Noah's Ark Child Development Centers

Enrichment Programs

Art School (Minneapolis only)

Art school is a high energy art program geared towards preschool aged children and has touches of history, geography, math, and more.  The lessons are offered once a week for 7-8 months.  The program ends with an Art Show featuring the children's artwork and portfolios.  All materials are provided by Art School and are child safe.

Creative movement (Minneapolis only)

This class is designed to stimulate and develop an early love and comfort with moving to music. It also encourages imagination and the development of basic motor skills. This class is taught by dance instructors from Ballare Teatro.

Music class 

Growing with Music is a developmental music program designed especially for toddlers and preschoolers with a curriculum that supports the prekindergarten national music standards of the Music Educators National Conference. Each week students are guided through thirty minutes of musical activities designed to emphasize overall development while introducing important music concepts.

The Growing With Music Instructor's training in music and child development ensures professional, effective, and enjoyable music programming for young children. All Instructors have a Bachelor of Music, Science, or Arts degree and are certified with the Certification Board for Music Therapists, Inc. or registered with the National Music Therapy Registry.

Sign language

The staff at Noah's Ark are trained in American sign language. Recent studies have found many benefits for children who learn ASl. Some of the benefits are listed below:

Promotes the development of language skills, reinforces language skills already developed, reduces frustration at not being able to express needs, increase speed of spatial reasoning development, develops understanding of language for communication of emotions, creates feelings of satisfaction and accomplishment, may increase IQ, Increases creative thinking, teaches a 2nd language that is formally and nationally recognized (ASL), reduces unexplainable emotional outbursts, Increases early literacy skills, and teaches children how to start (and participate in) a conversation.

Soccer Class (offered year round)

Soccer Shots is offered all year round for the preschoolers.

Spanish Class (offered September-May)

Spanish is the second most common language spoken in the U.S.  Preschool children are developing language skills rapidly and they quickly absorb whatever they hear.  By learning Spanish at an early age children will gain the ability to communicate with Spanish-speaking classmates, learn about other cultures, and also improve critical thinking ability.  Researchers point out that the part of the brain that is active when learning a new language is in fact more responsive between the ages of 3 to 6 years old.

 




 

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