Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood

Main Office:

113 Pearson Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: (302) 831-3239
(302) 831-4223

Mailing Address:

Human Development & Family Sciences
111 Alison West
Newark, DE 19716

Students looking to participate in research projects through DIEEC should contact Dr. Hustedt at


DIEEC location and parking:

The main offices for the Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood are in Pearson Hall.

Pearson Hall is located on Academy Street, across the street from the Colburn Hall and the Harker ISE Lab. Parking is available using metered parking on Academy St., or in the Perkins Parking Garage.

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 Driving Directions to UD campus:

From the north: Take I-95 South to Delaware Exit 1-B; Route 896 North, which becomes South College Avenue at the intersection of Route 4. Continue straight approximately 2 miles on South College Avenue. Once you cross  over the bridge after UD’s STAR campus, you will come to a red light at East Park Place. Turn right onto East Park Place. At the next light, turn left onto Academy St. The Perkins Parking Garage will be on your right in the second block.

From Kirkwood Highway (Rte 2): Follow Kirkwood Highway, Rte 2, onto Main Street in Newark. Turn left onto Academy Street. Follow Academy Street to the Perkins Parking Garage which will be on your left.

Directions to Pearson Hall from parking garage: When you exit the parking garage and are facing Academy Street, turn right. Walk past Perkins Student Center, Penny Hall and Harker ISE Lab. Cross Lovett Street, and Pearson is the first building on your right. Enter the glass door and make a left down the hallway.