Howard University Early Learning Program is NAEYC Accredited

The Howard University Early Learning Program (HUELP) is conveniently located on Howard University's main campus at Building 58, 531 College Street NW, Washington, DC 20059. It is licensed in the District of Columbia, accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and a member of the National Coalition for Campus Children's Centers (NCCCC).

The program includes the Adele B. McQueen Preschool, the Howard University Kindergarten, and the Howard University Summer STEAM Camp. Each classroom reflects a community of learners bringing together children of various ages, interests and abilities. The curriculum evolves from the contributions of children, parents and teachers in an atmosphere of exchange and interaction. Rich classroom experiences and regularly scheduled field trips are designed to promote positive growth and development and to enhance learning. Cooperative projects are encouraged to build self confidence, to foster cooperation, and to support learning that occurs when children are working in teams or in groups. 


HUELP is managed by a highly qualified director with a Master's degree in Education. Each of the three classrooms has a Lead Teacher and Instructional Assistant with a Bachelor's degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Human Development or Reading. Lead teachers and instructional assistants share classroom responsibilities and instructional time. Support staff also have the appropriate certifications required by the District of Columbia Department of Health to work with young children and their families.