What questions should I ask when deciding on a childcare provider?
Ten Questions You Should Have Answers To In Order To Make Your Choice:
- How much experience do the owners and operators have in business?
- What experience do the teachers have?
- What is the daily routine?
- What is parent involvement?
- Is there time set aside for the parent and teachers to discuss the child?
- How is discipline handled?
- Does the school have an outdoor space and how often is it used?
- Does the school take field trips?
- What is the vacation and holiday schedule
- What is the policy for taking care of sick or injured children?
Then ask yourself these four questions. Visit the preschool, rely on what you see.
- Are the children safe, busy, and happy?
- Does the school have a lively, creative order to it?
- Are the rooms decorated with teacher art or children’s art? (children’s art decorating the room is a sign that the teachers value what the children are creating)
- Do the teachers seem to like what they are doing?
What ages does NACA serve?
Children must be at least two-years-old and walking to enroll at Noah’s Ark Christian Academy. We offer Pre-School, Pre-K, and Georgia Pre-K classrooms. NACA also offers before and after-school care to older school-aged children. During scheduled Paulding County School breaks (fall, summer, winter, spring), we offer camps for school-aged children.
What are NACA’s hours?
NACA is open to serve our families Monday through Friday from 6:00 am until 6:30 pm.
Closed on the following Holidays:
New Years Day
Fourth of July
Friday after Thanksgiving
NACA is closed the week that Christmas falls in (see calendar for specifics) and NO tuition is charged.
What does it mean to be a ‘Christian Academy’?
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
How long has NACA been open?
Noah’s Ark Christian Academy has proudly been serving the families of the greater Hiram area since 2008.
What are the qualifications of the NACA staff and faculty?
Lead teachers are required to have a Child Development Associate (CDA) or Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC) at a minimum.
Where can I find out more about the Abeka curriculum?
The Abeka curriculum is a Christian curriculum with over 50 years of development and refinement. Lessons are designed to be lively, interesting, and memorable. CLICK HERE to find out more about Abeka.
What does a typical day at NACA look like?
Daily, age-appropriate schedules are posted in each classroom including but not limited to large group literacy, exercising, storytime, phonological awareness, music and movement, small groups, center play, outdoor play, rest/nap time, chapel and special activities such as science projects, 3D art sign language, Spanish lessons, and yoga.
What security measures are in place to protect my child?
The safety and security of the children in our care is our number one priority. To this end, our facility has been equipped with state-of-the-art security systems. Live feed cameras monitor all classrooms and play areas. Access to Noah’s Ark Christian Academy is a password protected entry with individual security codes for each parent to access the facility. Every measure will be taken to ensure the health and security of the children in our care.
How does NACA handle food allergies?
We are a nut-free facility. Any food items that you bring in must be store-bought with an ingredient and a shelf life label-this is to avoid allergic reactions for those children afflicted with food limitations.