Our Half Day Preschool/Pre-K Program offers a comprehensive educational experience for ages 2 years to 5 years. We provide a solid foundation for the early school years where children engage in discovery art, math, literacy, science projects, dramatic play, music, movement, Handwriting Without Tears, circle, and center time. Our highly qualified teachers use Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences, Creative Curriculum, and the Delaware Early Learning Foundations for School Success which creates an individualized experience for each learner and promotes language, social/emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Students are inspired and engaged in an interactive, well-rounded environment that supports a lifelong love of learning.

Preschool Admission

Admission is on a first come, first serve basis, with an overall goal of the best possible mix of race, religion, sex, and economic status.

Preschool Withdrawal

A 30 day written notice is required if you should choose to withdraw your child during the school year and the next month's tuition is due in full. No exceptions.

Refunds

After a 30 day withdrawal period, any additional advanced payments will be refunded. Withdrawals for the same month will not be returned.

Progress Reports and Conferences

Teachers will hold conferences with parents in November and May. The students will receive a written progress report at each conference. Your involvement will give you an understanding of our program, goals, and expectations. The staff will maintain a close parent/teacher relationship. Parents should feel free to contact the school and request additional conferences if needed. All parents will receive daily notes, monthly newsletters, and a calendar each month.

Class Groupings

Children will be grouped by age according to the State of Delaware's August 31st cutoff date.

Half Day Preschool Tuition Rates
Sand Crabs (2 years)

9:15am - 12:15pm
Mon/Wed/Fri (3 days)
$345/month OR $3,105/yr
9 months (Sept-May)

OR

9:15am - 12:15pm
Tues/Thurs (2 days)
$220/month OR $1,980/yr

OR

9:15am-12:15pm  Mon - Fri (5 days)
$455/month OR $4,095/yr
(billings are on the first of the month)

Starfish (3 years)

9:15am - 12:15pm
Mon/Wed/Fri (3 days)
$345/month OR $3,105/yr
9 months (Sept-May)

OR

9:15am - 12:15pm
Tues/Thurs (2 days)
$220/month OR $1,980/yr

OR

Mon - Fri (5 days)
$455/month OR $4,095/yr
(billings are on the first of the month)

Half Day Pre-Kindergarten
Seahorses (4 -5 years)

9:00am - 12:00pm
Mon/Wed/Fri (3 days)
$345/month OR $3,105/yr
9 months (Sept-May)

OR

Mon - Fri (5 days)
$455/month OR $4,095/yr
(billings are on the first of the month)

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What Others Say...

I just wanted to touch base to let you know how happy John and I are with preschool this year.  Both of the girls are really enjoying themselves, and learning a lot! Kaela talks about her teachers and friends quite a bit, and was so thrilled to show me the pumpkin she made the other day.  She sings songs from class ALL THE TIME and seems to really enjoy the books, arts and crafts and activities they do.

I can't say enough wonderful things about Ms. Renee and Ms. Liz.  Mia is having such a great time in class, so excited to tell me about her day, what they've done, and what's coming up.  She is overjoyed to get projects and homework, and has so much fun doing both.

All four of us are really happy.  Thanks for all of your efforts in keeping our kids happy and educated.

The Gordon Family

 
 

Preschool Registration 2019-20

Preschool and Pre-K Registration for the 2019-2020 is underway! Call us today at 302-644-7690 to register!