History of Noah's Ark Child Development Center

In the summer of 1984 three men from the Twin Cities area formed a child care program called "Noah's Ark".  I had just completed my BA degree from Bethel College in Social Work, was married and a new mom of a four month old.  Knowing I wanted to use my degree and be a mom, I was approached to work at Noah's Ark on a part time basis for the summer.  By fall I became the Director of one of the centers and within a year was asked if I wanted to purchase the company.

Growing up in a family of three kids my mother always had many other children in our home that she cared for.  Her love of children was contagious and she enjoyed all the aspects of watching children grow and develop.  It was clear to me that God was calling my mother and me to work together while nurturing children in an environment like home.
 
In 1986 my parents purchased Noah's Ark.  We worked together for four years until my mother decided to stay at home and care for her six grandchildren.

In 2002 my husband Greg and I purchased Noah's Ark from my parents and to this day enjoy watching children and their families develop, blossom and learn from each other.
 
I feel very blessed to have been in this business for close to 30 years and look forward to serving families and my staff for many years to come.

Beth Held,
President




 

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