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Fall Programing: 

Can you believe that summer is almost over? Time to call in and make sure your spot is reserved for the school year. Please call us at 419 -471-9914 or you can email us at (subject line: Fall Registration) 

Annual Paperwork

Parents expect to update your annual paperwork at the beginning of August for the next school year.


Our Caring Staff

Essential Staff:

Abby Blankenship - (Administrator)

Little Lambs:

Joyce Hensley - Joyce has an Associate's Degree from Owens Community College in Early Childhood Education and has over 20 years experience working with infants. Joyce has been with the center since 2003. Joyce believes infants learn and grow best when they have a meaningful, interactive relationship with their caregiver.

Cuddly Bears:

Raquel Stockdale & Sarah Dutridge - Raquel has been with Noah's Ark since 2007 and Sarah since 2010. Raquel and Sarah began their careers as Aides working with all the ages groups at The Ark. Raquel and Sarah co-teach the Bears. Sarah completed her CDA credential in 2016 while Raquel is in the process of completing her CDA credential. Raquel encourages children to explore ideas through art and play. She likes to provide children with engaging learning opportunities. She believes children learn best when they are having fun. Sarah believes children learn best when they are engaged in play with an adult one on one or in a small group setting.

Leap Frogs:

Juliana Jakubowski-Sagastume - (Leap Frogs) Julie has a Bachelor's Degree from the Bowling Green State University in Early Childhood Education with an emphasis in Early Intervention. She is licensed by the Ohio Department of Education as an Early Intervention Specialist. Julie has worked with preschool aged children and taught Kindergarten. Julie recently returned from the mission field in Guatemala where she taught Kindergarten. Julie believes children learn best when they are engaged in hands on activities and having fun.


Brave Lions

Miss Caitlyn B: Caitlyn started teaching in 2008 teaching in early education 13 years before taking a position here at Noah's Ark. She has experience working with all age groups. Spending 5 years in a 3 year old classroom, 2 years in birth to 3 classrooms, 8 years working in a prekindergarten and school age group (4-14 yrs). She started helping other teachers implement schedules, routines and successful behavior management techniques before finding a permanent in Kindergarten readiness program. Caitlyn has had great success in helping pre-kindergarten students get ready in various skills needed to be successful in Kindergarten. Caitlyn believes children learn best by strong guide lines and the freedom to explore and experience the world via their own choices. Ms. Caitlyn completed the Child Development Associate in 2010 and refreshed her knowledge again in 2016 and obtained her CDA in Preschool Education. She is currently a student at Miami University pursuing Early Childhood Education. 

Chillin' Cheetahs

Jodi Youngs  Jodi has been a part of our day care staff since 2003. She started as an aide before taking over as a teacher in the Bears classroom where she taught for over 8 years. Jodi took over as lead teacher in the Cheetahs classroom in 2015. Jodi believes children learn best through routine and exploring their environment, through the lens of play!

Wise Owls:

Heather Jividen -  Heather started out at Noah's Ark as the afternoon schoolage aide in the Owls classroom.  When Shirley retired, Heather took over as lead teacher in the Owls. Heather attended Bowling Green State University for a year and half before taking some time off school. Heather is returning to school in January 2017 to complete her degree. Heather believes children learn best when they are engaged in learning opportunities and exploring their world.




**All of our staff members are certified in First Aid & CPR, Child Abuse Awareness, and Management of Communicable Disease.