Welcome!

 

At Noah's Ark Preschool we offer a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment where students can learn and grow!

 

Why choose Noah's Ark?

 * Small Classes! Each class has 2 teachers and a size of 14-16 students.

* Highly qualified Staff! Each class is led by a Teacher with a Bachelor's Degree in Education.

* Safe and Secure! We are proud to offer a totally secure/locked space during school hours.

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On our page you will find: 

 

Enrollment for: 

2024-2025 School Year - Open Now!

 

Click here for the 2024-2025 Registration Form!

 

Registration can be completed by filling out the Google Form above and submitting the $100 (Non-Refundable) Registration Fee. 

 

The Registration Fee can be paid online HERE

OR

Paid by check/cash and dropped off or mailed to: 

Brandon Lutheran Church

Noah's Ark Preschool

600 E Holly Blvd

Brandon, SD 57005

(Please Note: Registration Fee in memo line.)

 

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Thank you!

Noah’s Ark Preschool Staff

605-582-3401
nap@brandonlutheran.org
UPDATED: 06/20/24

2024-2025 Course Offerings & Class Descriptions

 

 

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 - Darling Doves - 

3 & 4 Year Old Preschool Class 

Morning Session: Wednesday/Friday

***4 Spots Left***

Class size limited to 14.

 

           This class is for students that will not attend Kindergarten the following year, it is an introduction to the school setting.

The goal is to build a strong foundation for learning, and make the school experience a positive one.  We will introduce basic skills and practice decision making through play.  Social skills with our friends are also very important!

        Days and Hours:

          Wednesday & Friday

          8:45 AM -11:15 AM.

       Cost: $140 per Month          

       Whole Year Tuition (9 months): $1260

       Taught by: Ms. Nicole with Educational Assistant Ms. Jodi

        *Must be 3 by Sept. 1st and completely toilet trained*

        (2 times a week/2.5 hours per class)

       Snack Provided.      

 

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- Little Lambs -

3 & 4 Year Old Preschool Class

Morning Session: Tuesday/Thursday

***CLASS IS FULL***

Class size limited to 14.

 

This class is for students that will not attend Kindergarten the following year, it is an introduction to the school setting.

The goal is to build a strong foundation for learning, and make the school experience a positive one.  We will introduce basic skills and practice decision making through play.  Social skills with our friends are also very important!

Days and Hours:- 

Tuesday & Thursday

8:45 AM -11:15 AM.

Cost: $140 per Month          

Whole Year Tuition (9 months): $1260

Taught by: Ms. Nicole with Educational Assistant Ms. Ann

*Must be 3 by Sept. 1st and completely toilet trained*

(2 times a week/2.5 hours per class)

Snack Provided. 

 

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 - Kangaroos -  

4 & 5 Year Old Preschool Class

 Morning Session: Monday/Wednesday/Thursday

***CLASS IS FULL***

Class size limited to 15.

 

This class is for students who may or may not plan to attend Kindergarten the following year. 

This class will dig deeper into basic academic skills and build on those. Fine motor and Large motor skills are worked on as well. Children will learn through hands on activities that are both Teacher guided and student led. 

Days and Hours:

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday

9:15 AM -11:45 AM

Cost: $170 per Month

Whole Year Tuition (9 months): $1530

Taught by: Ms. Kristin with Educational Assistant Ms. Jenni

*Must be 4 by Sept. 1st and completely toilet trained*

(3 times a week/2.5 hours per class)

Snack Provided. 

 

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 - Wise Owls - 

4 & 5 Year Old Kinder Prep Class

 Morning Session: Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday

***CLASS IS FULL***

Class size limited to 16.

 

This class is for students who plan to attend Kindergarten the following year. 

A morning session geared towards Kindergarten readiness. Academic fundamentals of letters and numbers are important in getting ready for the “Big School” but so is encouraging independence, developing fine motor skills and working on the ability to listen and cooperate.  

Days and Hours:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM 

Cost: $195 per Month

Whole Year Tuition (9 months): $1755

Taught by: Ms. Erin with Educational Assistant Ms. Jo

*Must be 4 by June 1st and completely toilet trained*

(4 times a week/2.5 hours per class)

Snack Provided. 

 

***All Classes Offer***

Chapel once a Week with a Brandon Lutheran Pastor

Daily Snack

 

Preschool Open House is Sunday, August 25 2024!

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 Little Lambs Open House Time: 2:00-3:00

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Darling Doves Open House Time: 3:00-4:00

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   Kangaroos Open House Time: 4:00-5:00

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  Wise Owls Open House Time: 4:00-5:00
 
  • First Day for Kangaroo.jpeg  is Monday, August 26th. 

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  • First Day for Dove.jpeg is Wednesday, August 28th. 

 

School Supply List

 

2024/25 Preschool Schedule

 

2024/25 Bible Story Schedule

 

Noah's Ark Preschool Handbook

 

Click HERE to see our Students in action at our 2024 Spring Program!

 

 

Meet the Noah’s Ark Preschool Staff!

 

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Ms. Nicole Jellema

Director and Teacher: Little Lambs & Darling Doves- 3/4 Year Old Preschool Class

Ms. Nicole previously taught at Brandon Elementary. She is honored to serve as director and teaches the littlest of learners. Preschool students are a blessing, and Ms. Nicole enjoys watching them grow socially and academically throughout the years!

  • Favorite Food: Buffalo Chicken anything!
  • Favorite Animal: Dogs
  • Favorite Color: Olive Green
  • Favorite Children’s Book:  Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?
  • Favorite Movie: The Secret life of Pets
  • Favorite Subject:  Reading and Art
  • Favorite Bible Verse: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding" Proverbs 3:5

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Ms. Ann Beesley

Educational Assistant: Little Lambs

Ms. Ann is a Brandon Valley Graduate who taught in the BV School District for over 30 years! Ms. Ann loves doing crafts with the students, reading stories and preparing snacks for them. She is beloved by all who meet her and brightens every room with her laugh. 

  • Favorite Food: Anything from the kitchen of my brother Jim
  • Favorite Animal: Dogs
  • Favorite Color: Yellow
  • Favorite Children’s Book:  Laura Ingalls Series
  • Favorite Movie: The Polar Express
  • Favorite Subject:  Social Studies
  • Favorite Bible Verse: "She is clothed in Strength and Dignity and she laughs without fear of the future." Proverbs 31:25

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Ms. Jodi Myers

Educational Assistant: Darling Doves

Ms. Jodi is a Registered Nurse that is a natural with children. She is patient, creative and fun! Ms. Jodi shows love and grace to all students she encounters.  We are beyond blessed to have her on our teaching team!

  • Favorite Food: Anything Mexican
  • Favorite Animal: Dogs
  • Favorite Color: Red
  • Favorite Children’s Book:  I Love You Stinky Face
  • Favorite Movie: The Blind Side
  • Favorite Subject:  Science
  • Favorite Bible Verse: "Love is Patient" 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

 

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Ms. Kristin McInerney

Teacher: Kangaroos - 4/5 Year Old Preschool Class

Ms. Kristin previously taught in Sioux Falls and also serves as the Director of Children’s Ministries at Brandon Lutheran Church. She brings joy to all those around her. The students are lucky to have such a kind, fun loving soul as their teacher!

  • Favorite Food: Tacos
  • Favorite Animal: Dogs
  • Favorite Color: Purple
  • Favorite Children’s Book: Green, Eggs & Ham by Dr. Seuss
  • Favorite Movie: Finding Nemo
  • Favorite Subject: Math
  • Favorite Bible Verse: “Be strong and courageous, God is with you wherever you go!” Joshua 1:9

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Ms. Jenni Brendsel

Educational Assistant: Kangaroos

Ms. Jenni worked in Youth Ministry for 5 years helping to run a creative arts program. She was also an associate pastor on Sunday mornings working with younger elementary students. Ms. Jenni has a kind and gentle way about her that the students gravitate towards and she is always quick to offer a helping hand. 

  • Favorite Food: Cookies
  • Favorite Animal: Dogs
  • Favorite Color: Pink
  • Favorite Children’s Book: Piggy and Gerald
  • Favorite Movie: No favorite, we don't watch movies often
  • Favorite Subject: Math
  • Favorite Bible Verse: “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil, cling to what is good.” Romans 12:9

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Ms. Erin Sislo

Teacher: Wise Owls - 4/5 Year Old Kinder Prep Class

Ms. Erin has taught Preschool, Kindergarten and 1st grade in California, Arizona and South Dakota! Her smile and welcoming manner sets the tone for a great classroom atmosphere. We are so excited to have Ms. Erin on our team!

  • Favorite Food: Spaghetti
  • Favorite Animal: Giraffe
  • Favorite Color: Blue
  • Favorite Children’s Book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • Favorite Movie: The Little Mermaid
  • Favorite Subject: Math
  • Favorite Bible Verse: “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible” Matthew 19:26

 

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Ms. Jo Conrad

Educational Assistant: Wise Owls

Ms. Jo taught Kindergarten for many years, and knows exactly what it takes for the students to be ready for that great adventure! She brings a valuable perspective and warm heart to the classroom. We are so grateful to have a wonderful teacher like Ms. Jo on the Noah’s Ark Preschool team!

  • Favorite Food: Fried Chicken with Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
  • Favorite Animal: Sloth
  • Favorite Color: Blue and Purple
  • Favorite Children’s Book:  The Little Engine that Could
  • Favorite Movie: It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Favorite Subject:  Reading & Math
  • Favorite Bible Verse: “Now that I am old and gray, do not abandon me, O God. Let me proclaim your power to this new generation, your mighty miracles to all who come after me.” Psalm 71:18 

 

 

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The Mission of Noah's Ark Preschool:

"To Prepare Children for Educational Success while Learning the Way of Christ."

 

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