Sandcastle Clinical & Educational Services is a private, non-profit agency established 14 years ago. Sandcastle offers a variety of services to approximately 250 families weekly. With over 40 employees, Sandcastle staff specialize in early childhood education and intervention. The philosophy upheld by the Program is that every child, regardless of ability or disability, is entitled to equal access in early childhood programming. Therefore, classrooms 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, physical, occupational, psychological or specially designed instruction.
As a family-centered 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 community reputation and partnerships are strong, regularly engaging community partners such as Bates College, the University of Southern Maine Lewiston-Auburn College, Andover College, Central Maine Community College, University of Maine at Farmington and area high schools. Sandcastle is actively involved in the Androscoggin County’s United Way and Chamber of Commerce, receiving awards in recognition for services delivered to the community.Print