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Ark Child Development Center

715 Diamond Drive
Los Alamos, NM 87544

(505) 662-4822


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"At the Ark we help each child become the child God designed him to be physically, emotionally, socially, cognitively and spiritually. Children are expected to come to school and be themselves.
The Ark staff works as a team with parents to help each child become an independent and unique person. Young children learn through hands on experiences. Teachers are facilitators in creating those learning experiences as they develop the many skills they need from infancy through the elementary school years.

In our play oriented environment, we have many small classrooms with low adult/child ratios to create a nurturing environment that enables children to learn and feel loved. Our large play yard with new play structures and Fellowship Hall lend themselves to a wide variety of activities no matter what the weather. "
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"7:30-8:30 am
Children arrive

8:30 am
Activities in the room, snack, etc

As scheduled

11:30 am or 12 Noon

12:30-3:00 pm

3-5:30 pm
Snack, activities in classroom, outside play

Excerpted from the preschool's website