About ARK

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We welcome you and your child to the Ark Preschool/Kindergarten. While your child is enrolled in our program, he/she will be provided a quality education with developmentally appropriate social skills.

We encourage parents’ involvement and participation to reinforce these early years of your child’s academic and social development. The Ark Preschool/Kindergarten maintains an open-door policy. Our parents are welcome to visit our classes at any time.

The Ark Preschool/Kindergarten is a preschool that operates under the guidelines of the State of Vermont and a kindergarten program that operates under the Vermont Department of Education.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, political belief or religion of parents.

All the staff at the Ark Preschool/Kindergarten will be working for the best interests of your child and for their welfare.

Payment Options

The tuition for the Ark Preschool/Kindergarten is a fee set by the administration according to the program in which your child is enrolled. Full tuition is charged regardless of whether your child is present or not. If your child is absent for any reason, we reserve his/her place, therefore, we must charge for the service. This applies to all age groups and all sessions.

Our tuition is based on an annual fee that can be paid by your choice of the following plans. This annual fee is divided into a weekly amount. This allows you the freedom of not paying any tuition during the full weeks of school vacation, but tuition is paid during all the rest of the weeks beginning in August through the end of the school year. All other weeks are considered to be full weeks and should be paid each week in advance.  Tuition must be paid in advance.  You may choose to pay weekly, biweekly, or monthly, but each payment needs to be in advance of the week or weeks it is for.  Please make checks payable to The Ark Preschool.



School Options

 Full Day 8:30am-3:00pm

Five Days: $132.00 per week

Three Days: $83.00 per week


 Half Day 8:30am-11:30am

Five Days: $88.00 per week

Three Days: $55.00 per week


School Plus Options

Half Day 7:30am-11:30pm

Five Days: $98.00 per week

Three Days: $61.00 per week

Full Day 7:30am-5:00pm

Five Days: $160.00 per week 

Three Day: $99.00 per week


All children must be picked up by 5:00. There is a $1.00 per minute charge after 5:00.


The Ark Adventure Summer Day Camp

The Ark Adventure Summer Day Camp is for children ages 3 - 10 yrs. Act now to reserve your child’s space for an exciting summer adventure exploring the Wonders of the World through field trips, arts and crafts, cooking, music, STEM activities and more!  The summer program begins on Monday, June 11th and runs through the summer (we are closed Wednesday, July 4th and the week of August 13-17).  If you are interested in enrolling your child for the summer program, please act now.  Spaces are limited and are available on a first come, first serve basis.  $40.00 registration fee per child.  

 Summer Day Camp Fees

5 days - 7:30 - 5:00

  • $160 per week

3 days - 7:30 - 5:00

  • $99 per week


Field trips are additional fees.

Summer Day Camp Sample Daily Schedule

7:30-9:00 – arrival, free play, open-ended art activity

9:00-9:30 – snack

9:30-12:00 – field trip (or thematic activities, art projects, outside play)

12:00-12:30 – lunch

12:30-1:30 – quiet time - story time, rest, and individual books for younger children, group and individual reading, puzzles, board/card games, etc. for older children

2:00-2:30 – snack

2:30-3:30 – thematic activities - may include games, art, music, cooking, etc.

3:30-5:00 – Outside play

Our Philosophy


The Ark Preschool/Kindergarten strives to provide a quality education and social skills program for children age 3, 4 and 5 years. First consideration will be given to the needs of children. We feel our preschool must serve the child as well as the parents. We believe that parents are the first and most important educators of children. We see each child and his/her family as unique; therefore, we strive to meet the individual needs in a respectful manner. We strive to create a mutual respect between parents and teachers – a partnership for the benefit of the child. We believe in providing an environment that is safe, clean, healthy and oriented to children. The classrooms are arranged to offer different choices throughout the day and provided space for whole group, small group, and individual activities. Our teachers create a caring and nurturing atmosphere for each child. We support the teachers with training, resources, and freedom to create a unique learning experience for children. We continually work to earn the trust in us.

ARK Preschool and Kindergarten Staff

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Racheal Boyce:

ARK Preschool Kindergarten Director 

Racheal graduated from Boston Baptist College in 1999.  In time she became Director of the ARK as well as achieving her Vermont Early Childhood Education License.  She has completed Step 1 for the Program Director's Credential. She enjoys reading when not spending time with her husband and son.


Virginia-Lynn Joyal:

ARK Preschool Teacher

"Ms. VL" attended Pensacola Christian College before teaching at the Ark beginning in 2012.  She has completed the Vermont Childcare Apprenticeship Program which focuses on communications in early childhood, child development, curriculum development, and leadership. She strives to bring her love of art to her students. 



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Our Office

862 U.S. 7
Vergennes, VT, 05491
United States


(802) 877-3898

Email: arkpreschool@yahoo.com


Contact Us

If you are interested in setting up a walk through or have a question about ARK, please email or call us today!

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