My first experience with Noah's Ark Academy was as a new foster parent with my first placements. I was completely over whelmed with being a single parent, working full time and suddenly adding three more kids to my household. Going from having a 10 year old only, to three additional kids 2.5 years, 1.5 years, and 3.5 months old and all in diapers was crazy to say the least. I only agreed because my case worker said she knew a great daycare that would accept the kids.
My first experience with Noah's Ark was amazing. Not only did the staff make me feel very welcome but they helped me to work with behavior issues with my first and other groups of kids I had as placements. The facility is always clean, no TV's in the classrooms, structured learning, ample free play time, and daily outdoor activities.
The running joke in my circle of friends was that my son was the Army Brat of child care facilities because we changed frequently before he started kindergarten. We experienced facilities where the kids were lined up in front of TV's in the morning so the teacher could drink coffee in peace, facilities were my son was bitten daily, facilities were diapers were dirty in the evening at pick up, and facilities were his hand and face would be filthy at pick up time.
I can honestly say that I was unsure what Noah's Ark would be like because I had the opinoin that any place that accepts a lot of kids with state subsidies would be similar to some of the worst day cares I experienced. I was completely surprised by how clean, well run, and bright Noah's Ark was.
I wish Noah's Ark had been an option when my son was little.
I became a board member a few years ago because I believe that all kids should have the opportunity to learn and thrive in a healthy and safe environment. I've never regretted it and neither will you.
The 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. Noah's Ark Academy continually helps family's in need through their specials programs such as: 1) Teen Parents; 2) Foster Children; 3) Foster Respite; 4) Income based tuition. While Noah's Ark Academy continued to grow throughout 2012, they increased their focus on family intervention while providing quality care to family's in the region by expanding their program with a 24 hour, 7 day a week program. With your help, Noah's Ark Academy will continue to Make a Difference in the lives of children and families in 2013 and well into the future! Thank you for your support.