Windham Area
Family Child Care
Association
     Grant Facilitators                          Member at Large                  Website Coordinator
Cathy Tormey 456-3161​                Kim Sutherland 468-0053            Kelly Lisee 228-1718
                               Lindsey Hayes 377-3125                                                         email: themouseketeer@yahoo.com                    
Jenn Zator 228-3299                                                                                                    ​




Put a photo of something here.
OUTINGS(MUST sign up at meeting or with Cathy @ 456-3161 or cathytormey@sbcglobal.net)

Wednesday, November 15th @ 10am​​ - Two Right Feet presenting "Twice Nice, Three Times Happy 
@ Willimantic Library Children's Department

Monday, November 20th @ 10am - Native American Story Time @ Willimantic Library Children's Department

Monday, December 11th @ 10am - Santa Sing-A-Long @ Windham Senior Center
* * * CUT OFF DATE TO SIGN UP FOR SANTA IS 11/22 * * *​​


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MEETINGS

No meeting in December.

Annual "I Survived the Holidays" Dinner
Thursday, January 11th @ 6:00pm
Roberto's Log Cabin - 383 Route 87, Lebanon​
Watch your mail for your invitation in December​​.

​​Thursday, February 8th @ 7:00pm @ Windham Hospital in the Desrosier's Conference Room
​​​Workshop:  Make and Take
Raffle items to be donated by:​  Lindsay & _________
Snacks to be donated by:  Pat & ________​


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​MEMBERS with OPENINGS
This information is updated monthly.
​All available spaces are subject to change.







​​​​​​​​​​WILLIMANTIC

​Infant spots: 0 - Over 2 years old spots: 2 - Misty Berthiaume - Misty Berthiaume's Home Day Care & Preschool   - 456-9952
Infant spots: 1 - Over 2 years old spots: 1 ​- 
Linda Coulombe - Linda's Day Care - 456-2352
Infant spots: 0
 - Over 2 years old spots: 1  - Alice Hazzard - Red Thread Day Care - 456-1640
Infant spots: 0 - Over 2 years old spots:
1  ​- Nancy Lemire - Extended Family Day Care - 456-8799
Infant spots: 0
 - Over 2 years old spots: 1  - Rosangela Roman - Family Home Day Care - 771-3350
Infant spots: 0 - Over 2 years old spots:
2  - Liz Schwanke - Footprints Child Care - 423-0089
Infant spots:
0 - Over 2 years old spots: 1  - Cathy Tormey - Cathy Cares Child Care - 456-3161
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​WINDHAM CENTER​
Infant spots: 0 - Over 2 years old spots:
 0 - Melanie Gagnon​ - 450-6645
Infant spots: 0
 - Over 2 years old spots: 0 - Cathy Robacker - Out Came the Sun Child Care - 208-0374 

MANSFIELD
Infant spots: 0 - Over 2 years old spots:
1  - Tia Fricano - Forever Friends - 456-1176

COLUMBIA
Infant spots: 0 - Over 2 years old spots: 0  ​​- Shelley Hickey - Shelley's Family Day Care - 228-1935
Infant spots: 0 - Over 2 years old spots
: 0  - Pat Kitchen - Pat's House Child Care - 228-8481
Infant spots: 0 - Over 2 years old spots:
1  - Jennifer Zator - Jenn-Jenn's Place - 228-3299

COVENTRY
Infant spots: 0 - Over 2 years old spots​​​: 0 - Andrea Martin - 742-2811

HEBRON
Infant spots: 0 - Over 2 years old spots:
1  - Kelly Lisee - Small Wonders Day Care - 228-1718

LEBANON
Infant spots: 0 - Over 2 years old spots:
1  - Lindsay Hayes - ​​​​​​​​​Happy Hoppers Day Care - 377-3125

COLCHESTER
Infant spots: 0 - Over 2 years old spots:
3 - Rebecca Berta - Becky's Lil Sprouts - 908-5603
Infant spots: 0 - Over 2 years old spots: 0 - Gloria Carabillo - Just Like Home Day Care - 884-8465​
Infant spots: 0 - Over 2 years old spots: 0 - Karen Germain - Germain Family Day Care - 267-6873
​Infant spots: 0 - Over 2 years old spots:
1 - Deb Pothier - Munchkins Unlimited Family Daycare - 267-6778​​​​



FAVORITE LINKS
www.familyfun.go.com
www.nickjr.com
www.pbskids.org
www.busybeekidscrafts.com
www.kaboose.com
www.school.discoveryeducation.com
www.enchantedlearning.com
www.dltk-kids.com
www.funshineexpress.com  
www.kidzone.ws/tracers/none/tracer-form.asp
www.123child.com
www.colornimbus.com
www.twistynoodle.com

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BOARD of OFFICERS
President                                Vice-President                        Treasurer                               Secretary 
Questions or concerns regarding this site can be directed to Kelly Lisee at themouseketeer@yahoo.com
                  228-8481                                    456-1176                             456-9952                                228-1718       
  
  Pat Kitchen                                 Tia Fricano                      Misty Berthiaume                         Kelly Lisee    
                                       WINDHAM AREA FAMILY CHILD CARE ASSOCIATION
                                                                REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
                                                                              October 12th, 2017


November 9th, 2017


CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 7:04pm.
Members present were: President P. Kitchen, Vice-President T. Fricano, Treasurer M. Berthiaume, Secretary K. Lisee, C. Tormey, K. Sutherland, L. Hayes, G. Carabillo, A. Martin, N. Lemire, S. Hickey, L. Coulombe, M. Gagnon, C. Robacker and guests K. Cicero, C. Capozzi and J. Vinoski.

REPORTS
C. Robacker motioned to accept the reports. K. Sutherland seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

COMMUNICATIONS
1. Congratulations to Cathy Tormey for being voted in the top 3 “Best Child Day Care” in the Willimantic Chronicle! Way to go Cathy!
2. Columbia Library is having their Fall Book Sale is this weekend, 11/10-13

OLD BUSINESS
1. Field Trips
• Wednesday, 11/15 @ 10:00am - Two Right Feet “Twice Nice, Three Times Happy” at the Willimantic Library
• Monday, 11/20 @ 10:00am - Native American Story Time with Beth Regan at the Willimantic Library
• Monday, 12/11 @ 10:00am – SANTA at the Windham Senior Center
* * * SIGN UP CUT OFF DATE is 11/22 * * *
2. Quality Enhancement Grant Update
• Mini-Grants – C. Tormey reported that all grants are in and the deadline has passed. Everyone one whose proposal was approved will receive their letter tonight or in the mail in the near future. Approved members will need to turn in a reimbursement form and receipts once they receive their item(s). C. Tormey noted that disbursement of funds will depend on when the funds are received from the town.

NEW BUSINESS
1. TCCA Curriculum Co-op – K. Lisee and K. Cicero gave a brief presentation regarding the curriculum program. Anyone wanting more information should contact Kelly soon. TCCA is already planning for the 2018-2019 curriculum year. Anyone interested needs to sign up in January. A brochure was handed out with more information.
2. Annual “I Survived the Holidays” Dinner
Thursday, January 11th @ 6:00pm
Roberto’s Log Cabin, 383 Route 87, Lebanon

OTHER BUSINESS
None.

RAFFLE
Raffle winners were: T. Fricano, P. Kitchen, L. Hayes, K. Lisee & A. Martin.

WORKSHOP
Anxious Children - Supporting Courage & Calm presented by Ruth Freeman

ADJOURN
The meeting adjourned at 9:00pm. There are no meetings in December or January. The next regular meeting will be held on Thursday, February 8th @ 7:00pm. Workshop: Make and Take

Respectfully submitted,

Kelly Lisee
WAFCCA Secretary

In an effort not to plagiarize myself, please note that some of the photos below were taken off the internet.  I have done most of the crafts in my day care, so if you have any questions as to how to make a specific craft, please contact me @ themouseketeer@yahoo.com.

Enjoy!​​
CHILD CARE PROVIDERS WANTED...
​Benefits of Membership

Support Group - Our support group offers opportunities to share ideas, activities, concerns and enthusiasm with other members.
Child Care Referrals - The association assists providers with filling open child care positions and refers parents to quality child care.
Professional Development - Free workshops and training are offered in all areas related to child care.
Enrichment Grant - The majority of our workshops, special events and field trips are funded by the Town of Windham's Enrichment Grant, therefore we do not need to do any fundraising.
Special Events & Field Trips - Special group activities are planned monthly for the day care children of members. For example: visits to see Santa & the Easter Bunny, children's museums and travelling classrooms to name just a few.
Willimantic Public Library Book Bag Kits - The children's department has book bags with several themes, props & suggested activities available to members.
Conference and Workshop Information
Support and Collaboration from the Windham Family Resource Center
Community Service Projects
Meeting Information
Ask yourself these questions:
Do you feel isolated in your job because you rarely have someone to share your thoughts with (talking to your toddlers doesn't count)?
Do you feel over-whelmed and under-appreciated?
Do you need ideas to fill the day?
Do you wish you could enjoy your job more, but you don't know how?
Do you want to take the children on free filed trips?
Do you want to further your knowledge on early childhood education?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, please come join us for 3 complimentary meetings. Meetings are held at Windham Hospital in the Desrosiers Conference Room on the 2nd Thursday of the month with the exception of July, August and December. Each meeting includes a short business meeting, a workshop pertaining to child care, a raffle and refreshments. In January and June we meet at an alternate location for an informal dinner with friends.  We'd love it if you joined us to see what we're all about.
* * * To see the NOVEMBER Meeting Minutes, scroll to the bottom * * *
Our apologies...this section has been discontinued.  If you would like to see some more craft/project ideas, request to be invited to our closed Facebook group.