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ELC's mission is to provide high-quality early childhood education and early intervention for infants, toddlers and preschoolers in an inclusive educational setting. The inclusion model creates an environment whereby each child is able to receive the support they need in the same classroom as their developing peers - to learn, develop and enjoy positive interactions with one another.

ELC's mission is to provide high-quality early childhood education and early intervention for infants, toddlers and preschoolers in an inclusive educational setting. The inclusion model creates an environment whereby each child is able to receive the support they need in the same classroom as their developing peers - to learn, develop and enjoy positive interactions with one another.

ABOUT NCCELC

Who We Are

The Early Learning Center(ELC) is NCC's flagship early education program in Washington, DC and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children(NAEYC). NAEYC is the gold standard for early education across the country and only a few programs in the District of Columbia have reached this standard.

What We Do

NCC currently provides comprehensive services to nearly 200 children each year in DC. On-site physical, occupational and speech therapists are available. Resident Nurse of staff to help manage children's medications, administer breathing or feeding treatments, attend to accidents/injuries.

Why It's Critical

According to Chandler(2015), Child Trends released a report commissioned by The Bainum Family Foundation that states, "the achievement gap starts much earlier - in infancy - and the city isn't prepared to deal with it."
The Achievement gap in DC starts in infancy.

OUR TEAM

Teacher with Student
PROVIDING COMPREHENSIVE SERVICES

We serve hundreds of children in DC annually.

RESIDENT NURSES ON STAFF

Providing management of medications, breathing or feeding treatments and attention to accidents & injuries.

ACCREDITED BY NAEYC

The National Association for the Education of Young Children is the gold standard for early education across the country.

WHERE CHILDREN'S LIVES MATTER

NCC's Early Learning Center is accepting children 8 weeks to 5 years old with and without disabilities.

NCC ENGAGES THE ENTIRE FAMILY

We invite all family members to to participate in our daily educational and recreational programs.

COME VISTIT OUR HOME

Our doors are always open at 3400 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave S.E. Washington DC