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     **Proverbs 22:6**

"Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it."


For over 15 years Shell's Child Care & Recreation Centers have been providing high quality and affordable early care & education. SHELL'S has four licensed child care centers which employ over 40 experienced and educated child care professionals who work together; striving to provide the highest quality of care in Early Care & Education.

“A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.”

- Forest E. Witcraft



SHELL'S is conveniently located in Sussex and Kent County, Delaware. Shell's Child Care Center II is located on Route 1 in Frederica, DE; Shell's Child Care Center III is located in Route 14 Harrington, DE; Shell's Recreation Center is located on Route 16 in Milton, DE.  Our newest location is in Dover, DE on State St.


SHELL'S is a place where children and adults consider their second home, a place where they are accepted and loved, a place where laughter and play are cherished, and a place where children's rhythms are caught and given a warm response. SHELL'S provides experiences that enrich and enhance each child's cognitve, language, emotional, phusical, and creative development.


SHELL'S has low child-to-teacher ratios and small group sizes which allow each teacher to spend quality time with each child. Smaller group sizes allow teachers to learn about each child's interests, abilities, and developmental progress. Teachers develop a reciprocal relationship with children and families by providing individualized care that is supportive, nurturing, warm and responsive to each child's individual needs.


SHELL'S provides FREE healthy & nutritionally balanced-home cooked meals daily. SHELL'S provides approximately two-thirds of each child's daily nutritional needs.


*DE Stars Rated Facilities*

All SHELLS centers are enrolled in Delaware STARS for early success. SHELL's is committed to providing the highest level of care for your child. Our goal is for ALL centers to be a STAR LEVEL 3 in 2014!!!


Shell's Centers have exceptional children, have exceptional Early Learning Professionals, and are looking for exceptional families!  If you are looking for a new and exciting place, where your child will be loved, stimulated, motivated, challenged, entertained, and educated, try Shell's  Now enrolling ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Healthy meals, POC,foster, and adoptive care families accepted, flexible hours, safe facilities, & a diverse learning environment. Located in Milton, Harrington, Frederica, & Dover.  Please stop in, send us a message, or dial 1-855-2EDUCATE for more information.


Please visit our employment page for current job openings.


Thanks for visiting our page, and we hope to see you and your family soon!





Young & Fabulous Fashion Show
Spring Fashion Show sponsored by Shell's & Molo Trends. Doors open at 2p, show starts at 3p. Advance tickets $5.00. $8.00 at the door. Please contact your local center for more information.