The ELC strives to provide high-quality early childhood education and early intervention for children with and without disabilities in an inclusive educational setting.
The ELC is NCC’s flagship early education program in Washington, DC
The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) recommend the “inclusion” method as the best practice model for early childhood education and intervention. Using the evidence-based Creative Curriculum and corresponding outcome measurement system, NCC is able to provide a play-centered environment with individualized instruction, which helps each child reach his or her greatest possible potential.
NCC partners with the people that we serve, their families and others in the community, to work toward a clear vision for the future. We believe that people with developmental disabilities should have every resource necessary to live, learn, work, grow and thrive in their community – which fully embraces them as valued and contributing members of society.