What sets CASTLE apart?

High Importance on Security

The safety and wellness of the children and families who attend our program is the most important aspect of running a child care center. That is why CASTLE has gone above and beyond in fully securing our entire facility- inside and out. 

CASTLE has installed over 20 security cameras throughout our building and outdoor spaces in order to effectively monitor and capture all entrances, outdoor play areas and high-traffic rooms within our center. These cameras are displayed in real-time within our business office at all times, with footage available on a private, secure server for review.

Every family enrolled at CASTLE is assigned a personal passcode for entrance into our center, allowing our staff full control over who has access to enter our building. All other visitors, vendors and community members must be granted access by our office staff before entering the building.

CASTLE also features a fully fenced-in outdoor play area, with gates constantly locked to limit access inside and outside of these areas.

Nationally Accredited Program

CASTLE is proud to have achieved national accreditation and recognition by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

NAEYC Accreditation helps teachers and other staff at early learning programs develop a shared understanding and commitment to quality. The accreditation process leads to increased staff morale, greater staff retention, and a more positive, energetic work atmosphere overall - enabling centers to provide a solid foundation for all children's success in life.

NAEYC Accreditation helps families recognize quality early learning programs and feel comfortable knowing their children are receiving a high-quality, research-based education that will prepare them for future success. NAEYC Accreditation offers programs access to continuous quality-improvement, the latest research on best practices, training, technical assistance, visibility on family-focused search engines, and much more.

For more information about accreditation, please visit www.naeyc.org

Professionally Cleaned Facility

We understand kids will be messy

Ongoing Feedback on your Child's Growth and Development

CASTLE teachers use the Connecticut Documentation and Observation for Teaching System (CT DOTS) to provide each family with a written assessment in Fall and Spring. Parent conferences and other screening tools are used throughout the year.

Opportunities for Family Involvement

CASTLE's preschool hosts parent events during the day and in the evening. This flexibility allows families to be involved in their child's learning in a way that works for them and their schedule. CASTLE is also run by a Board of Directors, consisting of mostly parents.

Extras Included in Tuition

Enrichment programs are offered in-house to enhance curriculum. This year, we had programs on STEM, astronomy, and art enrichment from the CT Children's Museum in West Hartford and the Lutz Museum in Manchester.