ABOUT US       

JOY Child Learning Center is a family
operated child care center that became
established on August 1, 2006.   Mel
Bydalek is the Director/Fine Arts instructor
and Hsiu-Jung (Cher) Bydalek is the
Assistant Director. Together, Mel and Cher
have a combined teaching experience of 31
years educating and facilitating children's
learning.

Mel and Cher Bydalek have taught children
at HAPPY DAYS CHILD LEARNING CENTER
(Houston, Texas) and at ENGLISH
LANGUAGE SCHOOLS INTERNATIONAL (ELSI
TAIWAN).  After leaving ELSI, Mel and Cher
started their own child learning center
business (Taipei, Taiwan), for children ages
4 to 13 years old, and taught a wide range
of academic subjects with special emphasis
on phonics, reading, writing, and creative
thinking.  Mel and Cher encouraged parents
to join their student's classes as daily
observers, take notes, and help their
children practice their new life skills.  On
weekends, Mel taught drawing, painting and
three dimensional design to children
interested in becoming young artists.  

Mel received his MFA (Master of Fine Arts)
degree in painting from the UNIVERSITY OF
HOUSTON and has taught painting and
drawing at HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
and the UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON.  In 1985,
he was honored by the ART LEAGUE of
HOUSTON as an emerging artist.  He has
also won several art awards, was once a
commercial artist and is presently painting  
and drawing.  

Mel and Cher Bydalek continue to offer
their skills at JOY Child Learning Center,
love children, and are passionate about
bringing out the best qualities in each boy
and girl they care for.
2009 JOY Child Learning Center, LLC.