80 Waddell Road
Manchester, CT 06040

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are your hours of operation?
A. Our Preschool program and Main Office are open Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. MELC, our School-age Program is open at 7:00 a.m. and runs until the start of school, and then opens again when school lets out until 6:00 p.m.
Q. When is tuition due?
A. Tuition for all programs is due on the first business day of each month, for that current month. For example, if it is March and the 1st is on a Saturday, March's tuition will be due the following Monday. If it is June and the 1st is a Friday, tuition for June is due on the 1st.
Q. How do I make a change to my child's schedule?
A.Any schedule changes     must be made through the     MELC parent portal. ¬†First, to cancel your current schedule, go into the account you created and click on the     Finance Tab and click the withdrawal/discontinue line. ¬†Then go to the     Enroll Tab and enroll your child in the schedule of your choice.
Q. When the program is closed for vacation, do I still have to pay my regular tuition amount?
A. Yes. Your monthly tuition amount is based upon the weeks our program is in session. You are not charged for weeks the program is closed for vacations.
Q. What is MELC's Tax Identification number for claiming childcare as a tax deduction?
A. MELC's Tax Identification number (or EIN) is 06-0949846. If you would like a copy of your child's statement for the year, please call our Main Office at (860) 647-9659.
Q. For MELC, the school-age program, on half days for the public schools, does MELC start their program when school lets out?
A. On regularly scheduled half-days at the public schools, MELC will start their after-school program when school lets out and run until it's normal scheduled closing of 6:00 p.m. This does not include any early dismissal days or late opening days due to inclement weather or emergency situations. On early dismissal days due to inclement weather or emergency situations, MELC will be CLOSED. On days the public school systems declares a late opening, MELC will CLOSE its morning only program. The afternoon program will run its regular schedule.
Q. What is MELC's snow day policy, and where do I find out if MELC is closed due to inclement weather?
A. On days when the Manchester Public School system is closed due to inclement weather, MELC's programs (both preschool and MELC, school-age program) will also be CLOSED. On days the Manchester Public School system delay their opening, the Preschool will open at 8:00 a.m., however, the MELC will CLOSE its morning only program. The afternoon program will run its regular schedule. On days the Manchester Public School system have early dismissal due to inclement weather, the Preschool will close no later than 2:00 p.m. unless otherwise stated by the Executive Director, and MELC will be CLOSED. You can tune into WFSB Channel 3 or AM 1080 on the radio for closings.


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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)