Noah’s Ark

Noah's Ark Child Care is closing September 1, 2019.

We believe in a child centered approach to develop a positive self-image. We use developmentally appropriate practices to build each child’s social/emotional, cognitive, language, creativity, fine motor, and gross motor skills.

Mission Statement:
Noah's Ark provides a safe, nurturing, learning and Christian environment for all children.

Days & Hours of Operation:

  • Noah’s Ark Child Care is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Preschool hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Open Monday through Friday.

Noah's Ark Daycare participates in Rooted in Relationships. Click Rooted in Relationships to learn more! 

Call Noah’s Ark at (308) 382-1752 for information. 



  • Lambs: 6 weeks to 12 months
  • Chimps: 12 to 24 months
  • Pandas: 2 year olds
  • Zebras: 33 months to 3 year olds (early preschool)
  • Giraffes: 3, 4 and 5 year olds (preschool by July 31 of current year)
  • Gorillas: 5+ year olds (must be enrolled in elementary school)

Infant & Toddler Care:
Children 6 weeks to 24 months are cared for in a warm, loving & nurturing environment. Infants begin in our Lamb room. We work closely with families to provide an individualized plan of care for each infant.

Once children are 12 months old, they transition into the Chimp room so they are able to participate in more age appropriate activities.

At 24 months, children will transition to the Panda room. Each of these classrooms utilize creative curriculum for infants, toddlers and two’s.

Preschool Program:
A three year old to five year old preschool program is offered.

Children that are 3 to 5 years old are cared for in a fun learning environment. Our Preschool Program is a year-long program beginning the the middle to end of August and continuing through July. Noah’s Ark utilizes creative curriculum for preschoolers.

Children may attend Noah’s Ark for child care with preschool all day or for preschool hours only (7:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.)

School Age Care:
Need a fun and safe place for your school age child during the summer? Bring them to Noah’s Ark for loads of fun! Your child will enjoy weekly bowling field trips, games, toys, and learning activities.

School age care is also available throughout the school year. Before/After school, during school breaks and intersession. Transportation is not provided for before or after school care.

A healthy breakfast, lunch, and snack are served daily. We participate in the Food Program.

Registration Fee: $100 (non-refundable)

Infants & Toddlers (6 weeks to 24 months):

  • Full-time care enrollment slot (4 to 5 days/week): $155 per week, flat fee.
  • Part-time care enrollment slot (1 to 3 days/week): $110 per week, flat fee.

Diaper fee: $1.00 per diaper borrowed.

Children 24 months to preschool-age (preschool is included in full/part time care rates):

  • Full-time care enrollment slot (4 to 5 days/week): $135 per week, flat fee. $130 per week for sibling(s), flat fee.
  • Part-time care enrollment slot (1 to 3 days/week): $86 per week, flat fee. $81 per week for sibling(s), flat fee.

Diaper fee: $1.00 per diaper borrowed.

Preschool Only (3, 4 or 5 years old by July 31):

  • 7:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (includes breakfast, morning snack and lunch): $20 per day, flat rate.

School Age Only (5 years old to 13 years old, who are enrolled in elementary/middle school):

  • Full-time care enrollment slot (4 to 5 days/week): $135 per week, flat fee. $130 per week for sibling(s), flat fee.
  • Part-time care enrollment slot (2 to 3 days/week): $86 per week, flat fee. $81 per week for sibling(s), flat fee.
  • One day during week: $31 per day, flat fee. $30 per day for sibling(s), flat fee.

Before & After School Care Only:

  • 6:00-7:45 a.m.
  • 3:30-6:00 p.m.
  • 2:00-6:00 p.m. when school is in session.
  • $13 per day, flat rate. No sibling fee.

Drop In Care:

  • $40 per day, flat rate ($40 remains the same no matter how many days they attend)
  • Availability for attendance depends on whether space is available for days requested

Other Applicable Fees:

  • $20 for Late Pickup (after 6 p.m.)
  • $25 insufficient funds plus the amount of the check/payment
  • Final week of care is paid in advance

Downloadable Billing Agreements:

Noah’s Ark Child Care and Preschool of the Trinity United Methodist Church is a licensed childcare provider with the State of Nebraska.

Noah's Ark Staff:
Staff member are caring and nurturing individuals that strive to meet the needs of each individual child and are required to complete at least twelve hours of training each year. They are trained in infant/child CPR and First Aid.

Interested in applying to Noah's Ark Daycare? Check out the links below!

Click below to download the application and references. Please fill it out and bring them to Noah's Ark at 511 North Elm Street.

Reference Check


Noah’s Ark is a participant in Step Up to Quality, which is Nebraska’s Early Childhood Quality Rating and Improvement System. We have been awarded a Step Two rating.

Early learning builds the foundation for skills needed in school, work and life. Quality child care matters and that’s why we’re so proud to be a quality rated program through Step Up to Quality.

You can learn more about Step Up to Quality here.

We need your help!
In order to keep costs down but quality of care up, our center has needs that you can help us with. Please consider donating one or multiple of the items we have during the month of November.

Who can help:

  • Families of Center
  • Congregation Members
  • Community Members

Donation Needs:

  • Paper Towels for Kitchen
  • Monetary Donations for Toilet Paper to Trinity United Methodist Church (into on memo line)
  • Members Mark Paper Towel Refills for Bathrooms (Sam's Club)
  • 6" Paper Plates
  • Post It Notes
  • Copier Paper
  • Construction Paper
  • Tissue Paper
  • Crepe Paper Streamers
  • Notebook Paper
  • Bulletin Board Paper
  • Plastic Silverware
  • Plain napkins
  • 5 ounce wax cups (Sam's Club)