J.R. McIlvaine Early Childhood Center

Where Educational Excellence Is A Tradition

Rider Important Updates

  • Kindergarten Registration for the 2022-2023 school year is open. Follow the link for more information: Kindergarten Registration

McIlvaine Announcements

  • Welcome

    Welcome to McIlvaine Early Childhood Center, Home of the Littlest Riders! Our staff can’t wait for you and your child to enter the doors of our learning community. Your kindergartener is embarking on the start of an exciting educational journey, and we’re glad that you’ve chosen McIlvaine ECC as the place to begin the learning process.

    Education is a partnership that involves you, your children, and our staff. We will provide outstanding teachers, a caring and supportive staff, and a safe and fun learning environment for your child. As our partners, we need you to instill in your children the value of education. Some of the best ways to do this are making sure your child is well-rested, arrives each day on time and ready to learn, helping them with homework, and talking with them about ideas and topics that they're studying in school. I also strongly encourage you to read to and with your child everyday. This is one of the best ways to instill their love of reading while building and reinforcing important literacy skills. Twenty minutes of daily reading -- to and with your child -- equals one hundred and twenty two hours of reading skills practiced in one year!

    McIlvaine ECC is your school. We want you to feel that you are a welcome and integral part of the learning community. Everyone at our school including teachers, students, families, office staff, paraprofessionals, custodians, and food service workers is continually learning, growing, and working together to enrich the learning environment. Learning together and sharing with each other are two of the most powerful ways to learn. Acting in this way also builds relationships and a sense of community in our school.

    Get involved! Time invested with your child(ren) at home and at school pays off in huge dividends. The more you participate, the more you and your child will benefit from school. I strongly encourage you to attend school functions and to volunteer in the classroom or library, share your talents, and chaperone field trips. Please contact your classroom teacher or call the school for more information on ways that you can get involved.

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District-Wide Announcement

CR Headlines & Features

  •  Litter Free School Zone

    District News - September 23, 2022

    Allen Frear Elementary School served as the backdrop for Governor Carney on Thursday, as he introduced a new program encouraging students to keep their communities litter free. The program – “Litter Free School Zones” – was launched in coordination with Keep Delaware Beautiful, the Department of Transportation, and the “Keep DE Litter Free” initiative.

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  •  Dr. Corbett

    District News - September 19, 2022

    After spending the last year as the Deputy Secretary for the Delaware Department of Human Resources (DHR), Dr. Jessilene Corbett has recently been chosen by the Caesar Rodney Board of Education to become the Assistant Superintendent to serve in the administration of Superintendent Dr. Christine Alois.

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  •  Caesar Rodney School District  Receives $227,000 National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Grant for Habi

    District News - September 13, 2022

    The Caesar Rodney School District is proud to announce that it has recently received a $227,000 grant award from the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) as part of the Delaware Watershed Conservation Fund. The grant funds will be used to build capacity for habitat restoration and education across the district. 

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  •  Dr. Megan Szabo

    District News - August 31, 2022

    Governor John Carney recently appointed 2015 State Teacher of the Year, Dr. Megan Szabo, to serve on the Delaware State Board of Education. Congratulations Dr. Szabo!

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  •  Guitar Donation

    District News - August 17, 2022

    The Band and Music programs of the Caesar Rodney School District recently received a generous donation from local musician and Air Force retiree Kevin Keene. Kevin gifted 4 electric guitars, 4 bass guitars, and 8 amplifiers to be used by music students at Caesar Rodney High School and the middle schools.

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  •  NAEOP award

    District News - July 29,2002

    Earlier this month, Caesar Rodney High School principal Dr. Sherry Kijowski was named Administrator of the Year by the National Association of Educational Office Professionals (NAEOP), at their annual conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Congratulations to Dr. K, for this well-deserved honor!

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  •  Sea Turtle

    District News - June 21, 2022

    The Delaware Sea Turtle Project held a ceremony last week to recognize the Loggerhead as the official State Sea Turtle. Riaan Patel of Allen Frear Elementary was awarded 1st place in the Elementary Art Contest Category for Kent County. Aiden Smith (2nd Place) and Madysen Myers (3rd place) of Caesar Rodney High School were Kent County winners in the Sea Turtle Essay Contest, as well.

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  •  Educational Support Professional

    District News - June 2, 2022

    The Caesar Rodney School District is proud to recognize paraprofessional Jossette Threatts, of Major George S. Welch Elementary School, as the District’s 2022-2023 Educational Support Professional of the Year (ESPY). This award is coordinated by the Department of Education (DOE), and the state-wide winner will be announced in fall 2022.

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  •  Missy Snyder

    District News - May 10, 2022

    Michele (Missy) Snyder, a second grade math teacher at Major George S. Welch Elementary School, has been selected as the 2022-2023 Caesar Rodney School District Teacher of the Year.  By being chosen as the District winner Mrs. Snyder is eligible for the State Teacher of the Year award that will be announced in the fall by the Delaware Department of Education.   

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  •  Robinson Elementary

    District News - April 26, 2022

    The Caesar Rodney School District, Board of Education, students and community join in mourning the loss of former teacher, principal and Superintendent Dr. David E. Robinson.  Dr. Robinson passed away on Sunday, April 24.

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  •  Best Buddies Grant event

    District News - April 14, 2022

    Earlier this week Fred Fifer III Middle School  served as the site for an announcement by U.S. Senator Chris Coons about a $215,000 state grant that will expand the services of the Best Buddies Delaware program! Fifer students joined the Senator and representatives from Best Buddies to make the announcement.

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  •  BSU

    District News - April 12, 2022

    On Saturday, April 7, the Caesar Rodney High School Black Student Union officers attended the statewide Black Student Summit co-hosted by the United Way of Delaware and the Delaware Racial Justice Collaborative. The event was a half-day gathering held at the Chase Fieldhouse in Wilmington to connect and uplift members of Black Student Unions & Associations, Advisors, School Administrators, and allies that support them as they fight for equity and justice.

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  •  library

    District News - March 30, 2022

    Former Fred Fifer Middle School student, and 2019 Caesar Rodney High School graduate, Justin Morgan, recently donated a series of books to Donna Phillips, Fifer Middle School librarian, for all students to enjoy. Justin was compelled to make the donation as a way of 'reading it forward'.  Justin explained that he "wanted to give back to the school and the librarian that helped me love to read".

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  •  Trey Mitchell

    District News - March 28, 2022

    Caesar Rodney High School is excited to announce the appointment of Mr. Benjamin “Trey” Mitchell as the new head varsity wrestling coach.

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  •  Behavioral Health professional

    District News - March 25, 2022

    The Caesar Rodney School District is proud to recognize school psychologist Maria Romanko, of Caesar Rodney High School, as the District's first Behavioral Health Professional of the Year. This is a new award recently established by State Legislation and coordinated by the Department of Education. The state-wide winner will be announced in late May or early June.

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  • 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.

    Department of Justice
    Bullying Prevention and School Crime Contact
    Joseph Flinn (Ombudsperson)
    Hotline:  1-800-220-5414
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