About us

Family photoRose Urness, M.S. Ed., grew up on the Island of Bermuda and was educated under the world-renowned British schooling system. She attended the University of South Florida, receiving a Bachelor Degree in Psychology, with an emphasis in Child Psychology.
Throughout her college years, she worked with behaviorally challenged and developmentally delayed children, and upon graduation, became the lead child counselor in a foster shelter, where she discovered her passion for teaching young children. She went back to college and earned her Professional Teacher Credential with a Cross – Cultural Language and Academic Development endorsement.
After teaching for a number of years in Florida, California and Virginia, Rose decided to pursue a post graduate degree in Education. She received her Master of Science Degree in Education from the Darden College of Education at Old Dominion University.
In 2005, Rose and her family moved to Anthem from Virginia. Rose was looking for a private, non-daycare preschool that offered small class sizes, Bachelor degreed teachers and a nurturing environment. After considerable research, she decided to design a new school based on her high standards as an educator and expectations as a mother. Rose brings incredible insight and experience to Creative Castle, having taught in elementary schools since 1994.

Creative Castle Preschool and Kindergarten has been awarded

anthem award


Nickelodeon Award “Best Preschool in Phoenix”

nick parents picks