ELC - Wilmington

Providing a Safe Environment

  • Entering and Exiting the Building: Families and other authorized individuals are required to enter and exit our building through playground doors only.
  • Signing Children In & Out: You must escort your child to/from the classroom and sign him/her out of the building so we know exactly who is in the building in the event of an emergency.
  • Picking Up Children: Only persons authorized by families will be able to pick up a child from the ELC. Authorized persons must be a minimum of 18 years old and will be asked to present identification.
  • Surveillance Features: The ELC is equipped with security cameras inside the building at the entrance from The Neighborhood House.

Additional Measures

  • All ELC staff and researchers are identified by a badge. University students also wear identification.
  • All full time ELC staff are required to have training in first aid, CPR/AED, blood borne pathogens, and the operation of a fire extinguisher.
  • Before working with children, all staff must have a criminal background check, including a child abuse registry check and adult abuse registry check. In addition, all staff are required to have a periodic health exam and TB test.
  • A playground is available and is equipped with age appropriate equipment set on a resilient material.  Fencing surrounds the perimeter of the playground.
  • Classrooms are equipped with age appropriate furniture, toys and equipment, as well as safety outlets throughout the room, and finger guards on bathroom doors. Infant rooms have diffused lighting to protect developing eyes.
  • Smoke, sprinkler and fire alarm systems throughout the building.