NOAH’S ARK PRESCHOOL
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.
May 10: Village Creek Strawberry Farm Field Trip
May 15 & 16: Muffins for Mom
May 26: Preschool Program & Graduation at 9:30 am
May 29: No School – Memorial Day
May 31: Last Day of School
Sign Up for Mrs. Marie’s Summer Camp Now Ages 3 – 7
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 9:30 – INDEPENDENT PLAY
9:30 TO 9:50 – CIRCLE TIME
9:50 TO 10:20 – ART
10:20 TO 10:40 – SNACK
10:40 TO 11:00 – LEARNING CENTERS (BIBLE STORY ON WEDNESDAY)
11:00 TO 11:30 – CLEAN UP / BATHROOM BREAK / REVIEW LESSON OF DAY
11:30 TO 12:00 – OUTSIDE PLAY
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 attended East Carolina University. Kelly is currently working on a degree in elementary education. 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.
Gwyn Rice, Teacher (3 to 4 year old class)
Gwyn Rice has been with Noah’s Ark since 1999. She previously worked for the Craven County Schools at Bridgeton Elementary in the Exceptional Children’s Program and as a substitute teacher. She attended Craven Community College and received her Early Childhood Credentials. She has completed Effective Teacher Training, along with many other educational workshop opportunities. She is a mother of two wonderful children and the grandmother of three lovely grandchildren.