Director, Kelly Squires (NoahsArk@westnewbernpc.com)
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
September through May
Noah’s Ark Preschool is a ministry of West New Bern Presbyterian Church and was founded to provide families in our community with a quality early-childhood program where God’s love can be experienced. Since children learn best by doing, we encourage active participation in the learning process.
Our theme-based curriculum supports a “hands-on” approach to learning and interacting with the environment. Children are encouraged to express themselves in developmentally appropriate ways.
Noah’s Ark could not function without the support of the church. Donations this year have cut our paper and Snack Time supplies in half. From Lysol Wipes to copy paper, we have been blessed with donations. Those donations have helped the school to purchase supplies for the children in the classroom. Thank you!
Please keep Noah’s Ark in your prayers as we register for the Fall. Refer a friend to our wonderful program
Toddler Time (18 mo. (by August 31st) to 2 1/2 )
2 to 3-year Class (Turns 2 by February 28th)
3 to 4-year Class (Turns 3 by August 31st)
2-day, 3-day, & 5-day programs
4 to 5-year Class (Turns 4 by August 31st)
2-day = Tues & Thurs
3-day = Mon, Wed, Fri
LUNCH BUNCH ($6/hr)
OFFERED UNTIL 2:00 PM DAILY
sample daily schedule
8:55 to 9:05 – DROP OFF
9:00 TO 9:20 – INDEPENDENT PLAY
9:25 TO 9:45- CIRCLE TIME
9:45 TO 10:05 – ART & CENTER TIME
10:10 TO 10:30 – SNACK
10:30 TO 10:50 – MUSIC & MOVEMENT/BIBLE STORY (ON WEDNESDAY)
10:50 TO 11:00 – BATHROOM BREAK
11:00 TO 11:25 – REVIEW LESSON OF DAY/STORY TIME
11:25 TO 12:00 – OUTSIDE PLAY/DEPARTURE
Calendar (see listing for important dates above)
Registration $160 (1st child), $135 (2nd child)
2-day program $110
3-day program $140
5-day program $190
(Registration Fee includes snacks, supplies, and two annual field trips)
Meet the Teachers:
Kelly Squires, Director and Teacher (2 & 3 year old class)
Kelly Squires moved to North Carolina eighteen years ago with her family. She graduated from New Bern High School and received her Associate in Arts degree from Craven Community College. Kelly is currently working on a degree in elementary education at East Carolina University. She has attended workshops and received credit hours though Craven Smart Start. Kelly has been a part of the Noah’s Ark family for twelve years and has been a full-time staff member for ten. This is her second year as Director of Noah’s Ark Preschool. She is also the mother of two wonderful children.
Marie Baldree, Teacher (4 to 5 year old class)
Marie Baldree is originally from Wilkes County. She worked with the Smart Start program for four months prior to moving here. She moved to Grifton in 1998 and attended Craven Community College to get her Early Childhood Education Associate’s degree. Mrs. Marie also runs the “summer camp” that is offered to our students and former students up to second grade during the summer. Marie has two wonderful children and three lovely grandchildren.
Jessica DiMattia, Teacher (3 to 4 year old class)
Miss Jessica has lived in New Bern most of her life and worked at the Craven County Public Library and as a private nanny for several years. Miss Jessica is currently a student at Craven Community College working towards her Early Childhood Education Degree. Miss Jessica also aspires to become a Speech Pathologist and work with children for many years.