Early Learning Center

  • Civil rights activist and self-described "Grandmother of Juneteenth," Opal Lee reads to students at the Early Learning Center, as part of her visit to the University of Delaware.

    Grandmother of Juneteenth

    November 22, 2021

    At 89 years old, Opal Lee, a retired teacher, counselor, community activist and organizer, decided she had not done enough. Yes, she had planned and celebrated Juneteenth in Fort Worth, Texas for more than 40 years. But now it was 2016, and many Americ …

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  • Redesigned outdoor learning spaces at UD’s Early Learning Center keep children in “pods” to minimize the risk of spreading coronavirus

    UD’s Early Learning Center Reopens

    September 3, 2020

    Teachers and children return with new coronavirus screening and cleaning procedures The University of Delaware’s Early Learning Center is once again open for children. Despite the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, UD’s only full-day early educat …

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  • Matt Terranova

    Art alumnus brings campus to UD’s youngest students

    July 9, 2019

    Many artists may aspire to see their work hanging on a wall for public view, but for University of Delaware alumnus Matt Terranova, his work often is the wall itself. Since graduating in 2006 from the visual communications program in the Department of …

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  • New Castle County Master Gardeners work with students at UD's Early Learning Center.

    Edible Forest Garden

    June 24, 2019

    UD students learn and help staff teach children where food comes from On an overcast Saturday morning, staff and volunteers gathered at the Early Learning Center and Laboratory Preschool, both located on the University of Delaware’s Children’s Campus. …

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  • Family workshop at the Early Learning Center

    Family Workshops at the ELC

    April 24, 2019

    The Early Learning Center recently wrapped up a series of family workshops which included; Supporting Math at Home, Reading with Young Children and Getting Ready for Kindergarten.  The workshops were presented by the Delaware Readiness Teams to ELC fam …

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  • ELC Celebrates Diversity with first Multi-Cultural Family Fair

    ELC Celebrates Diversity with first Multi-Cultural Family Fair

    February 9, 2019

    This past Thursday, the ELC celebrated diversity by providing the opportunity for families to share their voice.  Families could participate in a variety of ways.  Some families shared their culture by designing family flags with their children at home …

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  • Early Learning Center Receiving Beautiful Renovations

    October 12, 2018

    The ELC is in the second stage of receiving a some beautiful renovations as they move into their 15th year servicing children and families!  During the Fall of 2018 a new roof was put on the building. This Fall, new countertops and a fresh coat of pain …

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  • ELC Celebrates 14th Anniversary

    ELC Celebrates 14th Anniversary

    October 12, 2018

    Recently, the Early Learning Center celebrated its 14th year serving families in the greater Newark Community. The celebration included music performed by two University of Delaware students playing Jazz music on the vibraphone and keyboard, food, face …

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  • Navigating Kindergarten Registration

    October 12, 2018

    This month, First Lady Carney will join the Delaware Readiness Teams on Thursday, October 18th to launch Delaware’s first ever Kindergarten Registration Campaign.  Children who live in Delaware are eligible for kindergarten in fall of 2019 if they turn …

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  • ELC Staff Join Paul in the Walk for Autism 2018

    ELC Staff Join Paul in the Walk for Autism 2018

    April 23, 2018

    The ELC received a lovely note from Paul and his family thanking the ELC for their support in the Autism Walk this past weekend.  Paul works with the ELC Nutrition team serving meals and unpacking deliveries.  For more information about the walk you ca …

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