Photo by Lorie Palmer
Amanda Robinson and Stephanie Jordan are Noah’s Ark Preschool teachers, seen here in the Noah’s Ark Preschool room at Grangeville Christian Church.
As of Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Meet and greet set for May 16
GRANGEVILLE — An open house to meet new Noah’s Ark Preschool teacher Amanda Robinson and see the facility is set for the Grangeville Christian Church, 402 W.S. 1st Street, Monday, May 16, 6-7 p.m. Those interested may also call the church at 983-0411 or 983-2549, or call Robinson at 983-0686.
GRANGEVILLE After 20 years of serving the community through early childhood education, Noah’s Ark Preschool will add an afternoon class this fall. With this, the church-based preschool will make available all-day pre-kindergarten education.
Longtime area early educator Stephanie Jordan will continue to teach morning classes while Amanda Wolfinger Robinson will teach the afternoon Monday-Wednesday-Friday class.
“We basically saw a need for this service in our community,” said Jordan. “We always have a waiting list, and this is a great way to phase kids in to all-day school.”
Robinson, who grew up in Grangeville and attended school here, began attending the Grangeville Christian Church about five years ago and for the past three years has taught pre-K Sunday School and helped with Kids Time and Main Event, Wednesday night programs offered by the church.
“If you had asked me five years ago if this is where I would be, I would never have guessed,” Robinson smiled. “God had different plans.”
She said her heart is really with the small children and she enjoys the enthusiasm and curiosity they offer. She has spent the last two months training with Jordan.
Noah’s Ark is a ministry of the Grangeville Christian Church and each preschool class is able to have 12 kids. Children must be age 3 by Sept. 1 and fully potty-trained to be in the Tuesday-Thursday classes while the Monday-Wednesday-Friday classes are mainly geared toward 4- and 5-year-old students.
Morning classes start at 8:30 and afternoon classes will continue Mondays and Wednesdays 12:30 to 3 p.m. and until 2 p.m. on Fridays, to coincide with the public school schedule.
“Those kids who will be here all day will bring a sack lunch,” Jordan said.
Currently, six spots are available. The church and teachers will assess the need for classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays as well, and may add those later if needed.
“I am really excited for this opportunity and look forward to continue working with the children’ Robinson said.