80 Waddell Road
Manchester, CT 06040

Creating the Highest Quality Program

Manchester Early Learning Center teachers believe that all children benefit from the company of others. MELC provides many opportunities for children to learn through socialization with both peers and adults.

Each day children in MELC programs are provided experiences to explore, create, move and play while learning and forming valuable friendships.


The Manchester Early Learning Center (MELC) provides a high quality preschool program.

In 1992, MELC was the first early childhood program in Manchester to become accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC ). MELC has maintained continued accreditation.

MELC's preschool provides exciting educational activities through a nationally recognized developmental curriculum, The Creative Curriculum®.

MELC preschool children work on a special cooking project for a family breakfast.


MELC provides fun, educational opportunities that follow the quality standards of the National After-School Association.

MELC is located in all public elementary schools in Manchester.

MELC's Before school program

MELC's After school program

MELC child shares some research he completed on bugs.

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