Exceptional Care for Children (ECC) continues to exercise strict infection control and strict visitation policies according to the State of Delaware, CDC, and CMS guidelines. Our leadership team meets weekly to review the latest information, and to ensure that these policies are implemented to keep our children and staff safe.

Our infection control policies include social distancing, hand washing, proper use of PPE, and the screening of all staff, vendors, and resident support visitors. The information listed on this webpage is not entirely comprehensive of our guidelines and policies.

If you have questions, concerns, or questions about ECC’s current COVID-19 policies, please call us at 302-894-1001 or by email.


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At this time, visitors are not permitted unless approved by our leadership team and all facility tours are canceled.

Updated resident support visitor communications are sent by our Director of Child Advocacy & Volunteerism weekly to families.

For the health and safety of our residents and employees, Volunteers are currently restricted from visiting Exceptional Care for Children. In lieu of interacting directly with our residents here at ECC, we are currently offering Virtual Volunteer opportunities.

For an updated list of Virtual Volunteer opportunities, please reach out to Emily Holcombe.

During this time, ECC remains committed to providing a haven and home for the region’s most fragile children. Our exceptional staff is doing the most to fight COVID-19 while also ensuring that our children remain focused on the simple joys of childhood.

Your financial support will help elevate the strain that our organization is facing due to this crisis. As the COVID-19 situation changes daily, our needs may change.

Click here to support ECC’s COVID-19 fund.

Gift-In-Kind Donations: If you are interested in making a gift-in-kind donation, please email us to coordinate.