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Tuition Assistance

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Care 4 Kids- State-funded program sponsored by the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood that helps pay for childcare costs for low to moderate income families. To check if your family is eligible or to apply online, please visit their online portal at


*Note: CASTLE must provide a signed Parent Provider Agreement Form to complete your application. Please contact our office at (860) 537-0214 or e-mail to have your form completed.

Child Care Aware- Helps support Connecticut military and Department of Defense families pay for childcare costs through fee assistance. To apply, visit  


School Readiness- Operates through Colchester Public Schools to provide a limited number of grant-funded preschool slots through a School Readiness grant. Eligibility for these slots is income based and applications must be approved prior to enrollment at CASTLE.


For more information on School Readiness eligibility, please contact Cindy Praisner, Early Childhood Coordinator at (860) 537 - 0717.

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