Noah's Ark Children's Center - Wilmington NC Five Star Center License

(910) 395-0059

About the Provider

Description: In 1985, several people at Masonboro Baptist Church saw a need for some type of Christian child care in our community. From this vision, Masonboro Baptist's "Mother's Morning Out" was established. We were open two days a week, with a total of 12 children and 2 teachers. From this small group of children, we expanded step by step until we were a full preschool open 5 days a week from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. 

In 1989, several of our parents expressed interest in needing full-time Christian care for their children. So in August of 1990, we opened our doors from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. As we continued to grow, an After School Program was added in 1997 to serve the local community’s elementary school children.

We now are called Noah's Ark Children's Center.

We have an average of about 125 children each year. In the Spring of 1997, we were one of only four centers in New Hanover County to be selected by the Child Advocacy Commission to participate in a new Quality Enhancement Program for our area. As a result of this joint partnership, Noah’s Ark received an AA license. In June, 2006, Noah’s Ark completed the process for the N. C. Star-Rated License and received 5 Stars out of a possible 5 Stars, which means we will continue to be recognized for the superior center we have always had. With God’s help, we feel that our dream of touching the lives of children in a Christian environment has become a reality. 

Additional Information: Five Star Center License

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 6555115
  • Capacity: 100
  • Age Range: 0 through 12
  • State Rating: 5
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • District Office: North Carolina Dept of Health and Human Services - Division of Child Development
  • District Office Phone: (919) 662-4499 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Type Violations Rule
2023-12-18 Announced Inspection No
2023-11-07 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2023-11-07 Violation 858 .0604(q)
Plastic bags, materials that could be torn apart and toy parts small enough to be swallowed were accessible to children under three years of age. Plastic bags were observed accessible in spaces 1 and 3 as well as in the feeding area used by spaces 1 and 2.
2023-11-07 Violation 1321 GS110-91(1)
Medical exam or health assessment record was not on file before or within 30 days after admission. An infant who started September 5, 2023 did not have a medical exam or health assessment record on file.
2023-11-07 Violation 1899 .1103(b)
Health and safety training topics were not included as part of on-going training within five years of completing the previous health and safety training topics. A staff member completed the Recognizing and Responding the Child Maltreatment training in 2017; however, a renewed certificate was not on file.
2023-07-17 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2023-07-17 Violation 849 .0803(12)
Leftover medicines were not returned to the parent after the course of treatment was completed, after authorization was withdrawn or after authorization had expired and/or medication was not discarded within 72 hours of completion of treatment or withdrawal of authorization. A Diaper Cream Form in Space #2 and a Nebulizer with Medical Action Form in Space #5 were expired and medications were not returned to the parents after the course of treatment was completed or authorization had expired.
2023-06-15 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2023-06-15 Violation 871 10A NCAC 09 .0606(a)
Center staff did not comply with the safe sleep policy. On Monday, June 12, 2023, a child 10 months of age, slept for 20 minutes in a carrier on a staff member rather than on her back in her crib per the safe sleep policy.
2023-06-15 Violation 886 .0606(a)(5)
The temperature in a room where infants aged 12 months or younger where sleeping exceeded 75 degrees. On Monday, June 12, 2023, a child 8 months of age slept in the infant room when the temperature was 78 degrees. The facility was closed Tuesday, June 13, 2023, and the air conditioning unit was replaced.
2022-12-13 Unannounced Inspection No
2022-12-01 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2022-12-01 Violation 858 .0604(q)
Plastic bags, materials that could be torn apart and toy parts small enough to be swallowed were accessible to children under three years of age. Plastic bags were stored within reach of children in spaces 3 and 4 that has children under 3 years of age enrolled.
2022-07-20 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2022-07-20 Violation 840 .2820(b)
All corrosive agents, pesticides, bleaches, detergents, cleansers, polishes, any product which is under pressure in an aerosol dispenser, and any substance which may be hazardous to a child if ingested, inhaled, or handled were not stored in a locked room or cabinet. Dishwashing liquid was observed outdoors on the infant/toddler playground that was labeled "Keep out of reach of children". Hand sanitizer and pepper spray were on a staff members key ring hanging from a hook in space 7. All items were immediately removed by administration.

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