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Noah's Ark Day School

127 Wells Mills Rd
Waretown, NJ 08758

(609) 693-4900

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We are a family owned and operated preschool, offering before and after care as well. Our school is a place "Where Children Are Allowed To Be Children."

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

Our goal is to develop a happy, well-adjusted child who enjoys school. We hope to reach this end through effective teaching. We will provide the materials and opportunities for independent learning in a free but structured environment, guided with love and affection.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We feel that it is essential for the home and school to work together in order to achieve an effective and beneficial program. Our teachers are available to the parents daily at the school or on the phone. Progress reports are sent home twice during the year for our pre-kindergarten students.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Special Meetings
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

Our staff has years of experience in handling separation. We recommend following a simple routine for drop-off, then saying goodbye and leaving. We encourage parents to call the center to be sure their child has settled in.