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.

Early Learning Center – Newark
Early Learning Center-Newark childcare and education facility which provides a research, teaching and practicum site for faculty and students serves 20 NDEHS children in an integrated center-based child care partnership with NDEHS in the Newark area.

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.

Hilltop Lutheran Neighborhood Center
Hilltop Lutheran Neighborhood Center serves 22 children and their families in an integrated center based childcare partnership in the Hilltop neighborhood of Wilmington.

NDEHS will provide funding to Hilltop for a family advocate to provide all the family support components of EHS. 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.

All centers operate five days a week, year-round providing full-day care in conjunction with Purchase of Care dollars.

If you have a question about our center-based programs, please contact us!