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Early Learning Center – Wilmington

Early Learning Center – Wilmington, a University of Delaware partnership with Neighborhood House Inc. serves 30 children and their families in an integrated center-based child care partnership model in the Southbridge section of Wilmington.

The Early Learning Center is a teaching and practicum site for faculty, students and community providers.  NDEHS provides the family support component placing a family advocate (s) at the site full time.  In collaboration with classroom staff the family advocate provide(s) home visits.  Home visits are based on a traditional home based visit, providing the child and family with additional supports and focusing on the parent as the child’s most important teacher.  These visits occur in the home and at the child care center.

The center operated five days a week, year-round providing full-day care in conjunction with Purchase of Care dollars.

If you have a question about our ELC-Wilmington center-based program, please contact us!

New Directions Early Head Start   •   University of Delaware
321 S. College Avenue  •   Newark, DE 19716  •   USA
Phone: 302-831-0584  •   Fax: 302-831-4070