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Open Arms Child Development

426 W Emmett St
Portage, WI 53901-1642

(608) 742-9000


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"1. Grow Spiritually -- Feel secure in Gods love and care; see themselves as God's children. Join in daily prayer and learning God's Word.
2. Grow Emotionally -- Develop a sense of security and trust, show independence, self- responsibility, develop a positive self-concept, channel emotions into appropriate and acceptable outlets.
3. Grow Socially -- Learn to play, work, pray and communicate with peers and adults. Adjust to group situations, accept others even though they may be different from self, and develop a sense of community.
4. Grow Physically -- Develop gross motor and fine motor coordination, develop eye hand and eye foot coordination, become aware of his/her own body.
5. Grow Intellectually - Develop language use and understanding, pre-reading skills will be learned through visual and auditory discrimination, understanding of symbols, love and interest in books. Develop our ever increasing attention span.
6.Grow Creatively - View him/herself a unique individual created and valued by God. Express in his or her own unique way. Be free to play and create artistically using a variety of media. Develop his/ her God given talents and abilities.
Excerpted from the preschool's website