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
Each day while in operation, our CASTLE staff thoroughly clean and sanitize the facility with high quality, hospital-grade cleaners and disinfectants, and a team of professionals are utilized each night to ensure every child and staff member at CASTLE has a hygienic & safe environment to explore, create and learn!
Opportunities for Family Involvement
CASTLE hosts various family & community events throughout the year to encourage family involvement & boost our fundraising efforts, including our annual Tag Sale, Light's On Afterschool celebration, Trivia Night & Silent Auction, and various other holiday & miscellaneous celebrations.
As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, CASTLE is run by a Board of Directors consisting of parents and CASTLE Administrators who help with fundraising and event planning, ensuring financial stability and enhancing our programming to provide higher quality care.
Extras Included in Tuition
Enrichment and entertainment programs are offered during our school-age summer camp and preschool programs to enhance curriculum. In the past, we have had programs on STEM, astronomy, and art enrichment from the CT Children's Museum in West Hartford, Lutz Museum in Manchester, Mad Science, Dinosaurs/Oceans Rock, DEEP and Nature Nick, as well as performances from Li Liu the Chinese Acrobat, Jason the Juggler and Alex the Jester.