The Indian River School District Early Learning, offers integrated preschool programs for children ages three and four. Classrooms include children with identified disabilities as well as children without identified disabilities.  Based on research and developmentally-appropriate practice, this “inclusion” model of programming, where children with and without disabilities are educated together, is considered to be best practice. By implementing the inclusion model, IRSD Early Learning gives ALL children access to participate in age-appropriate learning opportunities, and the supports necessary to do so.
We are excited to provide your child with a high-quality, enriching, early childhood experience! The Indian River School District is pleased to welcome your child to the beginning of adventures in learning and cooperating with other children. The variety of experiences will develop your child’s confidence and excitement towards learning.
This website offers information on the screening process (Child Find), steps to getting started, application process and many resources for parents. We hope to facilitate Early Learning process and help parents become their child's advocate.  
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The Delaware Department of Education is offering a series of Virtual Parent Education Workshops entitled, “Parent as Coach, Developing a Family Dream Team.” Facilitator Darrell Andrews is a nationally-acclaimed speaker. Over the course of the next few months, Mr. Andrews will offer a series of virtual workshops with hopes of motivating and providing parents with user-friendly strategies to assist them in maximizing their students’ overall academic success. 
Sussex County: Monday, March 22, 2021, 7:00 – 8:30pm EST

ZOOM Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85874279615
Delaware Department
Office of Early Learning
 Mission Statement

The mission of the Delaware Department of Education, Office of Early Learning is to 
“create and sustain a comprehensive and cohesive statewide network of early learning partners to achieve desired outcomes for children, birth through age eight, and their families.”

Our Mission 
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The Indian River School District believes that all children deserve an opportunity to maximize their potential and realize academic success.  Furthermore, the district believes that all children can learn and should be fully included in early care and education programs that have the flexibility and resources to accommodate individual’s unique needs and abilities.