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Before & After School Program

CASTLE offers a high quality Before & After School program for children in grades Kindergarten through eight in a safe, secure environment. Our curriculum supports the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well being of children while teaching valuable life skills and encouraging independence.

Our caring, knowledgeable and experienced staff is committed to providing each child with positive guidance and enriching experiences during those important hours before and after school. Children attending Colchester Elementary School (CES) and Jack Jackter Intermediate School (JJIS) are provided bus transportation to and from school each day. Children attending William J. Johnston Middle School have the option to walk to CASTLE or take a bus after school each day. Morning transportation is not available to middle school students.

Before School Benefits

Our before school program allows children an opportunity to wake up, relax and prepare for the school day ahead of them. We provide all of the same planned activities and outdoor recreational games as our after school program, with time given to catch up on unfinished homework, eat a breakfast meal that was missed at home, or simply just play and be a kid! Care is also guaranteed for any school delayed openings or snow days.


After School Features

CASTLE's after school program provides a safe, structured environment for children to decompress and socialize after a long day of classwork. Children are offered an afternoon snack once arriving from school, and are given the option to choose which activity they would like to participate in.


CASTLE offers a variety of daily activities, ranging from arts & crafts, baking/cooking, science experiments, and building & engineering projects, plus plenty of outside time in our fully enclosed rec area with our Recreation Coordinator. We also offer a quiet, designated space for homework or reading, with access to staff-monitored computers and help whenever needed! 

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