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Early Childhood Programs

The Indian River School District Early Childhood Programs are committed to meeting the needs of preschool aged children with and without identified disabilities and their families.

Supervisor: Dr. Audrey Carey

Learning Years


Early Childhood Screenings

for 2018-2019 School Year

The Indian River School District is conducting early childhood screenings for children ages 3-4 to determine eligibility to attend an early childhood program!

Contact your “home school” to set up an appointment at your nearest hub.

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Use the submenu on the right to find information on specific programs offered at IRSD

The Early Childhood screening process:

  1. Contact your "home school" to set up an appointment at your nearest hub
  2. Please bring the necessary documentation to the appointment 
  3. While your child is screened for vision and hearing you will fill out registration information and will include your input by completing the "Ages and Stages Parent Questionnaire".
  4. Coordinator will discuss results with you and will refer you to the appropriate early childhood program within the school district.

To expedite registration, please bring the following:

  • Proof of residency
  • Official birth certificate
  • Immunization record
  • State law requires each student to have a physical examination attending preschool

Tuition
Families who do not qualify for other programs can apply to our Tuition program. Tuition program provides preschool services for 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.

Purchase of Care 
Purchase of Care (POC)/Subsidized Child Care, is offered through the Delaware Department of Health and Social Service (DHSS). Parents must meet DHSS guidelines. Families that do not qualify for  our other programs, may apply for our POC program. POC provides preschool services for four-year-old children. The goal is to prepare children to be successful in kindergarten and beyond.