Noah's Ark Preschool


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  • Registration Form 

  • Course Offerings 

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  • Class Descriptions 

  • Staff Information

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We have had several people reach out and ask if there are any supplies we need, thank you! We truly appreciate your thoughtfulness!
We will be conducting school in our awesome new space this year and we have identified a few things that would add to student engagement and be enjoyed for many years!
Here is a link to our Amazon Wish List is you are interested in contributing!

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Noah’s Ark Preschool (NAPS)


2021/2022 School Year

is Open!




Registration can be completed by clicking the link above and submitting the $100 (non-refundable) Registration Fee. 

The Registration Fee can be dropped off at the Church Office or Mailed to:

Noah's Ark Preschool

PO Box 320

Brandon, SD 57005


Please contact us if you have any questions.

Thank you!

Noah’s Ark Preschool Staff


600 E Holly Blvd
Brandon, SD 57005


2021-22 Course Offerings:

Open House: Sunday, August 29th from 3:00-5:00!


UPDATED: 08/27/21


  • ( Little Lambs) 3/4 Year Old Preschool Class: Morning Session ***Class Full***

This class is for students that will not attend Kindergarten the following year.

Class size limited to 16. 

Days and Hours:

Tuesday & Thursday

8:45 AM -11:15 AM.

Cost: $115 a month.

Taught by: Ms. Nicole with Educational Assistant Ms. Ann

  • (Kangaroos) 4/5 Year Old Preschool Class: Morning Session

This class is for students who may or may not plan to attend Kindergarten the following year.

Class size limited to 14. ***4 SPOTS LEFT***

Days and Hours:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday

8:45 AM -11:15 AM

Cost: $140 a month.

Taught by: Ms. Kristin with Educational Assistant Ms. Jenny


  • (Wise Owls) 4/5 Year Old Kinder Prep Class : Afternoon Session

This class is for students who plan to attend Kindergarten the following year.

Class size limited to 14 ***6 SPOTS LEFT***

Days and Hours:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday

11:00 AM -2:45 PM

Cost: $160 a month

Taught by: Ms. Jo with Educational Assistant Ms. Becki



***All Classes Offer***

Chapel once a Week with a Brandon Lutheran Pastor. 

 Art and Music Activities that Encourage Individual Expression.

A Daily Snack that is Provided. 



*Must be 3 by Sept. 1st and completely toilet trained*

(2 times a week/ 2.5 hours per class)

This class is an introduction to the school setting. The goal is to build a strong foundation for learning, and make the school experience a positive one.  We will introduce basic skills and practice decision making through play.  Social skills with our friends are also very important!



*Must be 4 by Sept. 1st and completely toilet trained*

(3 times a week/2.5 hours per class)

A class for those that may, or may not plan to attend Kindergarten the following year. This class will dig deeper into basic academic skills and build on those. Fine motor and Large motor skills are worked on as well. Children will learn thru hands on activities that are both Teachers guided and student led. 



(3 times a week/3 hours 45 minutes per class)

An afternoon session designed to prepare students for all day school the following year.  This class is geared towards Kindergarten readiness. Academic fundamentals of letters and numbers are important in getting ready for the “Big School” but so is encouraging independence, developing fine motor skills and working on the ability to listen and cooperate.  


Our Big Focus is Fostering an Enthusiasm for Learning!





Meet the Noah’s Ark Preschool Staff!



Ms. Nicole Jellema

Director and Teacher: Little Lambs- 3/4 Year Old Preschool Class


Ms. Nicole previously taught at Brandon Elementary. She is honored to serve as director and teaches the littlest of learners. Preschool students are a blessing, and Ms. Nicole enjoys watching them grow socially and academically throughout the years!

  • Favorite Food: Buffalo Chicken anything!
  • Favorite Animal: Dogs
  • Favorite Color: Olive Green
  • Favorite Children’s Book:  Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?
  • Favorite Movie: The Secret life of Pets
  • Favorite Subject:  Reading and Art
  • Favorite Bible Verse: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding" Proverbs 3:5

Ms. Ann Beesley

Educational Assistant: Little Lambs



Ms. Kristin McInerney

Teacher: Kangaroos - 4/5 Year Old Preschool Class


Ms. Kristin previously taught in Sioux Falls and also serves as the Director of Children’s Ministries at Brandon Lutheran Church. She brings joy to all those around her. The students are lucky to have such a kind, fun loving soul as their teacher!

  • Favorite Food: Tacos
  • Favorite Animal: Dogs
  • Favorite Color: Purple
  • Favorite Children’s Book: Green, Eggs & Ham by Dr. Seuss
  • Favorite Movie: Finding Nemo
  • Favorite Subject: Math
  • Favorite Bible Verse: “Be strong and courageous, God is with you wherever you go!” Joshua 1:9


Ms. Jenny Brendsel

Educational Assistant: Kangaroos



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Ms. Jo Conrad

Teacher: Wise Owls - 4/5 Year Old Kinder Prep Class


Ms. Jo taught Kindergarten for many years, and knows exactly what it takes for the students to be ready for that great adventure! She brings a valuable perspective and warm heart to the classroom. We are so grateful to have a wonderful teacher like Ms. Jo on the Noah’s Ark Preschool team!

  • Favorite Food: Fried Chicken with Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
  • Favorite Animal: Sloth
  • Favorite Color: Blue and Purple
  • Favorite Children’s Book:  The Little Engine that Could
  • Favorite Movie: It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Favorite Subject:  Reading & Math
  • Favorite Bible Verse: “The Lord doesn't see things the way you see them…but the Lord looks at the heart.” Samuel 16:7 


Ms. Becki Jenkins

Educational Assistant: Wise Owls






The Mission of Noah's Ark Preschool:

"To Prepare Children for Educational Success while Learning the Way of Christ."


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