Getting Ready to Move on to Kindergarten
All the social, physical and cognitive skills They Need
pre k | 2.5 - 5 years | Serving Hooksett & Tilton, NH
Learning to Live With Love, Kindness, and Gratitude
The warmth and caring we provide in a positive atmosphere are what we believe all children need to flourish. We believe in being positive role models ourselves, by speaking and acting with love and kindness so that children grow with a strong sense of community, which contributes to their happiness.
Hands-On, Montessori-Style Learning with the
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) activities enhance the already exciting hands-on Montessori and hands-on curriculum of our school. Children learn phonics, hand-writing, and other academic skills. We practice patience, responsibility, and attentiveness, so children move on to Kindergarten with confidence.
Equal Learning Opportunities for Children of all Abilities
Due to early screening, we can help guide children that need a less traditional curriculum. Our Annex Room hosts children with more active learning styles where activities are focused on more sensory and manipulative play. All activities gently guide children towards the skills they need for more formal schooling.
Learning Essential Self-Care Skills Every Day
Children wash their hands and clean up the classroom, so they understand the importance of such daily routines. We help them with self-help skills, giving them the time they need to accomplish tasks themselves, so that they are self-sufficient, making good choices, and creating good habits.
Deep Cleans All
Classrooms Every Week
Teachers keep the classrooms clean by wiping down all surfaces and mopping, yet the weekly deep cleaning by our professional cleaning service keeps our halls smelling fresh and the floors sparkling. Expect a pristine learning environment that shines from top to bottom.
Teachers that Understand Each Child’s Learning Style
We know no two children are alike. Our expert teaching team knows when and how to challenge and advance your child and when to help them through any areas requiring improvement. This individual attention means we can craft lessons to suit your child’s specific needs.
Getting The Best Nutrition And Eating Fresh From The Garden
Breakfast, lunch, and snacks, provided by the USDA food program, are prepared in-house with fresh and wholesome ingredients every day. Kids love eating vegetables grown in our very own garden so that the farm-to-table learning happens from seed to palette for your child.
Letting Loose and Having Fun in the “Big Room” and the “Little Gym”
Our students love to play outside, but when the weather doesn’t cooperate, our “Big Room” is great for playing around and getting plenty of exercises. In our “Little Gym,” kids can get moving on our mini treadmill, bike, and pull up bar. Yoga practice promotes movement with intention and focus.
Getting Daily Doses of Fresh Air And Sunshine
Your child will love the excursions outdoors for at least an hour of play each day. Kids have their choice of slides, climbing walls, and swings. Our grounds also include the garden area for children to hoe, shovel, dig, and wheel little wheelbarrows around, all in the name of a good old-fashioned physical play.
Get photos, videos, and updates on your child’s day
Our teachers partner closely with you to make sure we are meeting your child’s needs. Daily reports, along with videos and photos of your child’s activities, are sent directly to parents through the Brightwheel communication app. Keeping up-to-date on your child’s activities also allows you to have conversations with them about their day.
Teaching compassion through community projects like Easter Seals and Arkids Care
We partner with Easter Seals bring people with varying abilities into our classrooms to read and help children with activities. The Arkids Care Program allows students and their families to participate in 3 different community projects throughout the year. Giving back to the community builds character and shows our students how fulfilling it is to help those in need.
Helping You and Your Family With Extra On-Site Resources
Our little lending library allows you to bring home books to read to your child and also has a parenting resource center with information about parenting techniques and family events in the community. We believe that these resources are essential in helping parents along on the winding road of their parenting journey.
The Ark provides a wonderful environment for your child to learn, grow, and socialize. Each day The Ark focuses on your child’s safety, wellbeing, growth, and development. The teachers are very caring and provide an excellent level of care to each child. The classroom structure focuses on your child’s age group but also takes into consideration each child’s individual level of development. My son has attended The Ark for over 2 1/2 years and he loves all the teachers, the activities, reading at story time, and most of all the playground. I highly recommend The Ark as your child care provider.
Our boys, Anthony and Zachary, have been with The Ark since they were just 2 months old; now Anthony is almost 5 (just graduated preschool at The Ark) and Zach almost 2. The staff is wonderful and has truly become a part of our family over the last 5 years. Our boys love everyone there so much. The Ark does many things throughout the year for fun and the boys always participate. They are always cognizant that every child is different and are wonderful with their development. They always keep my wife Jennifer and I current on the newest news with The Ark and with the development both educationally and emotionally of our boys. We really believe that children are the most important part of people’s lives and The Ark certainly believes that as well. The staff loves all of the children and shows it through care and affection. My wife Jennifer and I can without hesitation recommend The Ark for your children; you won’t regret it.
At The Ark Christian Nursery and Learning Center, families can be confident that their children are well cared for while still having fun. The sense of security felt when leaving our daughter at The Ark is greatly appreciated. Our three year old is learning so much and is eager to share her day with us, when she is picked up. We are always pleased with the feedback from her learning experiences. The location, curriculum, friendly staff and cleanliness of the facility have kept us with The Ark since our daughter was five months old. We have recommended The Ark to coworkers and friends. We would tell anyone who is interested to visit and they will see for themselves what a great place The Ark is. We are so thankful to be able to leave our daughter in a Christian environment with loving teachers while working.
My boys go to the Ark and they love it here! The teachers are great and they learn so much. I’ve seen such an improvement in BOTH of my boys in the 5 months they’ve been going here. My oldest is 4 and he wakes up every morning excited to go to “school”. I would recommend this daycare to anyone looking for child care. And I wouldn’t take my kids anywhere else! My kids are in GREAT HANDS!
My daughter loves going here! She has been since 2015 and absolutely LOVES her teachers. They are very understanding with your schedule and are easy to work with. They work with an app called brightwheel to help engage you in what they are doing in the classroom on a day-to-day basis. They can send pictures and updates of your child. You are also able to message your child’s teacher with any questions, comments, or concerns, making it easier to communicate with one another! With the help of The Ark for the past 4 years, I believe it is going to be in easy transition for our child going into kindergarten in August 😊
The Ark Learning Center has an amazing educational program! They track all the developmental stages along your child’s growth, they provide many services allowing open contact between parents and teachers and allow you to see your child’s daily accomplishments and events that happen. They have a wonderful comunication system allowing parents to frequently ask questions, make comments or just checking in as the day goes on through the Brightwheel app linked to your child! I highly recommend The Ark Learning Center as a place for your child to grow, learn, play and succeed everyday and help them grow into an eager to learn and prepared kindergartener when the time comes! I currently have my daughter in this center, have been consistent for over a year and plan to continue her education through their program for the next few years until kindergarten! She has had many teachers along the way but Ms. Lori, Mr. Ben, Ms. Mayla, Ms. Kaitlin and Ms. Shantel are the ones who spend time with her the most throughout her time at the Ark and they are all amazing! They love her so much and always make sure she gets what she needs and they are great at letting me know when something is needed or if something seems wrong. I highly recommend The Ark Leanring Center for so many reasons I can’t type them all!