Priority Based

Priority Based program provides free services to children who are "at risk" for school difficulties. The goal is to provide early, continuous, intensive, and comprehensive education, as well as family support services, to help prepare the children for later school success.

Families and children must qualify for this program, and the District prioritizes children who are in greatest need. Each child and his or her family must complete an application (which includes proving District residency), at risk factors questions  and screening process to determine their at-risk status. Please note that application submission does not ensure entrance to the program

Who is Eligible?

  •  4 years old by August 31

  • Live within the Indian River School District

  • At-risk families

Location

  • Georgetown Elementary

  • North Georgetown Elementary

  • East Millsboro

  • Long Neck Elementary

  • Early Learning Center

  • Howard T. Ennis

Purchase of Care

*Coming Soon*

Purchase of Care (POC)/Subsidized Child Care, is offered through the Delaware Department of Health and Social Service (DHSS). Families that do not qualify for  our other programs, may apply for our POC program.Parents must meet DHSS guidelines. Click here for more information. 

 

POC provides preschool services to prepare children to be successful in kindergarten and beyond through education in the areas of language, literacy, social-emotional, physical development, health, nutrition and mental wellness.

Who is Eligible?

  • Qualify under the DHSS guidelines

  • Applied for POC 

  • Children 3 years old or 4 years old by August 31

  • Live within the Indian River School District

Location

  • POC slots are only offered at the Indian River School District Early Learning Center. 

Contact Information:

Denise Garcia

Family Service Coordinator

(302)732-1346

Tuition 

Tuition slots are limited for both ages

Tuition program provides preschool services for three or four-year-old children at an affordable rate. The goal is to prepare children to be successful in kindergarten and beyond through education in the areas of language, literacy, social-emotional, physical development, health, nutrition and mental wellness. 

 

PRESCHOOL (Age 3): $250 per month
Child must be 3 years of age by August 31st

  • AM Preschool - Monday-Friday         

  • PM Preschool - Monday-Friday    

*3 year old slots are only available at the Early Learning Center*

 

HALF DAY PRE-K (Age 4): $250 per month

Child must be 4 years of age by August 31st

  • AM Pre-K - Monday-Friday     

  • PM Pre-K - Monday-Friday          

 

HTE Pre-K (Age 4):  $250.00 per month

Child must be 4 years of age by August 31st

  • Full Day

Who is Eligible?

  • Children 3 years old or 4 years old by August 31 

  • Live within the Indian River School District

Location

  • Georgetown Elementary

  • North Georgetown Elementary

  • East Millsboro

  • Long Neck Elementary

  • Early Learning Center

  • Howard T. Ennis

Early Learning 

30207 Frankford School Rd. Frankford, DE 19945

(302) 732-1346

Email: Childfind@irsd.k12.de.us