2018-19 Enrollment
Opens July 30th

80 Waddell Road
Manchester, CT 06040

Administrative Team

Janet Bremby

Executive Director

Employed at Manchester Early Learning Center since: 2015

Email: jbremby@melearning.org

Phone: 860-647-9659 ext. 101

Jennifer DiMaso

Director of Operations

Employed at Manchester Early Learning Center since: 1999

Experience: Jennifer began working at the Manchester Early Learning Center as a Head Teacher while attending Eastern Connecticut State University. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology.

Fun Fact: Jennifer is a patriotic country music enthusiast and looks forward to summer concerts under the stars.

Email: jennifer@melearning.org

Phone: 860-647-9659 ext. 101

Larisa Albrecht

Grants Director 

Empolyed at Manchester Early Learning Center since: 2002

Experience: Larisa has been working in the field of education since 1998, and has a Masters of Education Degree from Qunnipiac University.

Fun Fact: Larisa is an avid UConn basketball fan and also loves to bake.

Email: larisa@melearning.org

Phone: 860-647-9659 ext. 109

Amanda Heath

Assistant Director of Operations - Administration 

Employed at Manchester Early Learning Center since: 2011

Experience: Amanda has been working in the field of education since 2009 and has a Bachelor's of Arts in Elementary Education.

Fun Fact: Amanda loves to relax on the beach with a good book and spend time with her family.

Email: Amanda@melearning.org

Phone: 860-647-9659 ext. 115

John Layer

Assistant Director of Operations - Facilities

Employed at Manchester Early Learning Center since: 2012

Experience: John has been working at MELC since 2012 and has a bachelor's degree in secondary education from Central Connecticut State University.

Fun Fact: John played rugby in college and enjoys family, friends, and weekend vacations. John also is an avid reader who loves Stephen King and non-fiction books.

Email: john@melearning.org

Phone: 860-748-5377


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Our son looked forward to going to preschool everyday and seeing his favorite teacher, and his friends! - Sylena, parent

MELC is a great school, my son built a great relationship with all the students and teachers in such a short time. I love how they have events for the family and how they celebrate holidays for the kids to participate in (Valentine's, St. Patrick's, Dr. Seuss' Birthday, etc.) Everyday is an exciting day for my son J.J. He has learned so much here. - Cassie, parent

MELC has been a great place for my son to start his education. He has learned so much already and surprises me more everyday. Now he tries to teach his younger sister also. The teachers in the Bird Room are great and really care about the students. My son, Danny is excited to come in everyday and see what he's going to learn. - Heather, parent

I've had two children in MELC and both look forward to attending school every morning. They've developed great social skills and I can tell through their structure that they have learned a great deal. I would recommend MELC to anyone looking for a great learning experience for their child. - Edward, parent

My experience with MELC has been great. My daughter Deonnah has accomplished a lot since she started here, the teachers are great. They work one - on - one with your child. They show the kids a lot of love and your child is learning from the things they do and say. And as for the staff on a whole they work patiently with and make sure your child stays in school regardless on circumstances and situation. MELC is there for you and your child. - Tamika, parent

Awesome! MELC's programs are great. I sent my oldest to another program and my youngest to MELC and I can definitely see the difference. Now, all of my children come to MELC and they love it. - Jason (parent)