Welcome to the UD Early Learning Center!
The ELC was opened in 2004 as an extension of the UD College of Education and Human Development. Our program includes two facilities, ELC Newark on Wyoming Road and ELC Wilmington located in the Neighborhood House. As a University practicum site, the ELC serves UD students, faculty and researchers while providing a nationally accredited program through the National Association for the Education of Young Children. We pride ourselves on the diversity represented in our community and invite all community members to apply.
The ELC provides a model of quality early care and education services for children and their families which supports the academic and research programs of the University.
Our Vision is to lay the foundation for exceptional practice for future leaders in the field of early childhood education in partnership with families, the university community and professionals locally and globally, and most importantly for our children.