read it as it covers very important
policies and procedures that not only govern this childcare contract agreement, but also
pertain to the care of your child.
Feel free to ask as many questions as you pleased.
Please give us a call at (408) 384-9428 and ask us for our current rates and
Annual Registration Fees
There would be an annual registration fee of $50 per child.
Payment Agreement and Policies
Childcare payment is due the previous week of Friday at pick up. If there will
be a third party payment, as from an employer or the county, a special payment
will be arranged and detailed in the contract. Parents will be responsible for
any specified co-payments or unpaid amounts.
We reserve the right to refuse care for your child if payment is not made. If a
payment is not received within 5 business days, childcare services could be
terminated without prior notice.
Maria E. Sanchez is the director and founder of Melissa's Family Childcare. She
founded Melissa's Family Childcare in 2001 out of a personal satisfaction to
give quality, fun, short-term care for young children. She holds
certifications in Child Development Training, Hole Fire Safety, CPR & First Aid (updated
continously), Child Nutrition, Infant Development Teacher Assistant, Smart Start Programs, and
Training in care for children with special needs.
(a.k.a., Miss Carmen)
Carmen Romero is a mother of 4 children. When she came to the U.S., her first job was to take
care of her relative's children. Then, she worked in several daycares. In 2006, she became part
of Melissa's Family Childcare staff. She holds a Smart Start Program
certification. She is currently enrolled in a community college studying Family Care.
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