Open Arms Christian Child Development Center

Open Arms is a Christian child development center offering programs for infants through pre-K, junior kindergarten, private kindergarten and kg-5th school age care.

Open Arms Christian Child Development Center is a not-for-profit ministry of Our Savior's Way Lutheran Church, providing a preschool program of the highest quality designed to meet the needs of families in our community. At Open Arms, each child is guided to develop to his/her potential in every aspect of life within the sheltering and nurturing relationships of Christian love. We operate our center assuming that each child is an individual and must be allowed to grow and learn at his/her own rate and to develop a healthy self-image. At Open Arms we will help each child to grow spiritually, emotionally, physically, socially, and intellectually. A preschool and/or childcare experience frequently represents the child's first separation from home. It is a first experience in learning that other adults can be helpful and loving. Children have much social learning to do. This is accomplished best in an atmosphere of love and concern for the needs of each child. Programs are planned to encourage and develop individual strengths and abilities, while helping your child to understand the value of cooperation and interaction with others. This is achieved through working, learning, playing, and sharing with other children as well as adults.

Mission: Our mission is to provide a nurturing and safe environment for the development of children and families, in the community, through a loving, Christ-centered, Bible-based child care and preschool.

Operating as usual

Last week our little friends shared about themselves, their families, and best of all, their birthdays! Friday, they got to have a big birthday celebration in their classes! Happy Birthday friends! You are all a blessing to us!

[09/21/20]   Chapel started back today! It was so amazing to see the love and excitement of Jesus in these little ones! #todayistheday #OAchapel

Join us for Spirit Night at Bruster's Ice Cream on September 30th from 3pm-7pm. For more information, visit All proceeds benefit our playgrounds.

Help us earn for our school. Download the app on your phone, choose our school (Open Arms Ashburn) and start scanning your grocery receipts. Thanks for helping us update our playgrounds!

We are learning so much and having a great time with our friends this week!!

Our school year officially begins this week! All full day classes (flowers), school age, and private kindergarten begin Tuesday, 9/8

All half day classes (animals) begin on Thursday, 9/10 and Friday, 9/11.

Welcome back and have a blessed school year!! ๐Ÿšธ๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ

Beginning Tuesday, September 8th, our new ๐Ÿ•‘ hours of operation are 7:30am - 5:30pm. Happy Fall!

Have a safe and blessed holiday!

We have rare immediate openings in our toddler program! Spread the word!

Still looking for a solution for your school age child this fall? We have the answer. Check out our multiple programs to fit you needs.

Our summer camp went on a field trip to NOVA Ninja in Sterling today. What an awesome place! They had so much fun being ninja warriors!! Northern Virginia Ninja - NoVa Ninja

Welcome to the zoo! Which zoo animal is your favorite?

We are excited to announce that Ms. Jennifer will be teaching junior kindergarten in the fall. Congratulations Ms. Jennifer! For more information about the program, visit

Are you still looking for distance learning support for your kindergarten through 5th grade student this fall? Open Arms has a program for you. Join our school age program! Our team will work with your child to complete school work, manage Google Meets with their teachers, and provide fun, meaningful interactions with other students. For more information, visit or email [email protected].

We are so excited to announce our teachers for our two accredited kindergartens this fall. Congratulations Annie and Grace! We know you will have a blast this year! We have a limited amount of spaces left if you are interested in having your kindergartner join us in September. For more information about our program, visit or email [email protected].

Superheroes week was a success! We love dressing up and being brave!

This week's summer camp theme is "Work of Art". Campers are trying out different types of art mediums: bleeding tissue art, string art, water colors, oil pastels, shaving cream art, tin foil art, and lots of free choice drawing and painting. There are still 6 weeks left of camp. Join us!

Do you want your kindergartner to have a full experience this fall? We have just what they need. Low class sizes, CDC guidelines, and lots of fun! Call or email for more information.

We know that the last few weeks (months) have been a roller coaster of emotions for parents of school aged children. To our Open Arms families, you are and will always be in our prayers.

Today our beginning preschool and our school age summer camp went on scavenger hunts. They were excited to find the treasure at the end of their hunt!

Our teachers have the freedom to choose themes that fit their classes and are fun and engaging. This week is a good example of having multiple themes at the same time. Our Prek is learning about dinosaurs, our intermediate preschool is learning about fairy tales, and our beginning preschool and toddlers are learning about pirates!

Our Camp GLOW campers took a field trip to Escape Room Ashburn today. They had a blast trying to "escape". Escape Room Ashburn

We have extended our summer camp to September to align with the opening of schools. For more information, visit

Today was National "Teddy Bear Picnic Day". Our students had so much fun bringing their favorite stuffy from home and eating outside with their friends!

Camping week has been so fun! Marshmallows, s'mores, and bear hunts oh my!

Interested in a fun virtual event for your family? Our Savior's Way will be hosting Vacation Bible School on Sunday's beginning July 26th. For more information visit

Tomorrow, July 10th, Open Arms will celebrate Teddy Bear Picnic Day! Students will be able to bring their favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal from home and will have a class picnic outside. For more information about Teddy Bear Picnic Day, visit

This fall, our half day preschool will open on time in September. In addition to half day preschool and full day preschool, we have added junior kindergarten, private full day kindergarten, and will extend our school age services to provide all day care, flexibility, and school work support. For more information about our school, visit: or email [email protected]

This week's theme is "camping". Students are having fun pretending to camp, painting and building with marshmallows, and creating "fire" through different hands on activities.

Snowie visited Open Arms today! What a fun treat for our campers! Snowie of Virginia #snowcone #summertime

Some of our littlest students want to remind you that Open Arms will be closed on Friday in observance of Independence Day. Have a wonderful holiday and stay safe!๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

We have a surprise for our summer campers and full day prek students tomorrow. Can you guess what is coming to visit? ๐Ÿ˜

Do you or someone you know need summer camp this summer for your school age child? We are here to help.

Our prek celebrated pirates and mermaids this week with fun activities! Would you like to be a pirate or a mermaid?๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ

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43115 Waxpool Rd
Ashburn, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday 07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday 07:30 - 17:30
Thursday 07:30 - 17:30
Friday 07:30 - 17:30
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