Mesa Early Learning Program (MELP) 


Mrs. Venus Leopold
Room - T1
(480) 472-1650

The MELP program is offered to those children who turned four years of age by August 31 and whose family meets the program income guidelines. (Call 472-0378 to inquire about the income guidelines.) Parents will be asked to supply the following information:

·         A copy of your child's birth certificate

·         Proof of up-to-date immunizations

·         Proof of residence (driver's license, utility bill, etc.)

·         Verification of monthly income

The MELP program is offered here at Irving during our afternoon session and these students eat lunch together here at school. The MELP program is based on the Creative Curriculum which is a play-based curriculum. Through play and exploration of the classroom environment children learn many things and build a strong foundation for a life of learning. We have many centers the children visit each day. The center choices are as follows: Computers, Blocks, Table Toys (puzzles, games, pattern blocks, etc.) Art, Playdough, Housekeeping, Library. We also spend time outdoors on our playground strengthening our muscles and working on fine tuning our large motor skills. We meet each day at large group where we sing, assign jobs for the day, learn fingerplays, dance, and share important stuff. Everyday we learn something new and enjoy each other.

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