Message From Darlene

Dear Parents,

Let me be the first one to welcome you to Childrens’ Kastle Christian Learning Center! I am so pleased that you are looking at becoming part of our family.

In order to make you feel part of our Childrens’ Kastle family, I would like to tell you a little bit about my family. I am a mother of three handsome boys and have been married to my wonderful husband, Kenn, for 30 years. We are Lancaster residents and in 2001, I was given the most wonderful opportunity to become the owner of Childrens’ Kastle Christian Learning Center.

I have over 25 years of experience working with children. In 1988 I enrolled my oldest son, Kyle, into the toddler program at Childrens’ Kastle. At that time, I was teaching Pre-K in the city of Buffalo. All my children received an amazing foundation at Childrens’ Kastle that was filled with love and care that exceeded my expectations! I always went to work feeling good about the place that I chose for my children.

This is why I decided to become the owner of Childrens’ Kastle. There was something different about this center. The staff was committed to the example set by Christian teaching. Staff loved other children as their own! We continue this philosophy today and strive for excellence in providing the best quality care to all God’s children!

Darlene Bartlett


Darlene Bartlett

CEO of Childrens’ Kastle

BS in Administration with a concentration in Early Childhood Associates in Early Childhood Education

Happy Parents Say

We are so blessed to have such wonderful people teach, love and care for our son Dominick. He loves coming to daycare. We never have to worry about him because we know he is in great care. You provide him with a safe environment to learn and grow. Our expectations have been exceeded with the level of care you all have given him. We cannot thank you enough for the time you put in everyday to care for our son. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Megan, Rich and Dominick Pavetto

Childrens’ Kastle, for our family, has been a welcoming place. I think back to that first day back in January 2005, when I had to leave my little, vulnerable 3 month old, I remember thinking “How can I do this?” Well, it was the comforting arms of Debbie who hugged me as I cried, and reassured me that Crosby would be fine, and so would I, while still understanding how difficult it was to have to go back to work full time. I think I called 2 or 3 times that morning just to make sure he was OK, and picked him up after only a half a day. Never was I judged or told to leave, and was assured I could call anytime. We are proud to say that all 3 of our children have been cared for by Debbie-she has been one of the constants, and such a comfort to our family. She is always there to offer a cheerful smile and hello in the morning, and never forgets any of the children that she has cared for.

Danielle Juliano

We began sending our son to Childrens’ Kastle from 8 weeks old. He was in the program through the start of kindergarten and still attends the after school program today. My daughter now attends Childrens’ Kastle and will follow the same pattern. We found with our son who was going to be a young 5 year old entering kindergarten that he was more than ready when tested to begin school and we attribute a great deal of that to the curriculum at Childrens’ Kastle. We know we will have the same with our daughter. We highly recommend Childrens’ Kastle.

Sue and Todd Puccio

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