Open Arms Child Care

Open Arms Child Care


My son has been enrolled in Open Arms since he was 1. He’s now five and is reading,writing,adding, and subtracting. I have had nothing but a positive experience and so has he. I definitely recommend this school to others for early child care learning. Mrs.Gaye, Mrs. King, and all of the staff are AMAZING!!!! 5 stars isn’t enough a perfect 10 what I would rate it😃
My granddaugher attends this daycare and it is nothing short of amazing! She has been there from 3 months old and from then until now at 2 years old she is thriving under the care of the director and amazing staff at Open Arms! She can count, say her grace, recognize her numbers, make complete sentences, and is even learning to spell her name. Thankfully they have also introduced potty training. My daughter is a single mother, full time professional, and grad student and she says all the time that this place is her saving grace! With a full schedule she doesn't always have the time to teach my granddaughter all the things she needs to learn at this age, however thanks to OACC she is a smart 2 year old that loves singing and learning. If you are looking for a clean, safe, and friendly learning environment for your little one, OACC is the place to go! Childcare fees anywhere can get expensive but when the facility promotes friendliness, safety, a fun learning environment, and the overall well being of our little one, it is money well spent and an investment into her future! We are so thankful and blessed to have OACC as a part of our village!
As a parent, my child's wellbeing is our highest priority. Every morning we drop our son off at Open Arms Child Care, I can leave knowing that he is fine. The school itself always well maintained and clean. The teachers truly care for the children. They take a hands-on approach to teaching and are very patient and warm. I highly recommend Open Arms Child Care to anyone.
Congratulations to the graduates at Open Arms!

The Academy of Knowledge is an affordable infant and toddler early educational preschool.We provide quality early education & child care in Charleston SC.

Ages 6 weeks to 4yrs.

Operating as usual


Announcing New Website

"Open Arms Child Care" is now "The Academy of Knowledge."
We have a NEW name and a NEW website address. You can now visit us at:


Crazy hair day at The Academy


We’re having a ball with Dr.Seuss this week . Crazy sock day at The Academy of Knowledge today.

[02/26/21]   Full time toddler teacher with at least six months experience needed.

[02/26/21]   At least six months experience in a licensed child care center.


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Thank you to the parents for all the Valentines gifts and treats.


Look at what’s happening at the Academy. Tie dye Day. The staff and children did a wonderful job on their shirts.


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[01/26/21]   Full time toddler teacher with at least six months experience needed.

[12/25/20]   Thank you to all my Academy family for the beautiful Christmas gifts.I appreciate each one of you.❤️


Merry Christmas from The Academy of Knowledge family


Open Arms Child Care


Open Arms Child Care's cover photo


Great news : Open Arms Child Care has a new name , we have officially changed our name to The Academy of Knowledge. We will continue to give each child the care and educational support that they need to become successful students. Thank you parents for all your support.

[12/06/20]   Full Time Teacher needed with at least six months experience in a licensed child care center.


Happy Thanksgiving to all the families of Openarms.


The twos homework assignments came out great. Thanks parents for helping the little ones at home.


Kids were having fun on wacky tacky day.


A big thank you to the parents that thought about us on our first week together.

[11/06/20]   Happy Friday, Open Arms #1 I miss you guys so much. Thanks for all your support.


Happy Friday. Open Arms #2 opened on Monday and can I tell you this has been a wonderful week with our new students. Thank you to our new families for allowing Open Arms the opportunity to give your little ones an early start in learning. Thank you.


Looking to tour a center that will meet all your needs. Look no more Open Arms #2 has a spot for your little one.Now doing tours Monday- Thursday this week at 1219 Hobart Ave from 12-6 .Friday at 6pm meet the wonderful teachers that will take care of the little one’s as well as give them an education. We will open our doors officially November 2, 2020.

[10/21/20]   Full Time Teacher needed with at least six months experience in a licensed child care center.


Open Arms #2 open house from 12-6 Monday- Friday 1219 Hobart Ave Charleston SC 29407

[09/21/20]   Full and Part time teachers needed with at least six months experience in a child care center.

[09/16/20]   We are happy to announce that the second location at 1219 Hobart Ave will open November 2nd 2020. If you need information about enrollment please call 843804-9201. Thanks

[09/12/20]   Full Time Teacher needed with at least six months experience in a licensed child care center.

[08/12/20]   Full Time Teacher needed with at least six months experience in a licensed child care center.

[05/10/20]   Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mothers of Open Arms Child Care.


Here is one if our children telling the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.


We would like to thank all the wonderful families of Open Arms who continue to support us during these times of uncertainty. The children are continuing with their learning. Last week was the 50th birthday of The Very Hungry Caterpillar picture book and the children really had a good time learning about all the things the caterpillar ate.

[03/15/20]   Parents, Governor McMaster has not asked for closure for 100 or less, as of yet, so we will open as normal. But we are asking you, as parents, to take precautions when dealing with the public. Any sign of fever or cough, please keep your child home. Thanks for your understanding.

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1818 Elsey Dr
Charleston, SC

Opening Hours

Monday 06:30 - 18:00
Tuesday 06:30 - 18:00
Wednesday 06:30 - 18:00
Thursday 06:30 - 18:00
Friday 06:30 - 18:00
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