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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Child Day Care, Children & Youth

Mission: Our Mission ... to build a stronger community through the children of the future, making a high quality early childhood program accessible to all children, the basis for their success later in life.

Target demographics: Children age 6 weeks to 17 years old, whose family may require care during non-traditional hours, at-risk children and children of families requiring financial assistance, children recieving state assistance for child care not offerred at other programs.

Direct beneficiaries per year: To date, this year … Noah's Ark Academy has served 181 children; with, 34 children receiving income based tuition totaling $24,076; and, 21 foster children attended, totaling $26,736; and, 9 teen parents with a total of 11 children attended, totalling $27,534.

Geographic areas served: Wentzville, Warrenton, Troy, Wright City, Foristell, O'Fallon, Lake Saint Louis, among other cities in the St. Charles County, Warren County and Lincoln County areas.

Programs: Noah's Ark Academy has many programs to support families and their varying needs throughout the community: 1) Full Time and Part Time programs 2) 24 hour care, overnight & weekend care 3) Rotating schedules 4) Income based tuition program 5) Teen parents 6) Parent education 7) Back to work programs through MERS Goodwill and Vocational Rehabilitation

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 1

My kids have been to a few different daycares and this one is by far the worst. From the outside everything looks great. It's clean, everyone seems nice, and the director seems like she really truly cares. But after you have been there for awhile you start to realize the turn over rate is very high, the staff she does keep is not trained,under paid, and over worked. The kids have chores while they are here which consisted of yard work and cleaning toilets. She puts grown children in cribs for time out, restrains them, and does things to intentionally embarrass them. Money is more important than children's safety. She has told her over night workers it's ok for them to sleep when the kids sleep as long as they keep the phone close. She tells parents they need to medicate their children so they are easier to deal with or that they need to institutionalize them because she cannot handle them. She is very critical of parents and is not afraid to state her opinion no matter how inappropriate it may be. And if you dare to take your business else where because you fear for your children's safety she will threaten to sue you for thousands of dollars. I would never recommend this facility to anyone not even as a last resort. On a side note I find it interesting that the good comments on here come from her staff and also are all around the same dates a former employee told me the owner had them write good things about her and the center on this site to make them look better... If it was a good facility she wouldn't need to have people write reviews for her.

5 Elaine33

Client Served

Rating: 1

The owner is a b_____. Never take your kids there. My grandson was refused by Michelle the owner of Noahs Ark to get off the school bus and he was sent back to elementary school. My granddaughter was pushed by a teacher. She calls the police on little children. Non profit my butt All she wants is money. She tried to convince parents their kids are horrible and need therapy. She is a control freak and wants to control you. Her employees sue her for their pay. Her turnover is horrible. Kids have no idea who there teacher is from day to day. Please Please Please do not take your children there.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Noahs Ark Academy is a wonderfull place for my little guy, he has learned a lot and has been surrounded by great teachers and people. Michelle and her team are great!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a student who needed daycare for my son while I finished schooling. I was referred to this organization from Mers Goodwill. Michelle was willing to offert the assistance I needed to finish my degree. For this I am eternally grateful... My son is a 4 year old boy who loves getting up in the morning and going to school. The relief of him enjoying his day has made my life so much easier. Thanks to all who participate in molding this boy into a man..