PRUDENVILLE – Dawn Myas has been a licensed childcare provider for more than 25 years in the Prudenville and Houghton Lake area. She provides daycare for babies from about 5 weeks old to children up to age 12 for working parents.
“I’ve always loved kids,” Myas said. “I grew up in Saginaw where there were lots of kids in our neighborhood. Everyone knew each other and we all played together. My grandparents lived next door to us and there were cousins visiting all the time.
“I started babysitting my little cousins and the younger neighborkids when I was 8 years old,” she added.
After moving “up north” and having two sons of her own, Myas wanted to be a stay-at-home mom. She trained and got licensed as a daycare provider. Her basic job description includes monitoring the safety of children, planning, preparing, and feeding meals, and assisting youth in routine hygiene throughout the day. She also provides age appropriate educational and fun activities for them.
In her spare time Myas volunteers for the Houghton Lake Historical Society and several animal rescue groups. She also enjoys collecting vintage Pryrex dishes.
“I have hundreds of pieces in my collection,” Myas said.