Noah's Ark Preschool
The most developmental years
Noah's Ark Preschool
Learning in a nurturing, Christ-centered environment
We believe that the first five years are the most developmental years, and should, therefore, be exposed to many positive learning experiences. This is why we offer a K2-K4 program. We are a Preschool, not a daycare facility. We offer a language enriched program that helps the young learner to easily learn, and not just to recognize their letters, but to also apply the sound of letters that build to blends, that leads to forming words into sentences.
Students learn about their Creator and start to build a relationship with God their Father. Many of our activities are hands-on experiences, while still developing fine motor writing skills. We believe that our classrooms must provide a safe and nurturing environment in order for our children to learn and grow in the Lord. Our goal is to enhance each child’s gifts and abilities through learning, so that they can develop into the mighty child of God, and to be prepared for the eventual calling that they were created to become.
Our phonics enriched program also includes art, cooking, physical education, rest and center time, field trips, phonics, science, computer, chapel/Bible class, math, beginner reading, social studies, circle times, music and movement, Spanish and many more developmental learning experiences for your 2, 3 and 4 year old. Preschool students learn basic concepts such as colors, shapes, and letters. They also learn social skills including respect and passion.
Harmony Christian School provides a nurturing environment that uses Biblical truth to reinforce these important skills.
Children are a heratige from the Lord, offspring a reward from Him.
What you can expect from our Preschool program?
- Teachers with many years of experience
- Typical teacher to student ratios for K3 is 1:6, and K4 is 1:7.
- Daily communication via Parent Connection (Slack App), weekly newsletters, pictures of students sent home
- Clean and safe environment, doors secured, regularly scheduled drills
- Spiritual, social, physical development and faith formation plan begins in preschool, with an emphasis on respect and obedience
- Ongoing academic assessments of letter/sound recognition and number/concepts; learning centers tailored to student need and development focusing on fine motor, visual motor, and gross motor skills along with social and academic skills
Our Noah's Ark Preschool is truly blessed to have Mrs. Angelo as our K3 teacher. We asked her to share a bit about herself, so read on to learn more about the teacher who spends her days with our youngest students!
"I was born in Farmington, New Mexico and grew up in Springfield, MO. I attended a Christian school from 2nd-12th grade. I moved to NJ for a teaching job, where I taught preschool for 5 years.
My husband, David, and I have been married for 29 years. We have 3 beautiful daughters, Kayla, Rachael, and Jenna. Kayla and Rachael both graduated from HCS and this is Jenna's senior year. "Miss Jenna", as all the children call her, works in after school daycare.
I love teaching preschool because I love working with children and setting the foundation for their growth and development in the future.
The children, and the friendships, are what I enjoy the most about being at HCS.
I was led to HCS when my eldest daughter (who is now 25!) was in K4. I used to help at the school from time to time. Eventually, I started substitute teaching. Then, I became a teacher's aide, and then began teaching my own class. I have been teaching at HCS for 14 years!"
Favorite food: steak and anything chocolate
Favorite music: contemporary Christian
Hobbies: scrapbooking and baking/cooking
Favorite sport: hockey
K4 & 6th Grade Science Teacher; Pre-K Supervisor
Early Education Supervisor
6th Grade Science Teacher
Ms. Long "wears many hats" at HCS, and is well known and loved for her dedication to each area where she is involved.
One thing that HCS parents appreciate most about her is her willingness to teach each child according to their individual styles, strengths, and abilities.
Read on to learn more about her!
"I have been at HCS since 2006.
I had originally entered college as Pre-Law. However my father was a pastor and was looking to start a school, and he wanted me to be a teacher. My oldest sister had already completed a Master's in Education and was working on a Doctorate, so I then switched to Education.
Since then, God has showed me that my calling is teaching, and working with all age groups. I have taught Pre-K through 8th grade, and have tutored for high school subjects.
There is not a specific age or grade that I like the most. I enjoy all of the ages and grades that I have been privileged to teach. I truly enjoy the students and learning how to teach toward each child's individual learning ability.
I am the youngest of 5 girls, and have 2 cats. I am the Children's Ministry Leader at my church.
I am an advocate for Wings of Refuge children's home in Haiti. It has been an amazing opportunity to travel there on several occasions with other HCS staff and students.
My education includes a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, a Master's in Education, and Professional Development through Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Awards I have received are "Who's Who in National Registry", "Champion of Young Children", and "Recognizing Excellence in Early Childhood Education".
For 4 years, I coached cheerleading and brought a team to competition in Florida."
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1790 Route 211 East
Middletown, NY 10940
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