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School-Age Programs

CASTLE offers a variety of program options designed to meet the needs of working parents and support the growth and development of children in Kindergarten through eighth grade. 
Our facility is conveniently located across the street from Colchester Elementary School and is a short distance from Jack Jackter Intermediate and William J. Johnston Middle Schools.
Given our location, during the summer we are able to walk our older children around the community and visit local businesses and treasures, such as the library, Coneheads, Harry's Place, The Giving Garden and the Airline Trail.

Wide Range of Activities & Freedom of Choice

Children's choice is a large component in our school-age program. Children are able to choose what activities they participate in and where within their area of the building they choose to play. Staff are provided time to plan a variety of activities tailored to the children's interests and abilities, including arts and crafts, science experiments, building challenges, cooking and baking, and plenty of physical activity. Our Recreation Coordinator plans and runs daily outdoor group and sports games whenever the weather permits!

Staff Training & Certifications

Our staff are committed to staying current on best practices, and participate in various professional development training's throughout the year. We have all of our staff certified in First Aid and CPR, as well as mandated reporter training annually. We also provide trainings on behavior management, team building and other topics related to childcare throught the year at monthly staff meetings.

Hours & Option

Before and After School

Hours & Options

(Available for children 5 years - 12 years)

"Balancing the need to work with the needs      

of my children is difficult, and CASTLE has been instrumental in being able to make the balance work for my family. The emphasis on education, personal responsibility, independence and fun matches well with what we focus on at home."

-CASTLE Parent

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Before School Care

Monday - Friday

6:30 am - 8:30 am

1 - 5 Day Rates Available

Guaranteed care during school delayed openings!

After School Care

Monday - Friday

3:15 pm - 5:55 pm

1 - 5 Day Rates Available

Care during school specialty days available (Holidays, Professional Development, Shortened Days, Weather-related Days & Vacations Weeks)

Summer Session

CASTLE's Summer Session operates on a week-to-week basis, with flexible hours and rates available!

June 24th - August 23rd

AM Care (6:30am - 8:00am)

Core Care (8:00am - 4:00pm)

PM Care (4:00pm - 5:55pm)

1 - 5 Day Options Available!

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