NCC Provides Critical Services leveraging our experience and resources to meet the needs of the community.
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
ELC's mission is to provide high-quality early childhood education and early intervention for children (ages 8 weeks to 5 years) 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.