Open Arms Christian Early Childhood Center is a non-profit, Christian, early childhood program operated by Holy Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Bloomington, Minnesota.  A Board established by the congregation oversees Open Arms.


Purpose Statement

Open Arms Christian Early Childhood Center offers to families a caring, non-judgmental, supportive environment.  Children’s development is enhanced by opportunities that meet the individual needs of the whole child: spiritual, social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and creative.  The lovingly secure, age-appropriate environment is culturally sensitive and encourages children to learn through their play.

IMG_0465Programs Offered

Open Arms provides programs of full or part-time childcare operating year round for children ages 6 weeks through Preschool.  Specific information can be found on our InfantToddler and Preschool program pages.

During the summer months, we offer School Age childcare for children Kindergarten through 7 years of age.


Open Arms offers several activities in addition to regular age-based care.  These activities can be found on our Programs page.


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