Noah's Ark Learning Center is a ministry of Emmanuel Baptist Church and has been in operation in North Idaho for 30 years. It is one of the most highly respected preschool, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten learning centers in Couer d'Alene. We believe in giving children a spiritual foundation for their future while also giving our children many opportunities to learn in the classroom and through play.
Our Philosophy covers the child in five different areas of his or her development.
Spiritual Development: All children will have opportunities to develop an understanding of God, Jesus, the Bible, self, family, and others and the natural world.
Emotional Development: We will encourage opportunities to make choices, to exhibit self-control, engage in problem solving, to foster acceptance of responsibility, and to utilize creative expression (through art, music, dramatic play, etc.)
Intellectual Development: We will have learning opportunities to help expand a child's background of knowledge through the five senses and "hands-on" experiences, learn through discovery and inquiry methods, develop a love for learning, provide a challenge, and develop good work habits.
Social Development: Each child may play/work in a small group as he makes choices, begins to learn to take turns (share), care for self and belongings, grow in his relationship with others, learns to accept limits, respects rights, feelings, and property of others, and use good manners.
Physical Development: We will provide activities for large and small muscle development, a balance of exercise and rest, and nutritional emphasis both through classroom teaching and snack food choices. We will also provide a fenced and equipped outdoor play area and a wide variety of indoor play.
Our Promise to you: We will always seek to provide well-trained Christian teachers who care about each child and communicate this through love and individual attention, strive to assist each child in developing good feelings and attitudes about himself and his world, and assist the child through all experiences becoming aware of God's love.