Early Childhood Education

Serving Central Maine

Sandcastle’s educational philosophy is that every child, regardless of ability or disability, is entitled to equal access in early childhood programming. Our classes are comprised of children with typically developing skills and children who have special needs.

The mission carried out each day is full inclusion, whereby children are never segregated from peers, even for therapeutic services, which may include speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, psychological services or specially designed instruction.

As a family-centered, child-focused program, Sandcastle offers year round preschool programming for toddlers and three year olds as well as pre-k programming for four year old groups.

Sandcastle’s Early Childhood Education Center hosts four classrooms offering:
Early childhood education and special education through preschool classes and pre-kindergarten classes.

Our program is proud to have earned NAEYC Accreditation – the mark of quality for early childhood education programs.NAEYC logo color JPEG



2019-2020 School Year Calendar

Dowload a PDF file of the 2019-2020 Sandcastle school year calendar 

Storm closings coincide with Lewiston Public Schools.

Our entire agency, Sandcastle and LA Hearing Center, closes for 12 holidays, including:

September 2nd
November 28th
November 29th
December 24th thru January 1st
May 25th
July 3rd

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Closure Notice

In response to Maine’s current state of civil emergency, and to slow the spread of the coronavirus, SANDCASTLE & LA HEARING CENTER WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 24th, TENTATIVELY REOPENING APRIL 27th. All appointments will be rescheduled at a later date. We will closely monitor the situation in the coming weeks and continue to post regular updates on our Facebook pages. Please exercise caution during this public health crisis and stay safe.

During our temporary closure, due to COVID-19, we appreciate your patience as we manage this rapidly evolving situation the best we can—with limited staff.

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