Important Registration Information


Registration Information reflects the 2017-2018 Preschool Year.

Call to arrange a time to visit the preschool and answer any questions you may have about Noah’s Ark Preschool.  We accept registration on a first come, first serve basis.  Registration for 2017-2018 is currently open.

Information for Parents to read before Registering at Noah’s Ark Preschool

Noah’s Ark Preschool, 1617 E. Emerson Street, Bloomington, Illinois, is a non‑profit school, operated by a Board of Directors under the auspices of the Congregational Council of St. John’s Lutheran Church. Noah’s Ark Preschool has liability insurance through St. John’s Lutheran Church. The policy is placed with State Farm Fire and Casualty Insurance. Noah’s Ark is licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and is inspected regularly. Noah’s Ark is affiliated with the local Child Care Resource and Referral Network.

The objectives of Noah’s Ark are as follows:
1. To provide a rich curriculum which encourages opportunities to explore, live, and understand the world intelligently.
2. To help children to behave as responsible preschool citizens, by practicing cooperation, sharing, respect for people and property, self control, and recognition of responsibilities.
3. To help a child develop an awareness of his own feelings and to teach him to express his feelings in socially acceptable ways.
4. To meet the child’s needs for gross and fine motor development, rest, exercise, good nutrition, and safe behavior.

Admission Policies
Application for admittance for the next school year may be made beginning mid January of the same year. A child, to be eligible for the coming year, must be 2 years old by June 1st of that same year. Or a child will need to be toilet trained and reach the age of three or four by September 1st. Noah’s Ark enrolls a maximum of 10 two year olds, 41 three year olds, 13 three and a half year olds, 60 Pre-K 4, and 20 Pre-K 5 children that turn 5 year olds by Dec. 1. Class size is determined by room size. Admission to any particular class is on a first come, first served basis. We reserve the right to balance the number of boys and girls within each class and change teachers as necessary.

Enrollment Procedures
To be enrolled at Noah’s Ark, fees must be paid, the application form must be completed along with parental consent forms regarding table prayer, photographs and possible trips away from the school. Completion of emergency cards is mandatory by your child’s school start date. After receiving the Parent Handbook parents must agree to uphold all policies and procedures of the preschool and sign necessary document stating their agreement.

Special Needs
When a specific educational plan is necessary to accommodate a individual child’s special needs, the staff and the Director may request the parents to furnish professional assessments to assist Noah’s Ark in developing this plan. The staff shall consult with parents before implementing any special procedures required to meet the child’s individual needs.

Waiting Lists
Noah’s Ark Preschool does not keep a waiting list prior to registration in January. Once classes are filled, a list of interested persons will be kept to fill any class vacancies that may occur.

Withdrawal Procedures
If a child is withdrawn from the school during the school year, a two week’s written notice must be given. Tuition fees of any months paid in advance will be refunded if: 1A. The child is withdrawn to attend a public school early childhood program OR B. The family is transferred to another community AND 2. The preschool is able to fill the vacancy create by the child’s withdrawal. The $80.00 registration fee is non-refundable.

Fees and Support
Noah’s Ark is a self‑supporting school. Operational funds come from tuition charges and registration fees. A non-refundable registration fee of $80.00 is due when submitting an application. The registration fee and one month’s tuition must be submitted with a child’s application materials for the child to be considered enrolled in the program. This first tuition payment will be applied as the September tuition payment.
To help defray the cost of snacks and juice, a non-refundable snack fee of $30 for 2 days/week of school, $45 for 3 days/week of school and $60 for 5 days/week of school will be due at Noah’s Ark open house in August.

One month’s tuition must be submitted with a child’s application in order for the child to be enrolled. This tuition payment will be applied as September’s tuition. Tuition must be paid monthly on or before the 1st day of the preceding month (e.g., November tuition is due on or before October 1). Monthly tuition charges are as follows:

2017-2018 Preschool Year

Class Days/Week Times Tuition/monthly

2s Tuesday/Thursday 8:25-10:40 am $105

2s Tuesday/Thursday 11:30-1:45 pm $105

3s Tuesday/Thursday 8:15-10:45 am $105 

3s Tuesday/Thursday 11:30-2:00 pm $105

3s Monday/Wednesday/Friday 8:15-10:45 am $140

3½ s Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11:30-2:00 pm $140

Pre-K 4 Monday/Wednesday/Friday 8:15-11:00 am $140 

Pre-K 4 Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11:30-2:15 pm $140 

Pre-K 4 Monday-Friday 8:20-11:05 am $205

Pre-K 5 Monday-Friday 11:30-2:15 pm $205

Tuition is due and payable whether or not the child attends school. Noah’s Ark cannot give refunds or prorated allowances for absences, regardless of the reason. The Noah’s Ark Preschool Parent Handbook will be handed out before the August Open House and contains information on late fees and charges for returned checks.

NSF Charges
All NSF checks will be assessed a service charge of $15.00. After three NSF checks are received within a school year, all further tuition must be paid by cashiers’ check or money order. Failure to pay tuition when due may result in the suspension of the child from school until tuition is paid in full. Form letters will be sent to those whose checks are returned for insufficient funds.

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