The Ark provides high quality care and developmentally appropriate learning experiences for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, as well as a support system for families. Cooperation, independence, and interaction are stressed among children and caring adults.

In order to accomplish our goals, we offer a daily program of experiences which promote growth, well-being, and age-appropriate development of gross and fine motor skills, language skills, cognitive skills, social and emotional skills, positive self-concept, curiosity, interest, and exploration.

Miscellaneous Information

  1. Admission:
    Children attending The Ark shall be over six weeks old through five years. The Ark will provide child care to any child regardless of race, sex, national origin, religion, or handicap.
  2. Hours:
    The Ark provides care 11 hours per day, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, five days a week (Monday through Friday).
  3. Ratios:
    A ratio of one adult to three infants, one to six toddlers and one to nine preschoolers or better is maintained.
  4. Holidays:
    The Ark at Cross of Christ will be closed the following days:

    New Year’s Day January 1
    Presidents’ Day Third Monday in February
    Memorial Day Last Monday in May
    Independence Day July 4
    Labor Day First Monday in September
    Thanksgiving Holiday Fourth Thursday in November and following day
    Christmas Eve
    (Early closing)
    December 24; the Ark closes at 3:00 PM
    Christmas Day December 25
    Christmas Holiday The Ark is closed the week between Christmas and New Years Day.
    Staff Retreat
    One day per year the Ark closes for the annual staff retreat.
  5. Disaster Handbook:
    Please click to view The Ark’s DisasterHandbook
  6. Health Policy:
    Please click to view The Ark’s HealthPolicy
  7. Parent Handbook:
    Please click to view The Ark’s Parent Handbook
  8. Registration Form:
    Please click to view The Ark’s RegistrationForm