Leslie A. Johnson Center


The Leslie A. Johnson Center is located at 2401 Northeast Boulevard in the Northeastern section of Wilmington. It is the second largest Wilmington Head Start educational center with 9 classrooms with capacity for 169 children. One of these classrooms accepts Purchase of Care, they are open year-round from 7 AM to 5:30 PM. This center serves the Northeastern section of Wilmington and two small areas in the Western/Southwestern part of the city.

Bus service is provided on a first-come, first-served basis to children who need transportation to school, home and/or to daycare (this service is not offered to full day classrooms). The staff includes 9 teachers, 9 teacher assistants and three Family Service Advocates.

The teachers plan a variety of educational activities, using the Creative Curriculum as a framework. We teach them behavioral expectations in the preschool setting using the Positive Behavior Support curriculum. We participate in the University of Delaware’s Human Emotions Lab, teaching our children how to properly identify and handle their emotions through UD’s Emotions Course. The classrooms include various centers for the children including blocks, toys and games, art, dramatic play and computers.

Just like all of the Wilmington Head Start centers, this center provides nutritious meals consisting of a breakfast and lunch daily. All Wilmington Head Start meals are pork and peanut free. The menus are varied and the children are urged to try new dishes. The children will bring home the monthly menu for the parents to view. Please see the additional information concerning Nutrition.

Kimberly Winder is the Center Manager and she can be contacted at kwinder@wilmheadstart.org or by telephone at 302-762-8038, ext. 17.




Center Center Details Location Map
Leslie A. Johnson Center Manager Kimberly Winder
2401 Northeast Blvd. Operating Times 9:00 am-1:30 pm/8:00 am-2:00 pm/7:00 am-5:30 pm
Wilmington DE 302 - 762-8038 # of Students 154