If you treat children as individuals and honor their strengths they will be more socially, emotionally, and academically successful.

The Margaret H. Rollins Child Development Center is designed to serve early childhood learners. Our goal is to nurture typically developing preschoolers and children who have speech and language delays, hearing impairments, and mild orthopedic challenges by using a team approach to mastery (TAM).

A Diverse Community of Young Learners

Bringing together 3- and 4-year-olds to learn and play, the Margaret H. Rollins Child Development Center (CDC) at Children’s Beach House prepares early childhood learners for success in kindergarten and beyond. The center provides preschool and support services to children who are typically developing, as well as those with speech and language delays, hearing impairments, and/or mild orthopedic challenges. Together they form a diverse community of learners that learn from and support one another.  

Individualized instruction & support

The Rollins Center’s team of skilled and caring educators has created an integrated approach to education in which children master skills that prepare them for success in kindergarten and beyond. Thanks to its small classroom size and 1:5 adult-to-child ratio the Rollins Center is able to offer individualized instruction to meet the needs of each student. For children requiring speech, occupational or physical therapy support, services provided by state or private agencies can be arranged and integrated into the child’s preschool day. 

Top-rated childcare

The Rollins Center has the highest rating from the Delaware Stars program. The center is licensed through the State of Delaware’s Office of Child Care Licensing and strives to meet all standards set forth by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. 

Extraordinary indoor and outdoor classrooms

Located in CBH’s beautiful facility in Lewes, DE, the classrooms of the Margaret H. Rollins Child Development Center look out over sand dunes and the Delaware Bay. Play and learning extend beyond the indoor classrooms and onto the property’s beachfront, dunes, playground, and gardens. 

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Why Choose the Margaret H. Rollins Child Development Center

1. With a 1:5 staff-to-child ratio the Rollins Center is able to offer individualized instruction to meet the needs of each student and partner more closely with families.

2. The Margaret H. Rollins Child Development Center offers full-time and part-time preschool options, extended care hours, and summer programs.

3. Tuition at the Rollins Center is affordable. We also accept Purchase of Care (POC).

4. The Rollins Center has received the highest ranking possible by the Delaware STARS program.

5. The Rollins Center is located on the beach and has views and direct access to Delaware Bay.

How We Do It

Teachers Encourage Early Learners With:

Math
shapes, patterns, numbers

Language & Literacy
letters and sounds, syllables, rhyming, conversational language, pre-writing practice

Science
nature, ocean, animals, space

Dramatic Play
puppets, community helpers, role-playing

Creative Arts
painting, textures, ceramics, music, cooking

Outdoor Play
playground, sand area, beach

In this environment, each child will learn at his or her pace to improve social skills, emotional development and individuality.

 Teachers Support Families With:

Increased understanding of the child’s needs and the implications for education

Access and coordination of community and educational services

A plan for a successful transition to kindergarten

In keeping with the philosophy of the Children’s Beach House, the Child Development Center focuses on the abilities and strengths of each child. Children will learn independence to build confidence and self-esteem.

The state of Delaware has licensed the center. In addition, the Rollins Center strives to meet all standards set forth by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the nation’s most distinguished early-childhood organization.

How to Apply

Now accepting applications.

To create a diverse community of learners, The Children’s Beach House has an application process for those seeking preschool for their 3- and 4-year-old children. Once the application is completed, the admissions committee will decide acceptance on a case-by-case basis. Complete and submit the application to begin enrollment today.

Click the button below to fill out the online application.

To contact our Head Teacher Kenna Chanoux, email: kchanoux@cbhinc.org

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The Preschool at Children’s Beach House, Lewes, DE.

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