Noah’s Ark

Noah’s Ark Child Care and Preschool
A ministry of Trinity United Methodist Church
511 N. Elm St.
Grand Island, NE 68801
Phone: (308) 382-1752


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

Services Provided

The center accepts children 6 weeks to 13 years in age with Infant & Toddler Care, Preschool Care, and School-Age Care.

Noah’s Ark Purpose Philosophy

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

Noah’s Ark Mission Statement

Noah’s Ark provides a safe, nurturing, learning , and Christian environment for all children.

Step Up to Quality Rating

Noah’s Ark is a participant in Step Up to Quality.  Noah’s Ark has been awarded a Step One rating.

Step Up to Quality is Nebraska’s Early Childhood Quality Rating and Improvement System.  For more information on Step Up to Quality you may visit


Days and hours of operation

  • Noah’s Ark Child Care is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Preschool hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
  • Open Monday through Friday.

Infant 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 will transition into our larger Chimp room so they are able to participate in more age appropriate activities.

Preschool programs

  • 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 last week in August and continuing until the third week in May. Noah’s Ark offers a complete curriculum focusing on academics and creativity complete with lots of hands-on activities.
  • Children may attend Noah’s Ark for child care all day or for preschool hours only.

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 field trips, games, toys, and learning activities.
  • School age care is also available throughout the school year. Before/After school, during school breaks and during intersession.
    • Transportation is not provided for before or after school care.

Noah’s Ark Staff

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


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

Infants 6 weeks to 12 months $155/week

Toddlers 12-24 months $150/week

Children 24 months and older prices as follows:

  • $27.00/day (6-9 hours)
  • $4.50/hour (under 6 hours)
  • Sibling rates available.
  • Title XX is accepted.

Come visit or call Noah’s Ark today for more enrollment information or follow the appropriate link below:


  • Lambs – 6 weeks to 12 months
  • Chimps – 12 to 24 months
  • Pandas – 2 year olds
  • Zebras – 3 year olds
  • Giraffes – 4 and 5 year olds
  • Gorillas – 6+ year olds


Children’s Schedule Change

Billing Agreement Daily Routines
6 Week to 12 Month Billing Agreement ‘Lambs’ Daily Routine
12 Month to 24 Month Billing Agreement ‘Chimps’ Daily Routine
24 Months and Up Billing Agreement ‘Pandas’ Daily Routine
Preschool Only Billing Agreement ‘Zebras’ Daily Routine
School Age Billing Agreement ‘Giraffe’ Daily Routine
Title XX Billing Agreement ‘Giraffe’ Daily Routine – Summer
‘Gorilla’ Daily Routine – After School
‘Gorilla’ Daily Routine– Full Day