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Early Learning Center

The Early Learning Center believes that all children deserve an opportunity to maximize their potential and realize academic success.  Furthermore, the Early Learning Center believes that all children can learn and should be fully included in early care and education programs that have the flexibility and resources to accommodate individual’s unique needs and abilities.  Such quality programs offer experiences that increase each child’s literacy and math readiness skills; foster cognitive, motor and social skills development; offer opportunities to explore and experience various aspects of the surrounding environment; foster self-esteem, and create a nurturing environment which encourages parents and community to become partners in their child’s education

The Early Learning Center, located in Frankford, is a Star Level 5 Program. Programs are offered to qualifying three year olds that live in Indian River School District and qualifying four year olds that live in the areas of Frankford, Selbyville, Dagsboro and Millsboro.

Staff are certified by the DE Department of Education and DE First.  All ELC classrooms have a lead teacher, one para-educator, and the support of occupational, physical, and speech/language therapists. Student to staff ratios in each classroom are in compliance with student need and follow OCCL regulations.

Parent Forms/Resources

Registration Packet

Physical Exam

Dental Exam
*ECAP only*

Family Handbook English

Family Handbook Spanish



Contact Us

IRSD Early Learning Center
30207 Frankford School Rd.
Frankford, DE 19945

Phone: (302) 732-1346
Fax: (302) 732-1344  




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