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Teachers and students at the ELC.

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has renewed the 5-year accreditation for UD’s Early Learning Center (ELC) located on our Newark Children’s Campus.

The ELC’s outstanding team of classroom and administrative staff support hundreds of children, families and UD students. Their dedication and devotion throughout a year-long self-study process, which measured their program and its services against NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards and more than 400 related accreditation criteria, has earned them an accreditation that fewer than 10% of early care and education programs in the country achieve.

Percentage of Met Criteria by Program Standard:
1. Relationships 100%
2. Curriculum 100%
3. Teaching 100%
4. Assessment of Child Progress 100+%*
5. Health 100+%*
6. Teachers 100+%*
7. Families 100+%*
8. Community Relationships 100+%*
9. Physical Environment 100+%*
10. Leadership and Management 100+%*

* Score includes credit given for meeting Emerging Criteria.

The ELC has received a 5-Star rating as a top quality early education center through the Delaware Stars for Early Success.