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
- A typical day a MELC begins at 7:00 am.
- Morning activities may include open game and art centers as well as some time in the gym.
- Later in the morning, the children have the opportunity to participate in the school's breakfast program before going to their classrooms.
MELC's After school program
- Begins at the end of the school day and children must be picked up by 6:00 pm.
- We provide them with a healthy snack served through the school snack program and they then have some time either outside or in the gym before transitioning to centers and homework help.
- Centers are planned by the Progam Manager based on the interests of the children in the program. They include art, literacy, logic, dramatic play, active and science activities for the multi-age group.
- During this time, children who have homework may participate in our Homework Club where our staff are available to assist them as necessary.
- We also welcome the opportunity to work with classroom teachers and other school staff to help children in cases where individual plans may be helpful for a child.
MELC child shares some research he completed on bugs.