General Information:
(717) 832-2ARK (2275)          
Director: Kim Zenyuch  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Programs and Tuition Information for 2018-2019

Noah's Little Ark is a ministry of Palmyra First United Methodist Church and is a quality Christian preschool program is open to two, three, four, and five year-old children regardless of race, color, or creed. The preschool consists of classrooms that are located on the lower level of the church building and also has a playground on the church grounds.

NLA was started in 1998  and has caring and well-trained Christian adults who work with the children. They promote the maximum emotional maturity with spiritual, social, intellectual and physical development.

School Year
2017-2018 School Calendar is here!!

Our Curriculum provides a positive Christian environment in which children can play, explore, create and ask questions while building self-confidence and developing social skills.
Listening skills, attention span and vocabulary are strengthened through songs, fingerplays, stories, sharing and games. Creativity and self-expression are stimulated through a variety of art media.
Christian values are shared through the use of daily Bible verses, Bible songs, Bible stories and prayer at snack time.

Formal parent/teacher conferences will be held during the year.  You may share special concerns with teachers or the Preschool Board of Directors at any time through notes or phone calls.

Programs, Times, & Cost
Pre-Kindergarten Program
To register, children must be toilet trained and 4 years old by Aug. 15 and must be attending Kindergarten the following year:

  • 4 days – AM – Mon-Thurs. = $1,440 ($160/monthly installment) 
  • 4 days – PM – Mon.-Thurs. = $1,440 ($160/monthly installment)

4 Year-Old Program
To register, children must be toilet trained and 4 years old by Dec. 1

  • 3 days – AM – Mon.Wed.Fri      = $1,260 ($140/monthly installment)
  • 3 days - PM - Tues, Wed, Thurs =$1,260 ($140/monthly installment)

3 Year-Old Programs
     Pre-Kindergarten Readiness Class
To register, children must be toilet trained and 3 years old by Aug. 31

  • 3 days – AM – Tues,Thurs, Fri   =$1,260 ($140/monthly installment)
  • 3 days - PM - Tues, Wed, Thurs =$1,260 ($140/monthly installment)

     Traditional 3 Year-Old Program
To register, children must be toilet trained and 3 years old by Dec. 1

  • 2 days – AM – Mon.Wed. =$900 ($100/monthly installment)
  • 2 days - PM - Tues.Thurs.=$900 ($100/monthly installment)

2 Year-Old Program
To register, children must be 2 years old by Oct 1st.  Children may wear diapers or pull-ups for this program.

  • 2 days – AM – Mon.Wed.    =$900 ($100/monthly installment)
  • 2 days – AM – Tues.Thurs. =$900 ($100/monthly installment)

Parents' Morning Out (18 mos -- 2 yrs.)  **NEW**
A fun-filled introduction to school for your child! We are now accepting applications for this new program for children 18 mos to 2 years. Friday mornings, 9-11:30 a.m.
Register today: Parents' Morning Out

Afternoon Enrichment   **NEW** Starting Oct. 2
Mon: Cooking; Tue: Soccer Shots; Wed: Arts Academy; Thu: Science. Monday-Thursday afternoons, 12:30-3:00 p.m.
Mon-Thu $160/month; single day $45/month or drop in $25/day.
Register today: Afternoon Enrichment

Lunch Bunch   **NEW** Starting Oct. 2
Enjoy an extra hour of fun and playtime with your friends. We will eat lunch and play together. Monday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m -- $5/day.
Register today: Lunch Bunch

All AM class hours are 9-11:30 a.m.
All PM class hours are 12:30-3 p.m.

$35 non-refundable entrance fee required

Pay Total School year in Advance - Receive a five percent (5%) discount 

Multiple Student discount - A ten percent (10%) discount for younger siblings (maximum of 2 discounts per family)


  • Art Experience:   Fine motor skills are developed through a variety of art media which encourages self-expression.
  • Block Corner:  A variety of blocks, cars, trucks and trains are available for active play.
  • Educational Toys and Games:  Small motor and cognitive skills are strengthened while playing with puzzles, games, manipulatives and imaginative toys.
  • Family Center:  Social Play is fostered through the use of dress-up clothing, dolls and stuffed animals along with food and dishes in a “kitchen like” atmosphere.
  • Play Dough Table:  Cookie cutters and play dough in a variety of colors and scents provide a creative sensory experience.
  • Reading Center:  A relaxed area designed for children to enjoy books.
  • Science Table:  Science is experienced by observations and experiments.  Nature is discovered through “hands-on” exploration.
  • Water Table:  Pouring water and other materials into various shaped containers provide a unique way to enjoy water and explore measuring and special relationships.

Field Trips
During the school year we will go on several educational and fun field trips that usually relate to our curriculum.  Parents are occasionally asked to provide transportation for these field trip experiences. If you are interested in volunteering for preschool activities, take a look at the Volunteer Opportunities form and let us know where you would like to help!

Parties & Snacks
Parents are asked to share a favorite snack three times a year.
Parents are also invited to contribute treats for holidays and parties.  Noah’s Little Ark will provide all other snacks.

A newsletter and calendar with curriculum topics, field trips, birthdays, vacations, school holidays and special events will be given monthly.  Check out our current newsletter!

Due the 15th of each preceding month to avoid a $5 late fee.  September tuition is due August 15th, and the last payment is due in April.  Please mail all payments to:
     Noah’s Little Ark Preschool
     520 E Birch St
     Palmyra, PA  17078

Noah’s Little Ark Preschool welcomes and promotes the development and happiness of all children.  Our school is here for the entire community.  To determine whether a family qualifies for a full or partial scholarship, you must apply in writing to the Board of Directors and detail the circumstances, which you feel, would demonstrate a need.

To register, please submit a Noah’s Little Ark Preschool application along with a $35.00 non-refundable registration fee.  Remember, class sizes are limited.

Once registered, we ask that you also complete an Enrollment & Payment Agreement form as well as a complete Child Registration Information sheet.