Early Adult Sunday School at 9:00am | Worship at 10:00am | Sunday School for All Ages at 11:30am

The Children's Ark Preschool

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Extra Special Events

  • Annual Christmas Program
  • Annual Mother's Day Brunch
  • Sibling Day
  • End-of-the-Year Picnic/Father's Day Celebration
  • In addition we celebrate birthdays, holidays and feature a Special Child of the Week

Discovery Centers

All our centers are designed to allow the children to explore and learn during their most formative years.

  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Large Motor Skills
  • Block Building
  • Science and Nature
  • Math
  • Sensory
  • Dramatic Play
  • Art
  • Language
  • Literature
  • Music & Movement

Please visit our Children's Ark Preschool Facebook page for a look inside our classroom and daily events.

Serving the community for over 30 years!

The children’s Ark is a non-profit Early Childhood Program under the supervision of the Fishkill Church of the Nazarene.

Eligibility – Children between the ages of 2 years 9 months and 5 years old.


We offer a creative hands-on curriculum that meets the specific needs of each individual child.

Christian values are used to teach emotional, social, and spiritual growth as well as kindergarten readiness skills for our older children.

We welcome all children and their families regardless of their sex, religion or race.

Our Program

We have a dedicated staff of teachers that has been with us for 5-27 years. Class ratios are 3’s 1-7 and 4’s 1-8. Our curriculum is a combination of both play and academic activities, often using specific themes, seasons and interests of the students. We allow for children to develop and progress according to their individual abilities. Pre-K skills and Life lessons are incorporated into our everyday schedule, in a child-friendly, hands-on approach. The teaching staff creates and fosters a love for learning during children’s most formative years as they play, learn and grow together.


You may select a two, three four or five day Program. We have a unique 3 Hour Program. Class hours are 9-12 noon. All classes are subject to a minimum enrollment of 10 children. Ongoing registration year-round

School Year

The Children’s Ark opens the week after Labor Day and closes the end of the first week in June.

We generally follow the Wappingers School District calendar.


Snack is provided to children who do not have special dietary needs or are subject to allergies. Parents of children with specific needs are asked to provide alternative snacks.

School Safe Program

  • All teachers and staff have completed New York State Division of Criminal Justice background checks.
  • Teachers are CPR, AED and First Aid certified. The school is equipped with an AED.
  • The school is licensed by Dutchess County Department of Health.
  • Our school is linked to the fire department with an alarm and sprinkler system.
  • Our school has a door alarm system and maintains a locked door program with the exception of arrival and dismissal times. Children will not be released to anyone who is not on their transportation form.
  • Any person picking up a child must be prepared to show photo identification.