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  •  Family
    Please join us in the Caesar Rodney Family Literacy Program. Adults can learn to speak or improve their English skills.

    There is also a free family literacy program for children who are 2 to 12 years old.  To learn more or to register, please click the link below for more information.

    Fall Session CRSD Family Literacy Program (September 20 - December 20, 2018)

    Spring Session CRSD Family Literacy Program (January 8 - April 18, 2019)

    All sessions are held at Allen Frear Elementary School from 5:30 - 8:30.


  • Welcome to the
    Home of the Littlest Riders 
     Mark Your Calendars!  
    January 17th: Family Fun Night at the Dover Skating Center from 5:30 - 7:30
    January 18th: NO SCHOOL; Teacher in-serice
    January 21st: NO SCHOOL; Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    January 30th: Report Cards issued
    January 31st: Last day to turn in your Teacher of the Year nomination! 
    Teacher of the Year Nominations




    The Caesar Rodney School District is accepting nominations for the 2019 District Teacher of the Year.

    Who is eligible to nominate a teacher?      

    YOU are! 

    We encourage staff members to nominate teachers in the District who have been role models for other teachers and students, active in District activities, and have played a vital role in developing the curriculum which guides our students and classrooms.

     We encourage parents and community members to nominate teachers whom they recognize for their outstanding teaching techniques and their love of students and knowledge.

     We encourage students to nominate teachers who are or have been positive influences in their lives, have made school a “great” place to be, and have shared wonderful experiences with them through the educational process.

    How do you nominate a teacher?

     Nomination forms are available in each school building’s main office and here. Completed nomination forms are to be returned to the nominee’s school. 


    January 31, 2019

    Inclement Weather

    While we hope for the best it is important to plan for school delays, closings and early dismissals. A School Messenger phone call will be made by the District Office on all days where there is a delayed opening, closing, or early closing. Please be sure that we have your most up-to-date phone number in our system so that you receive the automated phone calls. If you are unsure, please call the main office, 302-335-5039, to see which phone number we have listed for you to receive School Messenger calls.

    Below is a listing of other resources you can utilize to find out if Caesar Rodney School District will be closed due to inclement weather:

    TV Stations




    (877) 831-7215 (toll free) School Closing Information (State Voice Activated System)

    Radio - FM

    94.7 WDSD Delaware's Continuous Country

    97.7 (Eagle 97.7) Delaware's Best Music
    101.3 (Cool 101.3) Greatest Hits of the 60's & 70's


    Radio – AM

    1410 WDOV News Talk Sports


    You can also go to to find school closing information or from that page click on Delaware Notification Services to sign up for e-mail, phone, and text message notification of school closings and delays.

    Purchase your yearbook today!
    This is a great time to think about purchasing a keepsake of your child's kindergarten school year! Our yearbook is a full color, soft cover book that includes individual student photographs, collage pages, as well as class photos. It is a great way to commemorate their time here at McIlvaine and their kindergarten experience! To purchase just click here and follow the link to Jostens!
    Lunch costs $1 daily. You can send cash or check to school with your child. Please be sure to send your child with money to cover the cost of lunch. Please check out the Child Nutrition website for more info on free or reduced lunch as well as current breakfast & lunch menus.
    Additionally, check out PayPAMS to load money onto your child's account electronically.
     @principalmecc  @McIlvaineECC



      If you missed the weekly School Messenger call or need to revisit the information please click here.

Upcoming Events

CR License

    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

J.R. McIlvaine Early Childhood Center © 2014 (302)-335-5039 Fax:(302) 335-3705 11 East Walnut St. , Magnolia, DE 19962