Child Development Center

The Preschool

at Children’s Beach House, Lewes, DE.


Early Childhood Education in Lewes, Delaware

early childhood education Lewes, DE

The Margaret H. Rollins Child Development Center’s mission is to serve early childhood learners. Our goal is to nurture typically-developing preschoolers and those with speech and language delays, hearing impairments, and mild orthopedic challenges by utilizing a “team approach to mastery” (TAM) inclusion classroom setting. We help young learners unlock and explore all areas of development while creating a secure, welcoming environment. Students will feel safe to take risks, explore and discover, and function peacefully as members of a diverse community of learners. Additionally, our early childhood special education allows CBH to expand current programming by identifying and serving children at younger ages regardless of circumstances.


A Unique Approach To Preschool Education

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Our preschool program in Lewes, Delaware, uses a customized approach to early child development. With the help of speech, occupational, and physical therapists, we assess and build a unique, engaging approach to your child’s education. We wholeheartedly believe that each child is unique, and an individualized plan will give them the skills and confidence they need to excel in Kindergarten and beyond.


A Strategic Early Childhood Education Curriculum

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The early childhood education curriculum is designed in accordance with Delaware’s Early Learning Foundations for Preschools. The preschool program uses the High Scope Early Childhood curriculum, in conjunction with Teaching Strategies Gold for assessment and Ages & Stages Child Development Screening. These well-researched child development tools are also approved by the Delaware Stars Program and help monitor children’s progress and growth during the early years. Fun & Engaging exploration activities will be implemented throughout the day, incorporating games and peer-interaction to strengthen foundational skills. The individualized approach supports both the typical early learners as well as those with language delays.


5 Reasons to choose the Child Development Center for your childcare needs:

  1. The Lewes Child Development Center is located on the beach in Lewes (Delaware Bay)!
  2. To meet the needs of the families that we serve, the Child Development Center offers options for preschool & childcare services that include:
    • Part-time childcare (includes half-day or 2 or 3 days per week)
    • Full-time (extended care/daycare)
    • Preschool program
    • Summer program
  3. Lower staff to child ratio & highly qualified staff = enhanced staff, child, family partnerships!
  4. Affordable tuition & we accept POC Plus!
  5. We are a Delaware STARS Level 5 rated childcare center!

Teachers support early learners by encouraging the following:

  • Math: shapes, patterns, numbers
  • Language & Literacy: letters & 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 pro-social environment, each child will learn at his or her own pace to enhance their social skills, emotional development, and individuality.

Teachers support families by encouraging the following:

  • Increase their understanding of the child’s needs and the implications for education
  • Access and coordinate community and educational services available to families
  • Adequately plan for a successful transition to Kindergarten

Just like 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 whose design meets all requirements of a Level 5 Delaware STARS school. In addition, the CDC 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.


In order to create a diverse community of learners, The Children’s Beach House has an application process for those seeking childcare for their 3 & 4-year-old children. Once the application is completed our board will decide acceptance on a case by case basis. Please complete and submit the application to begin the enrollment process today!

Click the button below to fill out the online application.

To speak with our Head Teacher, Kenna Chanoux, please email:



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