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Castle Academy

1354 Park St
Castle Rock, CO 80109

Phone:
(303) 663-7300

Website:

Full and Half Day Montessori Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten - Full Day Kindergarten Half Day Kindergarten Extension - School Age Before & After School Care Child Day Care Learning Center in Castle Rock, Colorado.

We hope that your whole family will enjoy the Academy and the friends you make here!

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori, Reggio-Emilia

From the Director:

Full and Half Day Montessori Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten - Full Day Kindergarten Half Day Kindergarten Extension - School Age Before & After School Care Child Day Care Learning Center in Castle Rock, Colorado. We hope that your whole family will enjoy the Academy and the friends you make here!

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language      
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Music
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Statement of Philosophy

We believe in the value of early experiences for a child�s development. We believe in providing the kind of environment and experiences that encourage children to become creative, independent, responsible, self-directed and that start them on the road to becoming fully functioning adults. We provide a safe, positive and accepting atmosphere where children can safely explore their environments and their individual abilities.


We believe that all children have the right to feel good about themselves and that it is the responsibility of the teachers to provide an orderly, inviting environment, which will nurture the child and promote learning.
We believe that all our educational and guidance decisions for children must be based on our knowledge of child development.
We believe that each person is a unique individual and has his/her own needs. Each person has a right to meet these needs in his/her own way and own timeline. However, one of the responsibilities of having rights is recognizing and respecting the rights of others.
We believe that everyone is entitled to feelings, "good and bad", as well as the trial-and-error process that goes with feelings. It is important for people to understand feelings rather than deny them.
We believe in appreciating and supporting the close ties between the child and family. A child is best understood in the context of his/her family, culture, community and society.
We believe that creativity, self-expression and curiosity are expressions of individuality and should be encouraged to develop in all people.
We believe in helping children and adults achieve their full potential in the context of relationships that are based on trust, respect and positive regard.
We believe that each child and family is due the respect for personal privacy demanded by professional ethics.
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Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"The daily schedule includes free choice of time spent in the learning centers with language arts, math, science, computers, practical life, etc. and group times for creative movement, music, storytelling and dramatization"
Excerpted from the preschool's website