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Community & Green Initiatives

One of the tenants of the Montessori philosophy is to be a “good steward of the earth”. Involving our students in recycling and composting is just one of the most basic ways we begin to impart those values. It’s never too early to teach children about compassion and helping those that are less fortunate. We have several annual projects that serve our surrounding community. We encourage all families that are able participate in the projects, and teach your children that every person can make a difference. To learn more about our Green Initiative including recycling efforts and composting please click here.



Our Community Recycling Bin is the big yellow and green bin located in the far corner of our parking lot. We collect the following there:

  • Newspapers
  • Junk Mail
  • Books without covers
  • Shredded Paper

  • Magazines
  • Catalogs
  • Paperbacks


We also collect these other items at our recycling station in the main hallway (with the colored bins)

  • Alumnium can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware
  • Bottle Caps for recapcompany.com
  • Eyeglasses for the Lion’s Club
  • Used Capri Sun Pouches & Elmer’s Glue Sticks for terracycle.net

We compost in our classrooms and have a very large area on our nature trail to dump and cultivate the compost.  If your family composts or wants to start, and needs a place to bring it, we are happy to share our space!

No Cost Fundraising

Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile – please designate New Castle County Children’s House as your beneficiary

Box Tops for Education

Box Tops for Education – please keep an eye out for these on your household products and bring them in!

United Way of Delaware

Delaware United Way – When you give to the United Way, consider donating to Children’s House.  Our number for Delaware contributors is 9478

Target Red Card

Target Take Charge of Education – Our School ID # is 21116 If you shop using your RedCard at Target be sure to designate Children’s House as your rewards recipient for ALL purchases. The school receives a percentage of your purchase back in cash rewards.

Community Initiatives

We get the students involved in doing collections or raising money for charities through fun things like “wear your pajamas to school day” or a “special snack day” but we also really impart the importance of helping others through kind acts, including donations.

Some partners:

  • To-Be-Determined food collection at Thanksgiving time
  • Any other worthy cause that parents might want to be involved in!