MELC - Whitemarsh Center

Preschool in Lafayette Hill, PA 19444

4120 Joshua Rd
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
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School Transportation: Whitemarsh El Sch – On Site at School
Public Transportation: Bus
Part Time / Full Time: Full Time Part Time
Montgomery Early Learning Centers is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1963 whose mission is to develop provide and advance accessible high quality early childhood education and school age programs.
MELC has early childhood centers in Pottstown Norristown Narberth and two centers in West Philadelphia. These centers provide early learning care for children from 6 weeks through 5 years of age. MELC serves over 600 children each year.

MELCs school age programs serve over 675 children ages 5 to 12 years at 16 sites in Montgomery and Delaware Counties and in West Philadelphia.

In addition to direct service programs MELC also sponsors the Southeastern Pennsylvania School Age Child Care Project (SEPASACC) and the Montgomery County Child Care Consortium (MC4). Each provides a range of professional development technical assistance research and other services for educators and organizations serving the field throughout Montgomery County and Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Child Ages:
6 weeks - 12 years
Licenses & Accreditations:
Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare
This provider accepts vouchers
Special Needs:
Administer Medication Asthma Auditory Impairment Behavioral/Emotional Issues Gifted Ability Seizures Speech/Language Delay Special Diet Visual Impairment

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Our Curriculum Is

Fun and educational. Children are encouraged to learn about the world around them through a balance of play exploration and guided activities.
Child-initiated. Activities and materials are chosen based on children’s interests and designed to foster independence cooperation and self-esteem. For schoolagers activities also follow the public school curriculum to enhance learning.
Language and literacy based. Age appropriate language and pre-reading or reading activities are staples of everyday learning.
Developmentally appropriate. Our curriculum complies with developmentally appropriate practices and the nationally recognized standards for early childhood education endorsed by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the National Afterschool Association (NAA).
Montgomery Early Learning Centers Offer

Activities designed to prepare your child for school success including pre-reading pre-writing and pre-math learning programs targeted to build critical thinking skills.
Program enhancements in the arts and sciences an introduction to computer literacy and a literature based language arts math and science curriculum.
Expanded athletic dramatic and creative arts programs for preschool and school-age children.
Trained caring and experienced staff supported by professional supervisory and resource experts.
Positive guidance in conjunction with parent participation as the guiding philosophy of the centers.
A balance of child choice and teacher directed activities that encourage independence build self-esteem and foster self-confidence.
Teacher/child ratios that meet or exceed state requirements.
Consistent daily and ongoing communication between parents and staff regarding each child’s daily activities and developmental progress.
Respect and incorporation of family cultural values into each child’s daily program.


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