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Orientation Night

Orientation Night has been rescheduled for August 27th.

  • MWF three year old class will attend from 4-4:45pm
  • T/Th three and four year old classes will attend from 5-5:45pm
  • MWF four year class will meet from 6:6:45

*Only One Adult per student, no siblings.   *Adults must wear face masks coming inside the building/classrooms

Parents, please settle your child into their classroom and then head to our Church Gathering Space (signs will direct you).  The parent meeting will start at 4:10, 5:10 and 6:10.  The parent meeting will last for 30 minutes.  We will go over the addendum pages that have been added to our handbook to help prepare for Covid-19 issues, take questions and collect the Supply Fee and the Activity Fee, along with any paperwork you have filled out, ready to hand in (all paperwork/forms need to be in before of on the first day of school).  Any questions past the time limit for the Director, will need to transpire through email or phone.

Please Leave Promptly after your time slot; this will allow the teachers to clean and prep the room for the next set of students.

We are really looking forward to starting in the fall.  We have really missed our little friends!


Fall Openings for our 2020-2021 School Year

We are excited to still be accepting new registrations for the 2020-2021 Fall School Year.  Available openings are as follows:

1 Open spots in our Tue/Thurs 4 year old class.

2 Open spots in our MWF 3 year class.

The registration application can be found on our webpage along with the ability to submit the $50 registration fee On-Line.  Please call the office or send and email if you have any questions.

School is Closed until May 1st

We are  taking applications for the 2020-2021 school year. If you are unable to pay the $50 Registration fee at this time, we will waive the payment until this fall when school starts.
3 year olds MWF, T/Th 9-11:30am
4 year olds T/Th 9-1pm

Call now for information! 319-396-3125

M-F 9-2pm.

Playground Mulch Day

Saturday, June 29 is a Cedar Hills Community Church Grounds Day!  Noah’s Ark Preschool has just received a LOT of mulch to replenish our playground.  Parents of Noah’s Ark Students are welcome to come and help us Mulch our Playground from 8:30 – 11:30 am.  Bring your own rake and a wheelbarrow if you have them.

June 2019 Update

“We love each other because He loved us first.” ~ 1 John 4:19

This verse had been on my heart quite a bit since I have accepted this new position. I see this verse in every aspect as I discover how awesome our school is. Our staff is a living testament of this scripture. Because we are loved, we are able to instill a great love to our students. Our students see this love and crave it from us. The school has been blessed for the last 16 years under Leslie Clauson’s love. We truly thank her for her service in this ministry. We will miss her desperately.

We have concluded our 49th year of school with 47 wonderful students. We have parents who are raising their children in His love. The end of the year is bittersweet. We’ve seen our students grow and accomplish so much! We will miss those students who will be attending other schools next year. A piece of our heart goes with them. We rejoice to know that many students will rejoin us again next year!

Summer School plans are in full swing. We offer two 3-week sessions in June and July. If your student isn’t signed up, we still have a few spots left. Contact us by email or call 319-396-3125 for more information.

We ask for prayers for our upcoming 50th Year of Preschool at Noah’s Ark.

Kris Crowther
Director of Noah’s Ark Preschool


New Director

We are excited to announce Kris Crowther as our new director! Kris has been teaching at Noah’s Ark for over six years.  She has been working closely with Leslie these last few minutes in order to have a smooth transition for the 2019-2020 school year of activities.

Welcome, Kris!

April 2019 Update

Telling a preschooler the real Easter story is a delicate matter. No bunnies or colorful eggs, just felt pieces to show the story. We tell the whole story, scary parts and all. We begin by saying, this is the most  important story ever and it’s a real story.

We discuss, all the time, if a story we read is real or make believe. Most of them can tell you the real story about a little baby born in Bethlehem, but now that boy is a grown man, already a hard concept to imagine for a young mind.

Then, we talk about how some people hated Jesus. What?! They thought he was a good guy. Yes, he is a very good guy, but mean people wanted to hurt him. They ask, “Why?”

Well, Jesus told everyone that he was the Son of God and he performed miracles, but some people were threatened by his power and wanted to kill him. “What? Like really kill him?” they ask. Yes, they beat him badly and nailed his hands and feet to a cross. He hung there until he died.

Their eyes are as big as saucers and the room is very quiet.

Then, Jesus’ friends wrapped his body and put him in a tomb with a huge rock in front so no one would
bother him. His friends were very sad; they went to the tomb three days later, but the stone had been
rolled away! This is the good part! An angel appeared and told them that Jesus was risen and he was not in the tomb.

What?! Now their heads are spinning trying to think how that happened.

We tell them that God raised Jesus from the dead; he was seen by many people; and then he went to heaven and now sits with God. We finish the story telling them that Jesus was sent by God to die for all our sins, every one of us.

“Wait, what?! We are part of this story?!”

Yes, we are all sinners and Jesus died for us. Young minds blown! John 3:16-“For this is the way God loved the world: He gave His one and only son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish, but have eternal life.”

Leslie Clauson
Director of Noah’s Ark Preschool