HIS Ark Christian Child Development Center
HIS Ark Christian Child Development Center is an integral mission for Resurrection. It gives us an opportunity to serve our community by providing a happy, safe, clean place where children can learn, make friends, and grow closer to Jesus.
HIS Ark is both childcare and preschool, with children ranging in age from infants to 12 years. Preschool curriculum is integrated throughout the day and is developmentally appropriate. There is a thriving program for school-age children both before/after school and all day during the summer.
While HIS Ark is staffed by a dedicated and caring team of educators, there are many opportunties for church members to interact with the center. For example, when Thanksgiving rolls around, church members pitch in to ladle gravy, butter bread, bake pies, and a myriad of other tasks in the kitchen. Church members rock babies, read stories, substitute for sick staff, scrub floors, etc. -- there are so many ways to be a part of this ministry!
The director of HIS Ark, Jill Skots, received her Bachelor's degree from Dakota State University in Elementary and Special Education. She then completed her Master's degree in Elementary Education: Curriculum and Instruction from the University of South Dakota. She has served in many capacities in Early Childhood to include Junior Kindergarten teacher, Education Specialist, Education Director, and Assistant Director in childcare centers in North Carolina and California before returning to South Dakota to join HIS Ark.
We thank God for this opportunity to serve Him in such a joyous and rewarding way!
He [Jesus] took a little child and had him stand among them. Taking him in his arms, He said to them, "Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me." Mark 9:36-37