Our Story

We’ve loved every minute of our journey

About Us...

Northeast Early Learning Center, LLC is now Thirst 2 Learn Child Development Center, located in Claymont at 2400 Philadelphia Pike. The new ownership of Thirst 2 Learn became effective on September 1, 2020.

The Northeast ELC company initially opened its doors in September 2011. After identifying many children within the inner city of Wilmington, who were either without care, or receiving care from substandard facilities, It's founders felt there was a strong need in the area for a center that truly cared about the healthy development and well being of ALL children, regardless of their SES. Northeast ELC upon opening, realized that in order to reach some of these children, a different approach to speaking to them, must be used; a different approach to nurturing them, must be used, and that a different approach to (ensure they are) learning, must be used...

Our Mission

It was with this realization that the focus for the center would be to iNspire. It is our theory that how much a child learns, is based primarily on how much the child wants to learn. Motivation is the key to unlock all potential. At Northeast Early Learning Center...we iNspire!!!

Motivation is the key to unlock all potential


What we offer:​

Thirst 2 Learn Child Development Center introduces your child to a whole new dimension of ECE (Early Childhood Education)... 

Our academic lessons meet or exceed the state standards to prepare your early learner for school. From our youngest learners to our school age group, we have a comprehensive, motivational curriculum, that will hone in on your child’s interest, potential, and learning styles. Our holistic approach to early education focuses on the whole child (mind, body, and soul). We offer a safe exploratory environment full of wonder, along with a nurtu​ring staff who value the importance of education. Our day consists of a structured daily schedule, packed with fun activities, including YOGA and other mindfulness activities. Be it the foreign language, innovative arts and crafts, or even lunch, our children get inspired because they are always exposed to something new and exciting. Let your child get iNspired at Thirst2Learn!

Our iNspiring Team

Our team members are not just Caregivers, we are all mothers and know the importance of quality care

Linda Benson-Fleming

Executive Director

Mrs. Fleming has been in the childcare field for over 10 years, She has a 30 year background in business administration and a B.S. degree in Psychology (w/a concentration in education & business). She has a true desire to inspire young children and believes that motivation is the key.

Anne Jackson

Curriculum Coordinator

Ms. Jackson has been with the company since 2013. She yields over 30 years experience in the field and has training with special needs. She currently assists with the management of day to day operations, and teaches the morning sessions in our infant Room.

Annissia Pinkley

PreSchool Coordinator

Ms. A as she is affectionately known, has been a member of the T2L team since 2016. For the last six years, has been the Preschool (Rainbow Room) Teacher/Curriculum Coordinator.  

She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education and a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership both from Cabrini University.  she has  taught Pre-K  thru sixth grade.  She has also held the position as Assistant Principal at Delaware County Intermediate Unit Head Start Program; located in Chester, PA.  for a combined total of 21 years in the field

Lastly, I am a member of National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc.  This organization is a sorority of professional women who are educators that give back to the community to help the children of the future.

Dominique Sorbara


Ms. Dominique has been with company since July of 2018. She brings a world of creativity and lots of positive energy. She currently works with infants and toddlers, providing them with a plethora of nurture and affection.

Rose Bennett

PreK Teacher

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Sherita Rodgers

Toddler 2 Teacher

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S. Diane Chambers

Toddler 1 Teacher

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Ms. Sylvia Pinkney

Infant Room Supervisor

info coming soon. 

Amany Elads

Infant/Toddler Teacher

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Revonda Wise

Center Advisor/Asst. Director

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Suraieyiea Jefferson



Could This Be You?


Thirst 2 Learn is currently looking for an iNspiring Center Director to oversee the daily operations of the center. Candidate should have a Bachelors degree in ECE or related field, at least 5 years experience working in a childcare facility/environment, and must be a positive, motivational leader. Visit our Facebook page to apply. 

Think you have what it takes to iNspire? Come join our iNspiring team!

iNspiring teachers are warm, patient, nurturing and love working with children. If this is you, and you have the necessary qualifications, text T2LTeach to 22100 to apply or simply click the button below! 


Love to teach but cannot commit full time?...Join our Substitute Pool

Its easy... Just sign up with you DE First qualification, complete a satisfactory background check and become an on-call teacher*!

*Qualifications are needed for most positions

Favour Ahmed

Teacher (Substitute)

Ms. Favour, started with the company in 2016 as an Asst. Teacher in the infant room. She has worked however, in various capacities throughout the center, over the years. She is a hard worker and is extremely community oriented. She has brought so much to the children of Thirst 2 Learn, by way of culture, resources and experiences. Ms. Favour is currently pursuing her B.S.degree in Nursing.

Join our iNSPIRING Team

Open Positions

All non-managerial positions are part time unless otherwise stated.


PreSchool Teacher & Asst.


Toddler Teacher

Before/After School/Summer Camp Instructor


(TECE or College Credits required for all Teaching positions)


Substitutes (all positions)

*Degree required

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