provided our children a home away from home. The staff cared for them
like they were their own. From the earliest days they were adored, sung
to in the infant room, read to constantly, taught to count in English and Spanish
and did hands-on art in even the youngest classrooms. They painted with
leaves, had dance parties in the gym, learned colors, shapes and letters.
As they got older, they were enriched with outdoor scavenger hunts, gardening,
science experiments and all kinds of art projects. One of the greatest
gifts Open Arms gave us was a sense of belonging, both spiritually and within
our community. My children have faith in God and His teachings, and a
profound optimism that can only be learned by being immersed in a place that
embraces the love of God and family.
Beth and Jason
DeBaker - Glenview, IL
I've had three children go through the Open Arms daycare and
kindergarten programs. Two have graduated and moved on to our great
public schools in the area (one is still in kindergarten) and both have been above
average academically compared with their peers. While academically
they've both done very well, what I'm most proud of is when the teachers
comment about what a joy they are to have in their classroom and how kind they
are to other students. I credit this to their education at Open Arms
which has taught them to play well with others and to be respectful of
both classmates and teachers. Open Arms provides an extremely
well-balanced education and I'm so very thankful!
Anna McGinty - Glenview, IL
We were at another
daycare center prior to Open Arms and the difference between the two is almost
impossible to put into words. Open Arms is truly a special place and I think
more than anything it’s due to staff that are there to care for and love our
children everyday. There have been so many instances where the teachers have
gone out of their way for each of my children to try to ensure their day is as
bright as possible. They’ve created an incredible supportive community
full of so much love that we are so lucky to be a part of! We can’t imagine our
world without Open Arms!
Lindsey and Greg Gerba – Glenview, IL
From the moment you walk into the school, you can feel the love. The teachers truly learn who your child is and are their biggest fan. Communication with the teachers is detail oriented and thorough. They truly listen and work with your child. I wish we had found Open Arms sooner. It truly is a gem. The traditional Christian values the school has taught my son makes my heart melt every time he comes home singing a new song or explodes with a story of excitement of what he did. You are treated like family and a VIP. The Director, Ms. Jessy, and the office staff know every family and are super respectful, responsive, and proactive, and always put the kids first. We whole heartedly feel our son is safe, cared for and nurtured, and challenged on all levels with encouragement and positive feedback. God truly is blessing these children with the most enriched education and childhood. I cannot say enough great things about this school.
Ania Cienkowski-- Glenview, IL