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In business since: 2012
Total Employees: 1
Awards & Accreditations
Colorado Shines Level 2 provider 2016
My program has taken additional steps towards building quality by completing Level 2 requirements and assessments from Denver's early childhood council... check them out at:
http://coloradoshines.force.com/ColoradoShines

How Colorado Shines Works
To determine the level of quality of Colorado's early learning programs, Colorado Shines evaluates how each childcare provider and/or organization works to:
*ensure their early childhood professionals are well-trained and effective
*provide a supportive learning environment that teaches children new skills
*help parents become partners in their child's learning
*demonstrate strong leadership and business practices
Once a rating has been established, Colorado Shines gives participating early learning programs the tools and support needed to consistently improve their quality. These resources include helping programs develop and implement a quality improvement plan and offering training and other opportunities for professional development for childcare providers.

EQIT Certificate and Training 2016
The 48-hour EQIT Curriculum provides a solid introduction to infant and toddler development, with a focus on providing quality group care for our youngest children. The EQIT course builds on the knowledge and experiences of infant-toddler caregivers through interesting, interactive and fun activities. EQIT modules include:
The Wonder of Infancy
Care of the Spirit
Responsive Care-giving for Healthy
Relationships
Our Partners, The Families
Cornerstones of Quality Care: Health,
Safety, and Nutrition (two modules)
The Power of Places and Spaces
Day to Day the Relationship Way:
Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers
Exploring Early Learning
Learning to Talk, Talking to Learn
The Joy of Discovering Literacy
Babies in Motion
Understanding and Respecting the Gifts of
Culture
Welcoming Children with Special Needs
Making a Difference with Relationship
Based Care
Celebrating Our Profession

LICENSING INFORMATION

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Hours

Monday :
7:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday :
7:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday :
7:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday :
7:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday :
7:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday :
Closed
Sunday :
Closed
Teacher/Student Ratio:
1:8 currently
Program Capacity:
8

Cost & Availability

Class Type Rate Rate Type Availability *
Preschool $ 250 per week 2
Infant $ 260 per week 0
*availability last updated on 03/24/2020
OFFERINGS
Full Time (5 days/wk)
Part Time (1-4 days/wk)
Drop-In
Half-Day (Morning)
Half-Day (Afternoon)
Full-Day
PAYMENT OPTIONS
  • Personal Check|
  • Cash|
  • Credit Card

Ratings & Reviews

( 17)
Tom C
05/10/2019
Parents beware of her child care. She will turn and act like a totally different person in any day.
Good luck!!!
Clarissa R
02/20/2019
Really great with the kinds. Has lots of activities for them to do really attentive. So sweet overall. Definitely would recommend
Jamie B
12/02/2018
Excellent care and warm home. Melissa does not have a lot of turn over the kids are like family and she treats them like her own.
Jared B
07/06/2018
Melissa is an excellent provider. We have two boys enrolled with her, a 2 year old and a 4 month old. Melissa is great because she is like a second mother for your children. She will teach them and love them like her own. She provides fresh breakfast and lunch every day. This is a huge bonus, so you don't have to worry about feeding your kids breakfast in the mornings, or sending them with a packed lunch. She also takes the kids out on frequent field trips to the park, library, museum, etc. Our two boys are very happy at Melissa's and often ask to go to her house after hours. Melissa operates her care out of her house, so there are obvious rules and guidelines to follow that prevent her from being taken advantage of and her home destroyed. Her requests/rules are very easy to abide by, and make a ton of sense if you put yourself in her shoes. We feel very safe and happy leaving our two kids with Melissa every day. If you want your kids to be in a "home like atmosphere" with a second mom looking after them, give Melissa a call.
Mallory M
07/05/2018
Price is very reasonable I love that there is breakfast, lunch and a snack provided. Through interviews done. I wish I would have gotten my kiddo into the program sooner.
Christa P
07/04/2018
Melissa runs a very professional yet fun, loving and educational in home child care service. She is detail oriented and treats each child as her own. My son looks forward to seeing Mrs. Melissa and his friends.
Lisa J
06/26/2018
Melissa provides high quality care in a safe, clean, and well organized environment. Your child will learn the important skills they need to know before entering Kindergarten. I highly recommend Melissa!
Nicole R
06/25/2018
Melissa has watched my daughter on numerous occasions, and provides excellent care. My daughter always learns something, and is always excited to go back! I can't say enough good things about her care for the children and the service she provides.
Juan G
06/25/2018
Melissa is amazing! She always does extra for the children in her care! My son was with her part time, for a short period, at a difficult time in my life and she always made my son feel welcomed and at home. She also had a birthday party for him and a present while he was with her. Thank you Melissa
Katie C
06/25/2018
Our son has been with Melissa since August 2017. She is an EXCELLENT childcare provider. Being that my mom was a licensed childcare provider, and I had great licensed childcare providers myself as a child, I have rather high standards. She met all those standards and exceeded them! We keep a very open dialogue with each on how my son is doing, and she provides excellent care and excellent feedback on his milestones.

It is a very different world from the time my mother was a provider. People are quick to post negative reviews over their emotional reactions to state mandated practices. It is mind boggling to me.

If you want your child to be with a provider who is both constructive, nurturing, and very kind...you should choose Melissa! Thank you Melissa for everything you and your family have done for our son and we are so so very grateful we found you!
Very U
06/22/2018
BEWARE PARENTS
She is great at first. BUT She is very unethical. She will cancel the contract over nothing and will not refund the deposit of $400.00 (two weeks worth of daycare). She didn't give us two weeks of notice. It is a lot of money for people who are working hard to provide their families.
I know an another family who treated poorly by Melissa. The family gave her two weeks of notice still she didn't refund their deposit.
Stay clear of her day care.
Jaimee A
12/14/2017
Melissa seems great at first and the I experienced a turn I wasn't ready for. She started making accusations about my son having a stutter. My child is three years old and is learning how to speak. She was very intense about me getting a therapist and how he has a learning disability. She is a child care provider, and in no place to make these sorts of judgments and assumptions. Later I would find out assumptions and accusations are something she does often. My child had been in her care for months and we have seen 3 children leave each in very draumatic ways. Melissa always blamed the parents and including when CPS was called on her by a parent. She is very strict with her contract which initially I liked but she goes against her word often. When I decided to terminate childcare she became enraged. She yelled at my fiancé who was picking my child up with both my written and verbal consent and she refused to let him go. Understanding the protocol I understood why she did this I was not mad by this. The way she treated my fiancé is what made me upset. She treated him with complete disrespect and made accusations that he was "high" my fiancé is a youth pastor and would never to a thing to put our child in danger or harm. When I came to pick my child up she gathered his things in a trash bag and threw it down at my feet while holding another child. Yelling at me and saying "good luck with your family life, by the way your finance was high" completely irrelevant and out of place. She was utterly disrespectful and the kids were terrified. I was appalled.
Think twice before dropping your kids off here.
Feel free to email me Jaimeea91@gmail.com
Reply from Melissa's Care
okay, now for my side...;)This Client was with me for almost a year, if it was not a good fit, then why did she let her child stay in such a horrible inviroment? Very shortly after switching to full-time many problems arose. I have rules I have to follow because I am a licensed provider and if those rules are broken, I cannot, and morally will not release a child to a party that, one, was not on a pickup authorization form and two, showed up intoxicated to pick up above child. Ask yourself this, what would have happened if I released this child and he/she was killed because I did not follow licensing rules to protect him from her fiance' which was intoxicated? I had never seen him before so I was terrified when he showed up demanding the said child to leave with him and disrespecting my childcare rules and home. For the protection of all, I followed protocol and asked him to wait outside till I called mom. He became outraged and My husband, which was home that day and is a Denver Police Officer of 21 years had to ask him to leave the premises. Again, If you want a SAFE, honest, loving, and educational environment for your children, please give me a call. I follow licensing and my business rules to a tee. When those rules need to be enforced parents are not always so happy with the outcome. This is a business, not a babysitting service. God bless all the licensed providers that are following licensing rules and regs including me. If you want a licensed provider, then there are rules Both parent and provider are required to follow. Thank you for your time.
01/01/2018
Christina M
06/23/2017
She probably is a good daycare but she doesn't give her future clients a chance first before deciding if it's not a good fit. Very disappointed my kids weren't good enough for her.
Reply from Melissa's Care
I screen all applicants "parents and children" before they may attend my child care, family. "hence, why it is an interview" It is my due diligence to make sure that there will be harmony between new kids and currently enrolled children. What this client fails to mention, is that their children were extremely disrespectful, already breaking toys, hitting his sister, and yelling at dad all within that first interview. The parents had no control over their children, it was NOT going to be a good fit. If you want a calm, loving, and "BY THE BOOK" childcare for your child, MY childcare family is the place for you!!!!
06/23/2017
Caroline D
05/24/2017
My daughter started daycare with Melissa a few months ago when she re-opened, and we have been incredibly pleased with her daycare! My daughter, who just turned 1, bonded quickly with Melissa and seems to enjoy being dropped off each day! In the short time since being there I have seen her reach many milestones such as crawling and standing and starting to walk which I think is attributable to the awesome interaction she is getting with Melissa and the other kids in her care. Her home is clean and inviting and has wonderful established areas for the kids to do crafts, eat, play, and sleep. I would confidently recommend Melissa to anyone looking for an in-home daycare environment that feels like a second home for the kids while also preparing them for school with learning opportunities and curriculum (Mother Goose). We have been very pleased with our experience thus far, and look forward to many years of care until our daughter is ready for school!
Alvin T
05/24/2017
When I saw that first review, I had to respond and defend one of the real gems of the home daycare community. I have been contented to Melissa and her business from the beginning. It is always amazing to me when I see kids start care with her who are fearful and have a hard time seeing mommy and/or daddy leaving for the day. Then only a few days later seeing that same child not wanted to leave with mommy or daddy at the end of the day! The care children receive is structured but fun. They have the freedom to imagine and crate in a warm and safe home. And that is what Melissa provides for all the kids. A "Home away from Home". If you are looking for a place where your child will thrive and feel loved and protected then this is the place for you and your child. Melissa is worth every penny and your child is too.
Reply from Melissa's Care
thank you!
09/17/2017
Marcy R
04/07/2017
I found it interesting the only review Melissa's had was from a Melissa T when her name is Melissa Thompson and wondered why availability showed 7. Melissa contacted me on Sunday via text message. After stating I had Sunday or Tuesday evening open she asked if she could call me at 7 pm. I said that would be perfect. She never called so I assumed there was confusion and she meant Tuesday, however, Tuesday evening rolled around and no call. I never received any other communication from her as to why she didn't call. Obviously isn't responsible enough to make a phone call she set up the date and time for so I would never allow her to care for my child.
Reply from Melissa's Care
Oh no!!! Sorry for the miscommunication Marcy R! I received abundance of calls at that time being new to care.com and your number may have gotten over looked. I have a system when parents call and unfortunately was very busy at that exact time. I had 6 children start with me all within that week ... thanks again for contacting me...my apologies. Best wishes, Melissa-
Ps for anyone reading this if I get a call or email I usually respond within a week, the easiest way is email that way I have a trail to track and respond to. Thank you!
05/17/2017
Melissa T
03/04/2017
Melissa is kind and the kids never want to leave. She is a trustworthy, reliable, fun childcare provider. A+ in our book
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