First Student Day is Monday August 29th. 

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Welcome to the Home of the Littlest Riders
We are pleased to welcome the graduating class of 2029 to McIlvaine Early Childhood Center! If you have already completed the registration process you will receive a mailing filled with important information in the coming week. If you haven't yet registered your child for kindergarten please call McIlvaine ASAP to schedule a registration appointment or stop by McIlvaine Monday - Friday from 8am - 4pm. Please read through the mailing carefully as it has important information about the upcoming school year. If you have any questions please feel free to call McIlvaine's main office at (302) 335-5039 for assistance. Below are some important dates for the upcoming school year that you will need to mark in your calendar! We look forward to meeting you and working with your child this upcoming school year!
  • Tuesday, August 23rd from 4pm-6pm "Sneak-A-Peek" (Meet the teacher, see the classroom, etc.)
  • Thursday, August 25th from 11:30am - 1:30pm "Meet the Teacher"
  • Thursday, August 25th from 4pm-6pm "Sneak-A-Peek"
  • Monday, August 29th is the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
  • Wednesday, August 31st is Family Information Night (Times TBD)
  • Friday, September 2nd & Monday, September 5th there is NO SCHOOL in honor of Labor Day
Sneak-a-peek of your child's classroom during the following times:
  • Tuesday, August 23rd from 4pm-6pm
  • Thursday, August 25th from 11:30am - 1:30pm 
  • Thursday, August 25th from 4pm-6pm 
The Sneak-a-peek sessions have been designed in an open house format where you are able to access the school during any of the times listed above and spend time exploring the building and classroom. You will also have the opportunity to add money to your child's lunch account, drop off any outstanding paper work to the main office or nurse, meet the teacher, check bus routes, and make sure your child feels comfortable moving around the school!

If you intend to load money on your child’s lunch account we accept cash & checks at the school. If you need to load money using debit or credit you will need to use the online PayPams system. We will have information and a direction sheet for using this system available at our Sneak-A-Peek.

Our school nurse will be present at all three Sneak-A-Peek events to answer any questions that you may have and receive necessary documents and medications. Please be sure to turn in completed physical forms, immunization records, and lead levels. It is also necessary to turn in any outstanding required health records as soon as possible. If your child has a life threatening food allergy please bring in their Epi pen as soon as possible and their allergy action plan from their doctor as soon it is available. Remember all medications brought to school must be in the original container with the prescription label on the container. 

Do not forget to bring your child with his or her book bag to one of the Sneak-A-Peek events. We tag all students’ book bags at the beginning of the school year to help us identify students and ensure that they are going home on the correct bus. Once the tag has been placed on your child’s book bag we ask that you do not remove it as we continue to use this as the school year continues and update it as necessary. 
Kindergarten Registration Continues
Please come by anytime between 8am - 4pm Monday-Friday
For Information call McIlvaine at 335-5039

A child must turn 5 on or before August 31, 2016 to be able to register for Kindergarten

You must have the following documents in order to enroll your child: 

  •  A certified birth certificate
  • Proof of residency in the Caesar Rodney School District. This must be one of the following: a lease agreement, mortgage document, property tax receipt, or a current electric or gas bill.  The document must show the home address and name of the parent/guardian.
  • No P.O. Box addresses, driver license, phone bills, and cable bills are accepted for proof of residency.
  • We will not process any registration without these documents.
  • If you live with someone else who owns or leases the home, please call the office for information.
  • Photo ID of parent or guardian registering the student.
  • Guardianship papers (if needed).

 These health records, if available should be brought to registration: 

  1. a copy of the child’s physical (the physical may be up to 2 years old)
  2. a copy of the child’s lead level (Delaware required)
  3. a copy of the child’s TB screenings
  4. immunization record (including 2 varicella vaccines)

All new kindergartners must be screened prior to entering kindergarten. Please call McIlvaine at (302) 335-5039 to set up an appointment to have your child screened & complete the registration process. 

Parent Information Night
Our school will host its annual Parent Information Night on Wednesday, September 1st.  This is an opportunity for families to learn about our school curriculum and the exciting activities that your child will be participating in at McIlvaine this school year.  This important gathering also allows our teachers to share academic goals for the all-day kindergarten program, individual classroom information, expectations regarding the FISH philosophy and classroom behavior, and logistics regarding your child’s reading bag. 

We have divided the school into two sessions for the evening’s function.  The time for your child’s classroom is listed below:

6:00-7:00 pm

7:00-8:00 pm

Day / Liu Chinese Immersion Program

(students assigned to Day homeroom #16)

Day / Liu Chinese Immersion Program

(students assigned to Liu homeroom #18)

Morris / Qin Chinese Immersion Program

(students assigned to Morris homeroom #15)

Morris / Qin Chinese Immersion Program

(students assigned to Qin homeroom #17)

Cabaud / Sanchez – Beato Immersion Program

(students assigned to Cabaud homeroom # 12)

Cabaud / Sanchez-Beato Immersion Program

(students assigned to Sanchez-Beato homeroom # 14)

















Please note that child care will NOT be available on September 1st.  Furthermore, Parent Information Night is an opportunity for teachers and families to speak as a group.  Teachers will share their individual email accounts and phone extensions during the session so that families may schedule a “check in” conference if needed.




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The Caesar Rodney School District has created a Caesar Rodney Specialty License Plate that can be displayed on your vehicle. A one-time registration fee of $25 will pay for the specialty license plate. For all the information on this centennial license plate, click on the link below: 
 Specialty Plate
Click Here for Details!
Department of Justice
Bullying Prevention and School Crime Contact
Joseph Flinn (Ombudsperson)
Hotline:  1-800-220-5414
An Equal Opportunity Employer
The Caesar Rodney School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment or educational programs, services or activities based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, veteran or marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identification or genetic information in accordance with State and Federal laws. Inquiries about compliance should be made to the Title IX, District 504 and ADA Compliance Officers: Paul L. Dunbar Administrative Building, 7 Front Street, Wyoming DE, 19934. Phone (302)698-4800.
At Mcllvaine Early Childhood Center, it is our firm belief that we will create a learning environment where:

• Students will have a caring, safe, and rewarding school. They will enjoy working and learning while attaining their potential physically, emotionally, intellectually, and socially. • Parents and families are viewed as partners in the educational process through open communication and active involvement in our school community. • Our valued community members work in partnership with our school to share valuable resources to enhance school-wide initiatives.

The Four A's

Academics    Arts    Athletics   Atmosphere

Department of Justice Bullying Prevention and School Crime

Contact (Ombudsperson) Joseph Flinn Hotline: 1-800-220-5414

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