W e are a non-profit organization. The tuition we charge doesn't cover our full expenses. Thus, fundraising is imperative to our non-profit organization. N utritional improvements of Melrose Daycare's Daily Menus started in April. We have just completed revamping our whole menu with the aid of the Bureau of Nutrition guidelines and various experts in the area of childhood nutrition.

Contact Details

  City Melrose, MA
  Zip Code 02176
  Address 121 West Foster Str
  Phone Number (781) 662-6539

From Our Website

Melrose Day Care Center and Preschool (MDCC) is a private non-profit, non-sectarian organization founded in 1971. With over 45 years of experience, we are proud to become the first center in Melrose to receive NAEYC accreditation and one of the first to receive Level 2 QRIS recognition. The care [my daughter] gets at MDCC is above and beyond anything you could hope. They treat your child like their own as well as engage them in educational activities and fun songs and playtime with development of the whole child as their focus and are very attune to individual needs.

The Melrose Day Care Center, Inc. (MDCC) was founded in 1971 by a group of citizens from Melrose including members of the First Congregational Church, who were instrumental in setting aside space in the new church building for a daycare center, which would serve the whole community. Amy Spollett identified a need for childcare in the Melrose community. She recruited Janet Runge to help her establish MDCC. MDCC has grown and evolved from their vision in 1971, but we wouldn't be here today without those forward thinkers.

The Board has annual elections in June at which time the current Board is either reinstated or new board members are added. Parents serve on the board, as well as community and church members. If you are interested in serving on the Board, please contact a Director. I have worked at MDCC since 1992, when I graduated from Lesley University with a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. I knew from the time I was in first grade that I wanted to work with children, and was lucky enough to pursue my dream at MDCC.