The Ark Ministry

THE ARK Registration 2018-19 is now open!


Registration for the upcoming school year will be on-line only; no paper forms will be accepted. The form must be filled out in its entirety and a non-refundable $30 registration fee is due at the time of submission. This fee can conveniently be paid on-line via credit card. We look forward to serving your family in your early childhood education journey!


**Please note that our 3 Year and 4 Year AM classes are filled. We are currently registering for our 3 Year and 4 Year PM Preschool classes, our 5 Year Preschool class, and our 2 Year and 3 Year Playgroup Plus classes (2 AMs/week). If you are in search of a 4 Year AM preschool, know that we may open a second AM class if there is a need. Please register for the PM class as your first choice and indicate AM as your second choice. This will put you on the waitlist for the AM class should we open it. You will be notified in the order in which you register if a spot becomes available.


If you have any questions about any of our offerings, please do not hesitate to contact Dawn Albright (ARKDirector@CommunityUMChurch.com).  


Click here to register


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 Playgroups and Preschool. 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!

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.