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Montgomery Early Learning Centers- Infant Friendship Center

1001 South 45th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

(215) 386-5097


The Infant Friendship Child Care Center in University City provides quality childcare and education for infants, toddlers, preschool and pre-kindergarten children. As a NAEYC accredited site with 4 Keystone STARS, the center is committed to meeting national and state standards of quality and offers an educational, safe, and welcoming environment. Enrolling at MELC ensures that your child will receive a quality education and have fun too!

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

Infant Friendship Center’s Blueprint Early Literacy Program introduces preschool children to the delight of reading through sequential themes centered around award-winning children’s books. To learn more about our curriculum, click here. Infant Friendship Center offers a cozy and warm environment and a friendly and qualified staff of teachers. The excellent facilities provide the ideal environment to learn through play. The center has convenient hours from 7am to 6pm and is located at 1001 South 45th Street in Philadelphia, just minutes from the University City schools and hospitals. To learn more about MELC’s affordable, quality childcare, call the number below. We look forward to seeing you and your child!

Day in the Life

General School Mission

MELC's mission is to develop, provide, and advance accessible, high quality early childhood education and school-age programs.