Our Half Day Preschool/Pre-K Program offers a comprehensive educational experience for ages 3 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.


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
Starfish (3 years)

9:15am - 12:15pm
Mon/Wed/Fri (3 days)


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

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

9:15am - 12:15pm
Mon/Wed/Fri (3 days)


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

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“Exceptional” is my favorite word to describe KC.  From the care given to my child, to the lessons she is taught every day, Kids Cottage is exceptional in everything that they do.  I am so grateful for the help in raising Sophia.  You have been there with me almost from the beginning and have played such an active role in her development. The Kids Cottage staff has helped to keep my daughter excited about learning.  I want the best for my child, and at Kids Cottage the best is what I have gotten.  Once again thank you is just not enough to express my gratitude to everyone at KC.

Tina Allen


Preschool Registration 2022-23

Preschool and Pre-K Registration 2022-23 is currently FULL with a waiting list.