80 Waddell Road
Manchester, CT 06040

About Us

The Manchester Early Learning Center (MELC) has been an integral part of the childcare community of Manchester since 1976, offering programs in both preschool and before-and-after-school settings.

The Manchester Early Learning Center is a non-profit community-based organization providing quality and affordable early childhood and after-school experiences, and care of children and their families. Manchester Early Learning Center is committed to making sure that all children are able to participate in our programs, therefore scholarships are available to families that need financial assistance.

We believe that all children benefit from the company of others. We provide many opportunities for children to learn through socialization with both peers and adults. We provide opportunities for children to explore, create, move and play while learning and forming valuable friendships.

We see our program as a part of the child's extended family. We work with parents to provide the very best care for their children, and encourage family involvement in all aspects of our program.

All of Manchester Early Learning Center's programs are licensed by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health, and provides a high-quality, affordable learning environment for children ages 3 through 12. Our Preschool program is nationally accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

If you would like to learn more about Manchester Early Learning Center or how you can support our programs and services, click the Support Us tab.

Our Team

Each of Manchester Early Learning Center's programs are staffed with a Connecticut State approved Head Teacher and experienced Assistant Teachers. Each program maintains State of Connecticut and National Association for the Education of Young Children teacher / child ratios. On-site at all times, each program has at least one staff member who is trained in Pediatric and Adult First Aid and CPR. Many of members of our team are currently enrolled in college degree programs related to education or child studies. Each team member brings their talents and skills to provide a fun and educational experience for the children. If you are interested in learning more about career opportunities at MELC please visit the Join Our Team Tab

Our Administrative Team: click here

Our Board of Directors: click here

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