Delaware state law requires that a child who is, or will reach Age 5, by August 31 of the current year be enrolled in a kindergarten program.

As an Appoquinimink parent, you have an exciting decision to make! You can enroll your preschooler in a traditional Kindergarten Program or challenge him/her in a stimulating immersion language setting where children are exposed to math, science, language arts, and social studies taught in two languages instead of one!

If you’re interested in applying to the Chinese or Spanish Immersion Kindergarten Program, or hope to “choice” your student to a school outside your assigned feeder pattern, it’s important to come in during our Fall Registration Drive. Openings for the immersion program will fill quickly. The State requires registration in your home district before a “choice” application can be processed.

If you relocate to our district during the summer:
If your family moves to the Appoquinimink School District during the spring or summer months, be sure to complete the enrollment process by August 1, in order to prevent issues with bus or classroom assignments for the year ahead.

Learn more about our immersion programs:
  • To watch videos about the program, go to

  • Immersion Ambassadors will be present during the Fall Registration Drive to answer your questions
Here’s what you’ll bring in order to register:
  1. Your child’s birth certificate
  2. Current medical forms
  3. Proof of residence
  4. Save time by completing the registration packet in advance.
  5. NOTE: Registration is an adult-only process. Whenever possible, please consider finding a babysitter for your child(ren).
Fall Registration Details:
  • Monday and Tuesday, November 19-20, 2018 from 9 am-1 pm, and 4-7:30 pm OR Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from 4-7:30 pm

  • Families will register centrally at the Alfred G. Waters Middle School, 1235 Cedar Lane Road, Middletown, DE 19709

  • Click on the link below for a printer-friendly flyer!
Program Locations:
The Appoquinimink School District operates full-day kindergarten programs at three different locations:
  • Cedar Lane Early Childhood Center, 1221 Cedar Lane Road, Middletown, DE 19709, (302) 449-5873

  • Spring Meadow Early Childhood Center, 611 Campus Drive, Townsend, DE 19734, (302) 378-6760

  • Townsend Early Childhood Center, 10 Brook Ramble Lane, Townsend, DE 19734, (302) 378-9960

  • Need help to locate your feeder pattern? click here.
Forms and Documentation
A list of the documentation you’ll need to provide, and directions to each building can be found on the district website under the REGISTRATION button. Allow approximately 30 minutes for your visit. This is an adult-only process. Whenever possible, please consider finding a babysitter for your child(ren).
Testing for Early Admission
If your child's birthday falls between Sept. 1-Oct. 15, you may request an application for early admission testing. Testing will be offered in the District's Curriculum Office on select dates. Call 302-376-4271 or email for information and to request an application. Early Admission Testing is NOT available for birthdays that fall after October 15, or for families who do not reside in our District.