The Centre is self-supporting and running costs are met by fees and recurrent grants from the State Government. The Mitchell Early Learning Centre Inc. is responsible for the management of the Centre. A Management Committee of interested parents/carers and others meets regularly to administer all operations of the Centre. The members of the Management Committee are elected at the Annual General Meeting held in March each year. Families are invited to attend Management Committee meetings, assist with projects and attend social gatherings. The Centre has an open door policy for all families.
Mitchell Early Learning Centre works within the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia, which is a guide developed by the Federal Government for early childhood educators who work with children from birth to five years. The framework has been developed to ensure each child receives quality education programs in their early childhood setting. MELC seeks to be a model of best practice in the early learning community.