Newark Day Nursery and Childrens Center  

NDNCC is dedicated to providing the highest quality
early childhood and school age services to educate, enrich,
and inspire children and youth from culturally and
economically diverse families.


Newark Day Nursery and Childrens Center
921 Barksdale Road - Newark, Delaware 19711


(302) 731-4925


Early Care and Education (ECE):
6 weeks - 5 years













School Age Care
Age 6 - 14



Summer Camp
Age 6 - 14


NAEYC accredited


Accredited by American Camp Association
DE Stars
United Way member
A United Way Member Agency


"It feels like family here -- a nice friendly,
secure atmosphere."



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NDNCC News & Events

This page includes news, coming events, community information and other NDNCC items of interest to residents of the Newark, Delaware area.

Summer Camp a success!
Summer camp flew by again this year. The campers were very busy with many outdoor activities, arts & craft projects, swimming, team games and field trips to the Dover Air Mobility Museum, the Franklin Institute, Hershey Park, Dorney Park, and Rehoboth Beach/Cape Henlopen. Keep the date of February 4th, 2014 in your mind for next summer's camp enrollment!

Soup Sharing Planned for November 27th
Family members will be invited to join their children for some tasty, homemade soup in the classrooms. The soup is actually put together from donations from NDNCC families and each classroom has a hand in it' s preparation. The children enjoy seeing the colorful array of vegetables, beans and pasta that come together to make the soup.

Annual Meeting Recap
NDNCC's Annual Meeting was held Thursday evening February 28th. The event included a dinner of Bruschetta Chicken, Rice Pilaf, vegetables in cheese sauce and Balsamic Tortellini salad! Boy was that good! It was prepared by our own wonderful kitchen staff. A short recap of 2012 accomplishments was provided, followed by employee service awards including two 10 years service awards, a 5 year award and several 1 year awards. The families also enjoyed a performance by Clem Bowen, and the opportunity to see our children's creativity through the art displayed throughout the building!

Classroom Events at NDNCC
Our Pre-School and Pre-Kindergarten classes have been enjoying their Chinese Culture lessons with Ms. Tina from the Confucius Institute, a partnership with the University of Delaware. Read Aloud Delaware volunteers spend several hours per week reading to our children. The ECE children are also participating in two other partnership programs with UD, the KidFit program, and the Community Music School music lessons.Back-to-School night was a success, and we look forward to more family-centered activities. Planned activities include Family Game Nights and Movie Nights.School Age classrooms are enjoying their afternoon special interest clubs.

Fall Assessments Underway
Our ECE staff have completed the fall child assessments using the Teaching Strategies Gold assessment tool. They are now holding conferences with families, reviewing the children's progress towards research-based developmental benchmarks.

New HVAC and Playground Equipment grants!
NDNCC received a grant from the Energy Efficiency Investment Fund (EEIF). These dollars will be used to help replace our HVAC sy-tem with a new, energy efficient system. This will save us thousands of dollars in energy and maintenance costs. We were also awarded a grant from the Infrastructure Fund managed by Children and Families First. This funding, made possible through the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant administered by Delaware’s Office of Early Learning, will allow us to replace an aging structure on our playground. We express gratitude on behalf of our families for these investments in the children's futures.

Thank you volunteers!
NDNCC would like to thank the many Days of Caring employees who recently volunteered at our center. They helped us with the many tasks involved in a center of our size, including landscaping, painting and assembling furniture. These volunteer hours save us thousands of dollars that we can then redirect into the programming for our children! If your workplace would be interested in having a volunteer day at our center, please contact our Exec. Director, John Fisher-Klein at 731-4925.


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