Join Our Team

A job at MELC is an opportunity to inspire a child each and every time you walk through our door. As an MELC staff member, you will help them learn and grow while making memories and connections they will never forget.  Below are the positions available at MELC.  If you are interested in joining our team, click here for an application and email it to John@melearning.org.

School-Age Positions

Group Leader positions are ideal for college students, elementary school aides / paraprofessionals, or anyone with experience working with school – age children. MELC offers flexible shifts that can accommodate any schedule, before school only, after school only or before and after school shifts are available. This is a part time position; hours range from 10 – 25 hours per week.

Senior Group Leader positions require experience working with preschool children and supervising staff.  Responsibilities include assisting the Program Manager with the overall management of a MELC school site, family communication, and the supervision of part time staff in the absence of the Program Manager.  Senior Group Leader positions range from 25 – 37.5 hours per week.

Program Manager positions require professional experience educating children and the completion of early childhood, elementary education or child development coursework. Responsibilities include the overall management of a MELC school site, curriculum development, family communication and supervision of staff. Program Managers positions are full time.

Preschool Positions

Teacher Assistant positions are ideal for those looking to build a career in the early childhood field or those who love making an impact in a young child’s life.  Teachers Assistants in our preschool program must be working towards a degree in early childhood education or already have an associate degree in the field.  Hours range from 10 – 37.5 hours per week.

Lead Teacher positions requires the completion of early childhood, elementary or child development coursework and experience working with preschool children. Responsibilities include assisting the Head Teacher with the overall management of a classroom, family communication and the supervision of part time staff.  Lead Teacher positions are full time.

Head Teacher positions require professional experience educating children and the completion of early childhood or child development coursework. Responsibilities include the overall management of a classroom, curriculum development, family communication, and supervision of staff.  Head Teacher positions are full time.

What People Say

MELC runs a smooth program that offers all a parent could want in before / after school childcare. My children get to eat breakfast and burn some energy in an organized manner before they need to sit and learn all day. After school is filled with games, outside play, snack time, and assistance with homework.

Toni Zanks (Parent)

Over the last four years, Manchester Early Learning Center has been an instrumental contributing factor in what we deem in our household as successful balance. We are a household of two full time working parents outside the home and without the support of the MELC before and after school program, we would not have been able to excel in several areas of our life. My children have been cared for, played with, learned from and continue to enjoy their time with all the students and teachers of MELC.

Sandy and Joshua Nemet (Parents)

I enjoy working with MELC because it allows me to help Manchester students become quality citizens in our community. Growing up as a kid in Manchester, this is a way for me to give back to the community and mentor students of all ages.

Joseph Whaley (Staff member)

I have had the pleasure of collaborating with the Directors, District Liaison, Program Managers and staff of Manchester Early Learning Center (MELC) for the past five years at Verplanck Elementary School, Keeney Street School and most recently at Buckley Elementary School. I can say with complete sincerity that MELC has directly impacted the lives of many children.

Ann Johnston (Principal)

My son has been at MELC preschool for over a year. The teachers, as well as the administrative staff have been so supportive and cooperative. I appreciate their collaboration not only with me but with other providers that have been involved. I have enjoyed working with them and will miss them as he transitions to kindergarten.

Michelle Rabinowitz (Parent)