​"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world". 
Nelson Mandella

Critical Development Department

Mrs. Jessica Troxel     Critical Development Department Chair

Mrs. Jessica Troxel is our department chair for The Critical Development Department. She is a life-long pro and a mom of six children. Mrs. Troxel is one of our best staff members here at The Ark and is a vital team member in our leadership. Mrs. Troxel is passionate about early childhood development and loves watching children (especially her own) grow and succeed. Mrs. Troxel helps everything to go smoothly and helps maintain communication between teachers and parents. 

Thank you Mrs. Troxel for all that you do!

The Critical Development Department is for children 6 weeks through two and a half years of age. In this program, we operate 3 classrooms: C1: Munchkins (0-14 months), C2: Little Sprouts (12-24 months) and C3: Mid-Town Farmers (18-30 months). These classrooms all focus on foundational principles of early childhood and have a child first approach to care and learning. These classes focus on social, lingual, and kinesthetic skills primarily. We also work on each child's needs specifically so that they can learn, grow, and succeed later in life!

The Ark Daycare & Preschool Ministry is a Ministry of Middletown Church of the Nazarene.

The Ark Daycare & Preschool Ministry

698 N 5th Street

Middletown IN 47356

Thank you for being part of our family!

Thank you for being part of our family!