SINCE CHILDREN LEARN THROUGH PLAY, WE PLAN OUR INDOOR AND OUTDOOR TIME TO ENCOURAGE THIS ACTIVITY.
Through play, children reenact experiences, try out different roles, express ideas, develop vocabulary, process information, widen their world view and relate to others.
Children learn by doing, so we provide first-hand experiences as a basis for expanding knowledge about our physical world. Children also understand things that are real or concrete rather than abstract. We emphasize the process of learning rather than the products.
We believe that adults need to facilitate learning by discussing with the children what they see, hear, smell, taste, touch, and feel, helping them to increase understanding. To this end, there are times during each day when teachers direct group discussions and introduce concepts and learning experiences.
Knowing that children learn from what adults do, we model the behavior we want to encourage. We strive to show understanding and respect for each person and use words to express needs and feelings. We try to learn from mistakes instead of labeling them failures.
We believe that growth and development happen best in a supportive, safe, orderly environment where rules, limits, expectations and plans are known. We strive to be clear, consistent and firm in these areas.
OUR CLASSES AND PROGRAMS
Castle Academy offers wonderful, low ratio care for infants. We have two rooms which are separated by mobile ability. Learn more about our infant program.
Castle Academy offers, low ratio, structured care for toddlers, with two classrooms which are separated by age. Read about our toddler program.
Our Second room is for toddlers in the 24 to 36 month range. The children will continue their education in this classroom while learning to potty train. Read about our program.
Our preschool program is based on what we believe are the best qualities of a number of different models of child care and education. Learn about our preschool program.
Castle Academy’s PreK is a true full day pre-kindergarten program. The structured portion of the day runs from 8:30am to 4:30pm with a 10/1 ratio. Read about our PreK program.
BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL/OFF TRACK
Our programs offer comfortable, safe busing, spacious and clean rooms and lots of fun and exciting field trips. Explore our before & after school/off track program.