Directors Welcome


Welcome to Little Castle. I am honored to be a part of your child’s learning and developmental experience. Upon entering Little Castle over two years ago, I knew this is where I wanted to spend the rest of my career. Here at Little Castle, we take pride in knowing that we are the only 4-star learning and development center in Eddy County, New Mexico. Being a 4-star center coupled with our passion, drive, and dedication to children gives us a shining light in the early childhood educational industry.

I graduated from Artesia High School in 2008 and went on to play collegiate softball. I returned home to grow my family. Being a mother of two beautiful children – J’syn and Rian – has kept me busy but has not slowed down my educational journey. In 2018, I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education through Ashford University of San Diego. In the future, I plan to pursue a Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education.

Each day is a new adventure and a new opportunity for success and we, at Little Castle, strive to ensure your child has the best experiences. As Rita Pierson stated, “Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” We look forward to being that champion for your child.


Sahara M. Howard

Little Castle Center Director


Meet the Teacher

Ms Christy

I was born in San Antonio, TX and raised in Roswell.  I have lived in Artesia for the last 3 years. I have 2 dogs Titan and Trixie. I am going to school for Early Childhood Development. I worked for head start before starting with Little Castle.  I just celebrated my one year anniversary  with Little Castle!


Some of my Favorites...

Movie: Foot Loose/ Blindside

Color: Purple and Pink

Book: Harry Potter

Food: Chicken Alfredo

Drink: Sweet tea and Coke

Season: Spring and Fall