The Charles R. Drew
Early Learning Center
envisions a world where all children are recognized as valued members of their communities and are provided with the education necessary to assume the role of their choosing.

MISSION STATEMENT
Our mission is to inclusively enhance the lives of our students and their families. The center is dedicated to providing a safe, developmentally appropriate environment to all preschool children. Our focus is to provide a stimulating early childhood experience, which promotes each child's social/emotional, cognitive, language, and physical development. We appreciate the differences found amongst our families and our colleagues. We are committed to providing an environment in which diversity, distinction and merit are affirmed, celebrated and enhanced.

The scopes of services at CRDELC are comprehensive. They include education, recreation, socialization, music and dance, health services, physical examinations and follow-up, speech therapy, physical and occupational therapy, psychological examinations, nutritional services and referrals to myriad of community and support services for our children and their families.
109-45 207th Street
Queens Village, NY 11429
(718) 740-2400
Background

The Charles R. Drew Early Learning Center (CRDELC) was established in June of 1971 for the purpose of educating young children. We are a non-for-profit 501c organization. Operated by the Queens County Educators for Tomorrow, Inc.

The CRDELC is the only fully funded center in Queens contracted with the Administration for Children’s Services which provides special education services for pre-school students and is an evaluation site with the capability of evaluating children to determine psychological, educational, social and emotional difficulties.