Getting Your Child Ready For School
Building A Strong Foundation While Exploring Interests and Strengths
preschool | 2.5 - 5 years | Serving Hooksett & Tilton, NH
Children learn at their own pace as we lovingly coach in any areas of weakness and encourage talents and strengths. As the children progress in skill and age, a more formal curriculum, blending the best Montessori techniques with STEAM activities, introduces math, pre-reading, and writing skills in a fun, engaging way.
Learning Respect For Self, Others, and Class Materials
Children learn much more than academic skills, as we develop your child with the social skills and socio-emotional skills that they need for life. We model kindness and compassion and encourage children to reflect these same life-enhancing values.
Arkids Care and Easter Seals Partnership Teaches Caring For Friends, Family, and Community
We partner with Easter Seals to bring diversity and visibility of people with differing abilities into our classrooms to help children with reading and hands-on activities. Our Arkids Care programs provide students and their families with an opportunity to give back to the community several times a year through food and clothing drives.
Staying Healthy With Life Skills Like Hand-Washing
Promoting the importance of cleanliness and staying healthy. Children learn essential life skills like washing hands, cleaning up, and tidying communal spaces like the classroom and dining areas, extensions of our cleaning practices, like regular wiping and washing, and weekly deep-cleans by a professional cleaning service.
Teachers Who Pay Attention and Follow Your Child’s Passion
We understand what your child’s interests are and encourage exploration in those areas of interest. When children are allowed to work independently, at their own pace, they develop the ability to focus without distraction. With their teacher’s guidance, your child takes the next step in their learning.
Early Sprouts and
Our Food Program
Encourage Healthy Eating
Providing home-cooked, healthy meals, and snacks is a part of the CACFP USDA food program. The Early Sprouts initiative invites preschoolers and their families to participate in food-based activities centered around the yummy edibles in our school garden.
Fun Physical Activity
Like Yoga and Exercise
in the “Little Gym”
Kids have access to a mini treadmill, and stationary bike sized just for them. Your child will practice different yoga moves to stretch and tone their muscles every day. Developing their love for exercise encourages your child to stay active, to move well, and to move often.
Outdoor Time to Climb, Peddle, Garden, And More
Kids can climb, slide, and swing on their choice of many play structures, like a climbing wall or monkey bars. An age-appropriate bicycle path helps children practice safely riding their bikes. Our outdoor space includes a garden so that children can shovel and dig, water and tend to plants outside under the open sky and in the sun.
Brightwheel App Allows Easy Communication Between Parents and Teachers
Close communication with parents is a crucial factor in your child’s success. Daily reports keep you up-to-speed on your child’s day-to-day activities and overall progress. Receive pictures, videos, and direct messages. Get reminders about upcoming events and make payments so you won’t miss a beat.
Helping Children Master Skills in A Non-Traditional Setting
Our Annex Room offers a safe space for less conventional learning. Here children in a mixed-age group work in smaller time blocks so they can master the skills they need and gradually move into the more traditional classroom setting when they are ready.
Parenting Library and
Lending Library On-site
To Help You Out
The Ark provides a book lending library so parents can read a variety of stories to their children at home. Our library also includes parenting resources for families that need extra support, parenting tips, and information on community events.
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!