Preschool in BSD

preschool registration
  • Brandywine School District preschool registration


    Brandywine School District offers preschool at three locations: Bush Early Education Center, ECAP, and Darley Road.

    Bush Early Education Center serves three and four year-old students in half day programs. Using the Big Day for PreK curriculum, we provide opportunities for all students to learn through daily involvement in a variety of hands-on, participatory activities.

    ECAP is a state-funded preschool program with free tuition for income-eligible families with four year old children.

    Registration for the 2023-2024 school year will open for families on February 27, 2023. The form can be completed online (here).

    For more information, you can contact:

    Bush/Darley Road/ECAP:

    Principal, Dr. Melinda Tartaglione at 

    Assistant Principal, Erika Gunter at


  • BSD loves our littlest learners!  We know that preschool builds a firm foundation for the beginning of a child's education.

    Here at BSD, we offer families three programs to choose from. These programs offer our youngest students an opportunity for exciting educational experiences, social learning, and some social services. 

    We hope you'll join one of these programs and start your child's education right here in BSD.

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  • Charles W. Bush Early Learning Center - Located at Hanby Elementary 

    Bush Early Learning Center offers half-day programs (am and pm) for both children with special needs and for typical learners. Children can attend from anywhere in the Brandywine School District and must be 3 or 4 years old to attend. Families pay a reduced fee for their child to attend the program for typical learners. The special needs program is funded through state agencies. Click here to learn more about the program and how to register. Child Find is a federally funded program in the State of Delaware that identifies students for special education services. The BSD Child Find team screens, evaluates, and recommends specific services for preschool and school-aged children. If you wish to have your incoming preschooler evaluated, please contact Joan McNamara by email or at 792-3920 x502. You can also click here for additional information about developmental screening.


    Joseph Brumskill Early Childhood Assistance Program (ECAP) - Located at PS duPont Middle School

    ECAP is a preschool program housed in its own area of the PS duPont building.  It offers a quality full-day preschool experience free of charge for families that are income-eligible. Students must be 4 years of age and live anywhere in the BSD school district. Breakfast and lunch are served daily to students, and developmental, physical, and dental evaluations are offered as part of the program.  Click here to learn more about the program and how to register.