Our son has attended Leesburg Open Arms for more than three years. He absolutely loves it there, and thinks of his teachers and friends as his second family. The teachers are top notch, and the director, Ms. Ellen, is a very present, very caring leader. We are especially excited about the addition of their science lab this year. LOA is a wonderful, warm place where your child will thrive. - Mary, LOA Parent
The staff is so caring for the well-being of our kids. They want to see them flourish every day. Classroom sizes are not overwhelming. Highly recommend. - Rebecca, LOA Parent
My daughter was going to another daycare for almost 4 years and we had a dreadful experience with them, now she joined Open Arms in 2015 after being in a very unstable environment, we have had nothing but a wonderful experience each day since. Everyone here is professional and caring, my daughter refuses to leave the building because she is enjoying and learning a lot. She started Kindergarten and we had a wonderful experience with the group of children who love their teacher Mrs. Brookye. She is so happy to go to school each morning "amazing". The addition of religion in her every day life has been a very positive change in our lives. I am happy and thankful that I have found this school!!!!. Ms. Ellen is very involved with the children and wants what's best for us "families". I undoubtedly recommend Leesburg Open Arms as an option for your family. - Jenny, LOA Parent
Both of my kids have attended LOA since they were infants. My son is now in their K enrichment program and my daughter is in the 2's room. I can't say enough good things about this school. The staff is excellent and the programs are as well. My kids love this place and so do we. - Jessica, LOA Parent
Our son has attended here for more than two years and he completely loves it. We do too. He skips in and out of the building, so content and happy. The teachers and staff are wonderful and the facility is immaculate. I can't imagine what they could do to make it better. - Russell, LOA Parent
We've had children attend pre-school, and now after-school care, at LOA almost since they opened their doors. We could not be happier. Their staff is professional and capable. The leadership (Ellen - the Director) is top notch. Most importantly, our children love the place. They enjoy their friends and the staff equally. Many of LOA's staff have become extensions of our family...and know our children nearly as well as we do. We highly recommend LOA...and we are not alone considering LOA's consistently high rating in the annual "Best of Loudoun". Keep up the good work team! - Mike & Laura, LOA Parents
I am happy with LOA. My son attended their preschool for two years then attended the summer camp program for one year. My daughter has spent 4 years in the summer camp program. There are many activities planned throughout the week, weekly field trips, swimming twice a week, as well as educational and entertaining shows that come to the center.
Both my children have food allergies, and my son has seizures and learning disabilities. I love that the staff are aware of the issues, take the time to adjust to their needs, and are trained to take care of kids with allergies.
Everyone who works there knows my kids by name. They welcome them every morning as they walk in the door and down the hall to their classroom, and say good-bye to them every night.
Prior to attending LOA, my children had limited exposure to a Christian environment. After attending LOA they have learned many things about the Bible, how to treat others in a kind way, and how to help others that are in need. The facility arranges many different activities throughout the year, like donation drives, to help those who are less fortunate.
"My two boys have been going to Open Arms since they were in the infant room. One is now in the private Kindergarten and the other in the 3 year old room. Both boys love to go to school...and quite frankly stall like crazy when it is time to leave. They always run to give me a hug but want to go back and keep playing!
They continuously seek feedback from their parents and have made positive changes based on recommendations; like improvements to the meals and snacks. Staff are friendly, open to suggestions, love the children and miss them when they are out.
We love the fun activities offered like beautiful artwork (our 'fridge is covered), chapel and great music thanks to Ms. Wendy. Lots of time to play outside and walks to the nearby park. Lots of fun seasonal activities, parties, programs and special visitors like magicians and animals. The curriculum and lesson plans for even the infants are detailed and keeps the children engaged and learning as they play.
One of my sons was sick often (the breast-fed one~ go figure!) as an infant the other was sick very little. Like any environment where there are a lot of children there is the potential for spreading germs. I think individual resistance plays a factor. I have seen staff taking appropriate health precautions at every developmental level. Having been exposed early on, the boys are rarely sick now (knock on wood).
I would definite recommend LOA to families looking for a warm, loving Christian care option." - Debra, LOA Parent
We love Open Arms and my boys (4 and 6 1/2) have been attending for close to three years. It is truly like a second family to us. I go to work in DC knowing that my boys are extremely happy and well cared for. The teachers are wonderful and caring while teaching good values (not just academics), the meals provided are great, and rooms are bright and clean. The Director, Ms Ellen, is very thoughtful, the epitome of class and she has always been very understanding and accommodating to our needs. They also have a great playground with large field for running around, and special "music program with Miss Wendy" which my kids adore. I look forward to staying with Open Arms for after school care as well once my kids are in full-day public school. This daycare is absolutely worth a visit! - Christy, LOA parent