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Kids Cottage

35448 Wolfeneck Road
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

(302) 644-7690


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Kids Cottage is our county's social and activity for children and families. We offer infant and toddler programs, daycare, preschool, drop in babysitting, seasonal classes, birthday parties, and parent and child play. We are highly rated with the Delaware Stars program and are highly recommended by locals and visitors.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

Kids Cottage strives to not only create a fun, loving atmosphere for all children, we focus on getting your children ready for Kindergarten! We let your children freely express themselves while also giving them positive guidance along the way.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught We also teach Handwriting Without Tears, focus on Science in the classroom, and have a Reader and Writer's Workshop. We also offer Enrichment classes such as Spanish, Science, Smarts and Arts, and Cooking.

From the Director:

We base our Curriculum on Delaware State Standards, Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences, and Creative Curriculum.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our teachers are highly qualified, have First Aid and CPR training annually, and 18 credits of Continuing Education each year and have successfully completed Criminal Background Checks.
Our teacher-child ratios are well below the state guidelines, giving your children the extra attention that they need.

Day in the Life

General School Mission


Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school