Preschool Program

The Bumblebee Room

Lots of Playtime, Centers and Large Group Activities

As you undoubtedly know, this is the ‘Age of Implementation’. Your preschool child becomes more independent as each month passes bye. Learning to interact with adults and other preschool children is a major part of their development at this age. The pre-school child becomes aware that their world is changing in an exciting way. Castle Academy offers a full comprehensive educational program to help your preschool child develop Social/Emotional, Physical, Cognitive and Language knowledge to prepare them for Kindergarten. Your preschool child’s skill sets in the Language Arts, Mathematics, Reading, Science and Social Studies will be strengthen by our warm and loving talented teachers.

When you come in for a tour you will see an atmosphere of highly engaged Preschool Children with their teachers. Before making your decision, you will share in the experience of our state of the art facility.You will talk with your child’s Teachers, our Administrator and Tracy and John Castle (the owners). It’s important to make sure there is a good fit and that Castle Academy is the right place for all our children.

The Bumblebee Program

  • The ratio of children to teachers is 10 to 1
  • The classroom is uniquely designed to provide a comfortable natural light.
  • Our preschool children become aware of the purpose for Space, Weight, Numbers and Letters
  • Our preschool children have a sense of controlled independence. They go to the bathroom, get drinks, put their coats on all by themselves.
  • Our preschool children work with advance puzzle solving, matching games
  • The Curriculum used for our preschool rooms is Splash into Pre-K
  • Weather permitting, twice a day our preschool children go outside and play on the larger play equipment. Bikes are a ‘Big Deal’ for the preschool children and there are plenty of them to go around.

Preschool Development Goals

Social/Emotional Development

  • Treats arrival and departure as routine parts of the day
  • Shows confidence in parents’ and teachers’ abilities to keep him/her safe and healthy
  • Identifies and labels own feelings
  • Physically or verbally asserts needs and desires
  • Chooses and becomes involved in one activity out of several options
  • Uses self-help skills with occasional reminders
  • Uses materials in appropriate ways
  • Participates in classroom activities
  • Follows classroom rules with reminders
  • Works/plays cooperatively with one other child
  • Is aware of other children’s feelings and often responds in a like manner
  • With prompts shares or takes turns with others
  • Accepts compromise when suggested by peer or teacher



Cognitive Development

  • Examines with attention to detail, noticing attributes of objects
  • Finds multiple uses for classroom objects
  • Sees simple tasks through to completion
  • Notices and comments of effect
  • Draws on everyday experiences and applies this knowledge to similar situations
  • Sorts objects by one property such as size, shape, color or use
  • Notices similarities and differences
  • Notices when one object in a series is out of place
  • Notices and recreates simple patterns with objects
  • Demonstrates understanding of the present and may refer to past and future
  • Shows comprehension of basic positional words and concepts
  • Matches pairs of objects in one-to-one correspondence
  • Imitates counting behavior using number names
  • Performs and labels actions associated with a role
  • Interacts appropriately with real objects or replicas in pretend play
  • Draws or constructs and then names what it is

Language Development

  • Plays with words, sounds and rhymes
  • Uses simple sentences 3-4 words to express needs
  • Follows one-step directions
  • Answers simple questions with one or two words
  • Ask simple questions
  • Responds to comments and questions from others
  • Listens to stories being read
  • Knows that print carries a message
  • Recognizes and identifies a few letters by name
  • Uses illustrations to guess what the text says
  • Imitates act of reading in play
  • Imitates act of writing in play
  • Uses scribble writing and letter like forms

Physical Development

  • Moves with direction and beginning coordination
  • Attempts to walk along a line, stepping off occasionally
  • Climbs a short wide ladder
  • Pedals in forward direction, steering around wide corners
  • Throws, catches, and kicks objects with somewhat awkward movements
  • Manipulates objects with hands
  • Performs simple manipulations
  • Holds a marker or crayon with thumb and two fingers, makes simple strokes

“I am so happy that the girls are attending Castle Academy, learning extensively and experiencing all the great activities you provide. You and John, as well as the teachers are constantly going over and above the expectations for a daycare/preschool and kindergarten.”

Meghan & Eric

Steps to our community

As you schedule your childcare center tours, it is important to find a good fit for both you and your child. We recommend touring multiple centers, so you when you make that decision to enroll you are confident that the chosen center is a good fit for your family and meets all your needs.

When you come in for a tour at Castle Academy you will see an atmosphere of highly engaged teachers with their students. Experience  our state of the art facility, meet our teachers and our Administrator staff including John and Tracy Castle (the owners) and feel free to ask as many questions as you like. It’s important to us that parents feel confident when choosing a childcare facility.

From the moment you arrive at Castle Academy you will experience the warmth, love and attention we provide to our children's’ safety, well being and education.


Selecting the best early childhood learning center for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make. We invite you to explore the Castle Academy Early Childhood Experience… Today!


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