The Ark Ministry

THE ARK Ministry is an outreach program of Community Church, a United Methodist Congregation in Harrison City, that provides education and childcare through various programs including Playgroup, Preschool and Kindergarten Kare. THE ARK Ministry Council and staff members work together to ensure the highest quality programs exist for the children we serve. For further information or to speak with someone about any of the ARK Ministry programs, please call 724-744-0402. We hope you will consider sharing your child with us!


Contact ARKRegistrar@CommunityUMChurch.com or 724-744-0402, option 3 for any questions regarding registration. 


To print the registration form for the 2017-18 school year, click below!


Preschool and Playgroup Plus Registration Form

playgroup (2 & 3 years old)

We currently offer two day Playgroup programs for 2 year olds and 3 year olds. (Your child must be 2 years old / 3 years old by September 1 to qualify for the respective Playgroup program.) Playgroup sessions are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 – 11:30 am and an additional 3 year old session is held in the afternoon from 12:30 - 3:00 pm. (Please note that Playgroup sessions are shortened by ½ hour for the month of September only to allow adjustment for children and families.)


You may register your child for the morning session or the afternoon session, 

not both.

preschool (3 & 4 years old)

We currently offer three day Preschool programs for 3 and 4 year olds. Your child must be 3 years old/4 years old by September 1 and potty-trained to qualify for the respective Preschool program.


Preschool sessions are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from

9:00 – 11:30 am and an additional 4 year old session is held in the afternoon from 12:30 - 3:00 pm.


You may register your child for the morning or the afternoon session, not both.

5 Year old preschool

We currently offer a four day program for children who are eligible for Kindergarten, but who would benefit from another year of preschool experience.


Your child must be 5 years old by September 1 to qualify for the program; however, we will often accept children who have later September or October birthdays and previous preschool experience.


This program is held on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from

12:30 - 3:00 pm.

kindergarten Kare

We currently offer morning and afternoon Kindergarten Kare for children who attend McCullough, Sunrise or Harrison Park elementary schools.


The morning session is held from 6:30 am - 12:45 pm and the afternoon session is held from 11:45 am - 6:00 pm. Transportation is provided from the morning Kindergarten to school and from school to the afternoon Kindergarten.

noah's kids (k-5th grade)

It is with heavy heart that I write to inform you that due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our immediate control, we must suspend Noah’s Kids Before/After School care for the 2017-18 school year. We sincerely apologize for the hardship we know that some of you will face. This decision, while not one that we ever wanted nor anticipated having to make, is necessary. Our team, along with Community Church Council, have explored all available options and regrettably have come to the realization that we simply cannot offer a safe, effective, state-compliant program for the foreseeable future.


While it does not help with your immediate circumstances, we would like our families to know that we are using this time to re-evaluate this ministry and how it will look in our new space. Our goal is to bring Noah’s Kids back better than ever when our circumstances and environment deem it possible.


You can expect to see your registration fee returned shortly. If you would like any of the paperwork that was submitted (vaccination reports/physicals), please email NKDirector@CommunityUMChurch.com with your request. Otherwise, the papers will be shredded September 1.


We wish you God’s mercies in finding alternative care and rich blessings in the upcoming school year.


On behalf of THE ARK and CUMC Church Council, with our deepest regrets,

Dawn Albright

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Dawn Albright, ARK Supervisor

THE ARK @ CUMC

724-744-0402, option 1