Noah’s Ark is a supervised Childcare and Church Readiness Program for parish toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten-aged children.
The goals of Noah’s Ark are to provide the children with an early christian education program, to strengthen their foundation of faith, build community, and to introduce church readiness skills in a fun, interactive, and age-appropriate matter. The children are led in various activities throughout the session, and follow a routine which includes free play, prayer, discussions, games, ritual, scripture, music, and craft.
This ministry is staffed by well-trained volunteers who include high school students, confirmation candidates, parents of children attending, and adult parishioners. All adult volunteers adhere to parish / diocesan policy regarding background checks and Safe Environment Programs. The director is CPR and AED certified, and trained as an Epi-Pen delegate.
Noah’s Ark is available weekly during the 10:30am Mass from October through May, and meets in the Early Childhood Center. Two “Decks” are available, so age-appropriate lessons are given to meet the developmental needs of the children. There is no fee for this program, and parishioners may have their children attend as often as is convenient for them.
For more information, please contact Laura Kowalick, the “Captain” in the Religious Education Office at 856-235-7136 x 4