Our Programs

Our Charleston child care uses the state approved Good Start, Grow Smart Early Learning Standards along with a Creative Curriculum as a foundation for our program.

These standards support your child in developing in all the domains needed for their next level of development. 

We offer a minimum of six specialized learning centers in each classroom for your children to explore, boosting their social, emotional, cognitive,and physical development. Each classroom is supplied with age appropriate teaching materials and toys. There are no limits to your child's opportunities to have fun and develop all day long.

Curriculum Schedule


Open Arms Child Care serves fresh and nutritious meals (breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack) to children each day. The meals are prepared daily. 

Additional Services

Tippi Toes 

Tippi Toes Dance is offered at Open Arms Child Care on Tuesdays from 10:30-11:15. Tippi Toes Dance Company brings exciting and energetic dance instructions, weekly for 45 minutes. They promote self-confidence, healthy habits, creativity & fun. There will be several performance opportunities and recital events throughout the year 

Free Speech Screening

Open Arms Child Care offers free speech screening to our students with Tri County Speech. Speech screenings offer a quick snapshot into assessing a child's speech and language skills. 

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Monthly Themes

January: Happy New Year

  1. Polar Bear

  2. Hibernation / Teddy Bear

  3. Color

  4. Opposites

February: All About Pets

  1. Do you have a pet?

  2. Shape Pets

  3. Pet Collage

  4. RainBow Fish Pet

  5. President Day

March: Oh, The Places You'll Go

  1. Places to visit

  2. Dr Seuss

  3. My Community

  4. The Zoo

  5. The Bakery

  6. St. Patrick’s Day

April: Bugs and Insects

  1. Bugs

  2. Lady Bug

  3. Caterpillar

  4. Butterfly

May: Under the Sea

  1. Sea Horses

  2. Fish

  3. Jelly Fish

  4. Starfish

June: Nature

  1. Stick Collage

  2. Painting with Nature

  3. Beach in the Jar

  4. Shell Frame

July: Back Yard Science/ Independence Day

  1. Bug Hunt

  2. Painting with Bugs

  3. Garden ABC Hunt

  4. What Can We Plant?

  5. Bug Collage

  6. The American Flag

August: Welcome 

  1. New Class, New Friends

  2. My Family

  3. My Favorite Things

  4. My Teachers

September: The Five Senses

  1. Touch

  2. Smell

  3. Sight/ Hearing

  4. Taste

October: Harvest Time

  1. Farm Animals

  2. Pumpkins

  3. Fall Colors

  4. Fire Safety

November: Let Us Give Thanks

  1. Harvest Time

  2. Fruits and Vegetables/ Food Groups

  3. Farm Animals

  4. Indians and Pilgrims/ Native Americans

December: Winter Around The World

  1. Winter / Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa

  2. Giving and Sharing

  3. Winter Animals

  4. Holiday Traditions

Monday - Friday 6:30am-6:00pm
6 weeks - 4 years old
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Open Arms Child Care is centrally located in West Ashley (only a few blocks from Citadel Mall). Our child care facility is ideally situated for families from all over Charleston, including North Charleston, James Island, West Ashley, Johns Island and Downtown.   

Contact Us :  843-804-9201  |  openarmsone@wowway.com

1818 Elsey Drive | Charleston, SC 29407

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