3rd Annual Soul Giving Holiday Feast-November 20

This year NCC’s Early Learning and Early Intervention Center (ELC) hosted  the Two 6 Foundation and Faces of Adversity’s 3rd Annual Soul Giving Holiday Feast. Through their shared passion for children, seniors, college students, disenfranchised and military families, these organizations continued the tradition of fostering a family environment. NCC partnered with the organizations …

Taste of the Harvest – October 22

On Sunday, October 22nd The ARC celebrated the Harvest, at the Bridge Park Plots and The ARC Farm. Family and friends experienced tasting from the gardens. Meals prepared by Chef Nelson as well as recipes for juices. Nelson worked tirelessly throughout the weekend to ensure the event was a success. …

Autism Speaks Walk in Washington, DC – October 7

On Saturday, October 7, 2017 NCC employees and their guests as well as supported NCC participants, took part in the Autism Speaks Walk Washington, D.C. Our involvement helped raise awareness and provided support by raising funds that fuel research and vital lifelong programs for so many in need. Continued support from …

NCC and Wegmans Become Partners – October 1

NCC continues to create strategic partnerships with organizations to assist us in becoming a five-star quality organization. By achieving performance and organizational excellence, Belinda Wiley, VP of Community Support Services met with a representative of Wegmans to determine how we could establish a relationship by sharing resources, values, vision and …

The Community Garden at the ELC – September 22

On Friday, September 22, 2017, NCC officially opened the community garden at the Early Learning Center!  As guests, we had families from ELC, councilman Robert White, Deputy Mayor Chung and residents from the local community. We’d like to send a special thank you to all of those who attended. It …

Graham-Cassidy Bill Rally on Capitol Hill – September 19

Focused on public policies and their impact on our society, NCC Employees joined many others on Capitol Hill in September to express their concerns with the proposed Graham/Cassidy Bill. With political supporters such as Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, American citizens rallied together to demonstrate their discontent. Following the rally, …

NCC Featured in Bainum Family Foundation Blog: “High-Quality Early Learning for All: Defying Delays, Disabilities”

by: Arrealia Gavins (Senior Manager of Early Learning, Practice for the Bainum Family Foundation) We believe all children deserve an equal chance to reach their full potential and thrive. And when high-quality early learning is available and tailored to each infant or toddler’s individual needs, the sky is the limit. This …

Join Us For Seeding Day!!!!

The 11th Street Bridge Park and the University of the Disctrict of Columbia are partnering to establish urban gardens in Ward 8 to combat health related disparities, due to Ward 8 being a food desert. The National Children’s Center is a new site and on Saturday, July 22, 2017 from …

NCC Featured in Afro: “White Proposes Early Child Development Bill”

Our Early Learning Center’s Executive Director, Dr. Keesha Blythe (left) and Parent-Teacher Association President, Aliscia Jackson (center) were featured in the June 29th Afro article titled, “White Proposes Early Child Development Bill”. The article focused on District of Columbia’s Council member (At-large) Robert White (right) proposed bill, “The Bolstering Early …

NCC Featured on WUSA 9

NCC’s Early Learning Center and Executive Director, Dr. Keesha Blythe, was featured on WUSA 9 last night to ask for help for our garden. The center needs a fence to keep intruders out of the garden. DC Councilman Robert White has also reached out to the community to see if anyone can …