Royal Castle Child Development Center is a five-star rated child care center serving children ages six weeks through five years old in the Greater New Orleans area. Opened in 1996 by Pearlie Harris with the dream of providing high-quality child care education to all children. As of today, Royal Castle has served over 2,000 children and families. Pearlie Harris, who has her masters in early childhood education, continues to enhance Royal Castle’s service by using Frog Street Curriculum, taking the children on educational field trips, and teaching the children about national holidays. Royal Castle offers both school year and summer camp programs.
In 2011, Royal Castle received a special visit from First Lady Michelle Obama because of the preschool’s involvement with her Let’s Play movement.