About Mels Lil Munchkins Daycare.

Welcome and thank you for your interest in my childcare program! I believe that all children are special and unique. It is my goal to provide children with a safe environment that nurtures self-esteem and security. I provide an informal education to promote learning through hands on play and discovery. I encourage parents to discuss expectations they have and/or want for their child and myself. I am always open to any feedback about myself as a provider. It is important that parents and providers communicate together and establish a good relationship, which is in everyone’s best interest…especially the child’s.

About Me:

My name is Melanie Corey. I am a mother of three children Trenten 2, Evan 6 and Alivia 9 and step-mother of Dylan 20 and Victoria 18. My husband, Isaac and I have been married for 11 years. We have one pet, “Cookie” she is a very shy kitty who hides in the basement when it gets noisy but very gentle when she’s around.

I have been providing childcare for many years for close friends and family. I am a licensed provider through the state of MN. I have been certified in CPR and First Aid. I am licensed to have up to 12 children ages 10 and under. Please note that my own children are included in this count.

About my Childcare program:

Activities:

My child care program is semi-structured with individual activities, group activities, supervised free time, and supervised outdoor play. Many of these daily activities focus on early learning skills such as letters, numbers, colors, and shapes, as well as manners, dressing one-self, and helping around the house in age appropriate activities. Our curriculum focus is based upon the Creative Curriculum along with utilizing other Parent Aware of Minnesota approved materials/activities that support the milestone guide Early Childhood Indicators of Progress. Mel’s Lil Munchkins is currently a two star building quality path applicant with the Parent Aware of Minnesota and striving to be a four star. Mel’s Lil Munchkin is also in partner with the Wabasha SHIP (Statewide Health Improvement Program), which supports our curriculum and lessons in physical activity and healthy eating. More information on is available upon request.

The activities include small muscle play, coloring, puzzles; play dough, and a variety of blocks. Large muscle activities include crawling, marching, running, jumping, dancing stretching and exercising and sports participation such as playing catch. I have various things that include creative play such as pretend kitchen activities and dress-up. Arts & craft projects focus on creativity/technique and most importantly “trying” rather than final outcome. Science and Math such as counting and experimenting is a part of every day, other activities involving concepts include volume, size, shape, and measurements. Language arts, story time occurs each day. I encourage the children to participate in the story telling and social conversations.