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.

Enrichment Program

The Enrichment Program is a very popular, fun filled afternoon! We make it our mission to ignite the love of learning while reinforcing the skills necessary for future success.We are committed to fostering a learning atmosphere that is fun and engaging for our 3-5 year old children. Subjects taught are: Reading/Writing, Math, Science, and Cooking. Students in both the half day and full day preschool program can enroll. It is also open to the public.

  • Classes: T/TH, MWF, or M-F
  • Cost: Varies upon days chosen
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)
$325/month OR $2,925/yr
9 months (Sept-May)

OR

9:15am - 12:15pm
Tues/Thurs (2 days)
$210/month OR $1,890/yr

OR

9:15am-12:15pm  Mon - Fri (5 days)
$435/month OR $3,915/yr
(billings are on the first of the month)

Starfish (3 years)

9:15am - 12:15pm
Mon/Wed/Fri (3 days)
$325/month OR $2,925/yr
9 months (Sept-May)

OR

9:15am - 12:15pm
Tues/Thurs (2 days)
$210/month OR $1,890/yr

OR

Mon - Fri (5 days)
$435/month OR $3,915/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)
$325/month OR $2,925/yr
9 months (Sept-May)

OR

Mon - Fri (5 days)
$435/month
(billings are on the first of the month)

What Others Say...

"We have been extremely happy with Kids Cottage and how well our kids have done since being there. Our son was just enrolled in Rehoboth Elementary School and the staff there was very impressed with how well he did on his DIAL screening. When we told them he just graduated from Kids Cottage, they had nothing but good things to say about you all and the children who have come to them from there and how well those children have done. Thank you!"

The Thompsons

 

Preschool Registration 2017-18

Preschool and Pre-K Registration begins Monday, January 16th at 8am for current students and siblings! Registration opens to the PUBLIC on January 23rd, so do not delay! We are anticipating a waiting list again this year!