We believe that the greatest way to learn inclusion, compassion, empathy, and responsibility is to work, grow, and learn together.  Our program integrates typical children with those who have disABILITIES.

In our highly structured, high-quality learning environment, every child has given the springboard from which they will lead lives that better their communities and the world.

We work with children ages six weeks to five years old (pre-K), providing an exceptionally low child-to-teacher ratio. Every one of our lead teachers has obtained degrees or achieved their Certified Child Development Associate Certification. And our entire staff completes ongoing training to continually enhance skills and remain knowledgeable about new advancements in childcare.

Noah’s ARC offers full- and part-time enrollment, before- and aftercare and, perhaps most importantly of all, a warm, loving, accepting atmosphere that fosters the ability and willingness to learn.


Noah’s ARC Child Development Center

1689 Viola Street
Mandeville, LA 70448


Monday – Friday 7:00am – 5:45pm


Noah’s ARC is a Type III child development center that serves both typical children and those with developmental delays and/or disABILITIES. Our curriculum is approved by the Louisiana Department of Education and is appropriate for infants, toddlers, pre-K, and summer programs.

We focus on the entire child instead of only academic success. Our classrooms provide opportunities for home living, library, manipulatives, art, science, and math. Our music and movement activities marry physical fitness with the benefits of music education. The ultimate goal? To prepare our children for school.

To do so, we first partner with our parents. Working hand-in-hand, we educate parents on their child’s developmental stages, provide support and even develop parent-child take-home activities to supplement in-school learning. We also keep parents well abreast of Noah’s ARC’s varied and rich programming.

Take those music and movement classes, for example. Our trained staff leverages that to which children are naturally drawn—songs, dances, and rhymes—to help them experience the creative process, explore feelings and self-expression, develop their listening skills and embrace positive mechanisms to release emotions. We also use music and movement exercises to increase opportunities for positive social interactions outside of our walls: at home and around the community.

And what about our summer program? Packed with unique and fun activities (petting zoo, splash and sprinkler, pony rides, soccer tots, guest presentations and so much more!), Noah’s ARC proves to be a year-round asset to every family in our community.

What Our Parents Say

Both of my girls attended Noah’s ARC. The team is phenomenal and so caring. They helped identify a speech delay so we could get help early on. No child is turned away or needs to be perfect—they meet each where they are. It’s even more affordable since they don’t charge extra for before and aftercare.
Jennifer, 5-star Noah’s ARC Review at care.com

Small class sizes + amazing & caring teachers = a wonderful daycare that’s helping to prepare my son for his next steps.
Chris Daniel, 5-star Noah’s ARC Review at facebook.com

Wonderful daycare. Caring teachers. My granddaughter loves going to ‘school’!
Kim Warrington Lapeyrouse, 5-star Noah’s ARC Review at facebook.com

Genuinely caring staff, who obviously all have a passionate love for what they do. I truly feel like I’m dropping my son off with family every day.
Ian Hegwood, 5-star Noah’s ARC Review at facebook.com