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MLEDP - Mt. Lebanon Extended Day Program

Professional, Affordable, Convenient School Age Child Care | 412-343-1661

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Professional, Affordable, Convenient Before and After School Child Care

Mt. Lebanon Extended Day Program (MLEDP) has seven school locations and one all day summer site which meet the educational and safety standards, and accredited staff licensing requirements of the state of Pennsylvania.

Our staff provides educational assistance according to the Department of Human Services (DHS) Child Care Licensing Regulations to children in grades K-5 on a daily basis.

Guided activities encompass use of math, reading, social studies, science and language arts skills along with socialization skills, indoor and outdoor play. Our staff members plan educational activities using the Kolb Experiential Learning model.

No child care organization in the area provides such high quality at such a low cost.

MLEDP operates 3 different programs throughout the year:

Kindergarten Care:
Operates two sessions: Morning and Afternoon
Morning Session: Open 8:30 AM to 12:45 PM
Afternoon Session: Open 11:15 AM through 3:30 PM

School Year Care:
Open Before & After School, grades Kindergarten through 5th: Opens before school at 7:00 AM and operates until 6:30 PM after school is out.

Summer Fun:
Camp-Like Atmosphere for youth, who have completed grades K through 5th, starting at: 7:00 AM and running all day until 6:30 PM

Mt. Lebanon Extended Day Program (MLEDP) is a non-profit community-based organization that cares about the out-of-school time needs of children and families.

MLEDP is dedicated to providing professional, affordable, and convenient school-age childcare year round while delivering a recognized, high-quality program for the children and families we serve.

MLEDP History and Organizational Milestones

Formed in response to community need in 1987, MLEDP began before and after school programming in two elementary schools for 19 children and now provides care year round for children in each Mt. Lebanon neighborhood.

  • Spring 1986: Community Relations Board survey to the Community: results show a stated need for safe, caring places for school-age children
  • October 1986: Mt. Lebanon School Board provided space & supplies for a short time to help form MLEDP
  • Spring 1987: MLEDP incorporated as a non-profit corporation
  • August 1987: Opened two sites - Howe School and Washington School
  • August 1988: Opened two additional sites - Lincoln School and Jefferson School
  • August 1989: Opened two additional sites - Foster School and Markham School
  • June 1991: Opened Summer Fun - full day care during the summer recess
  • August 1993: Opened Kindergarten Care Program
  • Fall 1995: Begin transportation service for Kindergarten Care and summer pool days
  • February 2001: The MLEDP Center at Lincoln School was accredited by the National School Age Care Alliance. This is the first school-age accreditation for MLEDP and also the first in Western Pennsylvania and only the fourth in the State of Pennsylvania
  • May - June, 2001: The MLEDP Center at Howe School was accredited by the National School Age Care Alliance
  • June 2003: The MLEDP Center at Jefferson School is accredited by the National School Age Care Alliance
  • August 2003: Opened new site at Dormont School
  • September 2003 - 2005: Computers purchased and Internet access available to centers
  • September 2005: Opened new site at Hoover School

Admissions, the provisions of services, and referrals of clients shall be made without regard to race, color, religious creed, disability, ancestry, national origin (including limited English proficiency) age or sex.

Program services shall be made accessible to eligible persons with disabilities through the most practical and economically feasible methods available. These methods include, but are not limited to, equipment redesign, the provision of aides, and the use of alternative delivery locations. Structural modifications shall be considered only as a last resort among available methods.

Any individual child and/or their parent guardian who believes they have been discriminated against, may file a complaint with:

Mt. Lebanon Extended Day Program, Inc.
250 Mt. Lebanon Boulevard, Suite #414
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
PA Human Relations Commission
301 Fifth Avenue
Suite 390, Piatt Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Department of Human Services

Bureau of Equal Opportunity
Room 225, Health & Welfare Building
PO Box 2675
Harrisburg, PA 17105
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Office for Civil Rights
Suite 372, Public Ledger Building
150 South Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106-9111
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Department of Department of Human Services

Bureau of Equal Opportunity
Western Regional Office
301 Fifth Avenue
Suite 410, Piatt Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

The Board of Directors is made up of community volunteers who believe that high quality care should be available for all families needing care. To that end, the Board makes financial assistance funds available annually.

The Board sets high standards for programming and staffing and provides staff with a comprehensive benefits plan and educational opportunities.


President: John Orfanopoulos
Vice President: Amy Bumer Spikula
Treasurer: Larisa Murphy
Secretary: Lauren Boczkowski

Jill Ambrose
Luisa Beigi
Jeff Dieterle
Greg Gordon
Scott Hagy
Mariellen Kerr
Tracey Palmieri
Christa Smith

MLEDP constantly strives to be the highest-quality childcare program that kids love and our families trust. Although we take great pride in our skilled staff and valuable programs, we are committed to continually improving who we are and how we serve. To that end, we would be grateful if you would answer a few questions.

Please note this survey is entirely anonymous, however we have provided a space for your name if you desire.

Thank you for your time and your response.

Please provide your comments about how MLEDP is doing in the following areas:
* Indicates Required Field

My child Likes this Most about MLEDP:
My child Does Not Like this at MLEDP:
My child receives adequate time for homework:
On a scale of 1 to 5 rate MLEDP:

1:     2:     3:     4:     5: Excellent

I would like to see this improvement:
Additional Comments:
Name (Optional):
* Center Name you are commenting on:

This is to assure you of our concern for the safety and welfare of the children attending the Mt. Lebanon Extended Day School Year Programs at our Centers. Our Emergency Operations Plan provides for responses to different types of emergencies. Depending on the circumstances of the emergency, we will use one of the following protective actions.

  • Immediate Evacuation: Children will be evacuated to a designated safe area on the grounds (inside or outside) of the school, in the event of a fire or other on-site emergency.
  • In-Place Sheltering: Sudden occurrences, weather or hazardous materials related may dictate that taking cover in the building is the best immediate response.
  • Evacuation: Total evacuation of the facility may become necessary if there is danger in the area. In this case, children will be taken to one of two designated evacuation sites. Parents will be contacted.
  • Modified Operation: May include cancellation/postponements or rescheduling of normal activities. These actions are normally taken in cases of severe weather conditions or building problems (such as, utility interruptions) that make it unsafe for children to travel or remain in the building.

• Listen to KDKA Radio 1020 AM or watch the Mt. Lebanon Cable Channel for announcements relating to any of the emergency actions listed above. If possible, an e-mail notice to your e-mail will be sent and if possible announcements will be posted on our website.

• We ask that you do not call during an emergency. This will keep the main telephone line free to make emergency calls and relay information. We will call you to let you know that we’ve taken one of the above protective actions. We will also call you when the situation has been resolved and it is safe to come and pick up your child.

• We specifically urge you not to make different arrangements during an emergency. This will only create additional confusion and divert staff from their assigned duties.

In order to ensure the safety of your children and our staff, we ask your understanding and cooperation. Should you have any additional questions prior to an emergency regarding our operating procedures, contact:

Daryl Lucke, Executive Director: 412-343-1661 Ext: 113


Backpacks at MLEDP

Please do not send any items in your child’s backpack that are marked Keep Out of the Reach of Children. All medications, sunscreens and any other items marked Keep Out of the Reach of children must be turned in to a staff member. Backpacks accessible to children, in any room, will be checked.

Mt. Lebanon Extended Day Program Provides Child Care in a Group Setting

Please Review the Child Expectations Checklist in the Registration Forms Packet to ensure that your child has a successful experience in our Group Setting.

Phone Numbers.

Notify Staff if Your Contact Information Changes, especially the phone number to be used during the time your child is at extended day. This is most important for the safety and security of your child.