Anne Clements, Owner/Administrator of Annie's Ark, Inc.,
holds a Bachelor's Degree in Child Development Perspectives.
Anne initially cared for children in her home, and moved
to the United Church of Livonia basement in 1982 as her
enrollment increased and the Lord prompted her to expand.
In 1988 Annie's Ark found a new, larger
home at 23 North Street in Livonia to accommodate the
growing number of children and their families seeking
quality child care. The facility had originally been used
as a manufacturing plant and extensive renovation was
necessary. Many helping hands contributed to convert the
building into a day care center designed to meet the needs
of the children.
Annie's Ark is a private child care center
serving children six weeks through 3rd grade. We offer
a high-quality, early childhood program which provides
a safe and nurturing environment while promoting the physical,
social, emotional, and intellectual development of young
Annie's Ark offers full time or part time care. We have
fully trained staff/Child Development Associates, many
of whom are members of the Rochester Association for the
Education of Young Children. Our curriculum is age appropriate
and the children have the use of a naturalistic playground
where they can get "back to the basics."
The Ark is New York State Licensed.
ANNIE'S ARK HIGHLIGHTS
Physical activity builds children's mental abilities.
From two-year-olds through school age, our classrooms
participate daily in the morning "Brain Gym"
activities. This fun movement/music time helps the children
to "wake up" their brains.
Research shows that what your child does physically
in the first few years of life plays a major role in
how well he/she will develop in other abilities such
as reading, writing, mathematics and creativity. Movement
activities can help your child's brain develop at a
Feel free to stop in and join us!
Celebrations & Holidays
Some early childhood programs seem to build their curriculum
around holidays, just going from to the other on the
calendar. We don't take that approach, but we do like
We honor the traditions of all the children and families
in our program. We believe in the importance of family
traditions and holidays strengthening the connections
between home and school.
We often gather information from families about the
various heritages and traditions that make up our home-school
community. With this knowledge, we plan activities to
reflect the diverse cultures.
We encourage each of you as families to join us in
our celebrations. Even if you can't be with us, please
share your family traditions, recipes for holiday foods
and any special items that reflect your heritage and
family history. Come enjoy seasonal festivals with us
- Winter, Spring and Fall.
Everyone is welcome!