The Vision

​​The Astor: Transforming Full Day Childcare and Early Learning in America’s Heartland

Founded by veteran entrepreneurs Crystal McKinsey and Michael Eisele, The Astor is on a mission to revolutionize full day childcare and early learning in America’s heartland and beyond. With the guidance and support of trusted advisors, we are committed to providing an exceptional experience.

We have created a “home away from home” for young people by combining state-of-the-art facilities, an innovative proprietary curriculum, and top-tier educators and leaders recruited nationwide. Our focus is on delivering excellence in every aspect.

At the co-located Astor Academy, we offer full day educational childcare and preschool programming for children aged 6 weeks through 5 years. Our curriculum emphasizes the traditional STEAM components while incorporating entrepreneurship, culinary arts, athletics, and etiquette, providing a well-rounded educational experience.

In addition, we provide academic classes, camps, events, and socials through an Astor Membership for young people aged 6-17. This membership grants access to exciting evening and weekend activities.

The Astor is more than just a childcare facility – it’s a safe, nurturing, academically enriching, and socially engaging destination for your child. It’s where families connect, futures are born, and joy and wonder abound.

Contact us today to schedule a visit and learn more about our Full-Day Educational Care and Preschool Program, or apply for your little one’s space today!