Open Arms Academy - Wilmington DE Licensed Child Care Center

1801 NORTH JEFFERSON STREET, WILMINGTON DE 19802
(302) 384-8485
1 Review

About the Provider

Description: The mission of Open Arms Academy is to enrich children's daily experiences through various activities guided by trained, sensitive and caring teachers. The center's program is designed to give children the opportunity to explore to their satisfaction -- art materials, music, dramatic play, educational materials and play equipment. We strive toward developing a positive self-image in each child and accept every child and family with OPEN ARMS.

Additional Information: Special Conditions: Regulated Services:; Financial Arrangements: Purchase of Care, Child Care Food Program; Stars Rating: Two Stars;

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 74
  • Age Range: 6 weeks through 12 years.
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Schools Served: RED CLAY SCHOOL DISTRICT
  • District Office: State of Delaware, Office of Child Care Licensing
  • District Office Phone: 1-800-822-2236 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)
  • Licensor: OCCL.DSCYF@state.de.us

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Inspection/Report History

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Cited Date Regulation Code Correction Status
2017-10-17 30N - Ratios, group size, and supervision Corrected
Corrective Action: A licensee shall ensure that direct supervision of children is provided at all times through the assignment of qualified staff physically present and working with children to maintain the following minimum staff/child ratio and maximum group size for each age group listed during daily activities at the center. For infants the ratio is 1/4. A staff member left the classroom leaving one staff member with six infants. Send one weeks worth of attendance sign-in/out sheets to OCCL.
2017-10-17 28N - Staffing Corrected
Corrective Action: Staff charged with caring for children shall not be given other duties or participate in personal activities such as using a cell phone which would interfere with providing care to children. A staff member was observed by a co-worker using her cell phone while staffing the infant room. Provide documentation to OCCL of review of OCCLs cell phone regulations and Open Arms cell phone policy.
2017-08-14 28N - Staffing Pending
Corrective Action: Two staff members had a difference of opinion about expectations and care of a child. This resulted in an inappropriate verbal exchange in the infant classroom in front of the children. A licensee must ensure child care is the primary focus for all direct care staff at all times. Review with all staff their job descriptions and DELACARE Regulations concerning professionalism and supervision of children. Provide documentation of the reviews to OCCL.
2017-08-14 65N - Positive behavior management Pending
Corrective Action: Two staff members had a difference of opinion about expectations and care of a specific child. This resulted in an inappropriate verbal exchange in the infant classroom in front of the children. The positive behavior management regulation states staff must model positive behavior management techniques and respectful communication when relating to children or other staff members, etc. Review with all staff positive behavior management techniques and positive communication. Provide documentation of the review to OCCL.
2017-08-13 28N - Staffing Corrected
Corrective Action: Two staff members had a difference of opinion about expectations and care of a child. This resulted in an inappropriate verbal exchange in the infant classroom in front of the children. A licensee must ensure child care is the primary focus for all direct care staff at all times. Review with all staff their job descriptions and DELACARE Regulations concerning professionalism and supervision of children. Provide documentation of the reviews to OCCL.
2017-08-13 65N - Positive behavior management Corrected
Corrective Action: Two staff members had a difference of opinion about expectations and care of a specific child. This resulted in an inappropriate verbal exchange in the infant classroom in front of the children. The positive behavior management regulation states staff must model positive behavior management techniques and respectful communication when relating to children or other staff members, etc. Review with all staff positive behavior management techniques and positive communication. Provide documentation of the review to OCCL.
2017-05-10 57N - Child health appraisal Corrected
Corrective Action: A health appraisal with immunnizations is needed for one child.
2017-05-10 20N - Personnel files Corrected
Corrective Action: Staff files must contain all elements. A health appraisal is needed for one staff member.
2017-05-10 19N - Child files Corrected
Corrective Action: Children's files must contain all elements.
2017-05-09 57N - Child health appraisal Corrected
Corrective Action: A health appraisal with immunnizations is needed for one child.

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Reviews

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Paula Nov 12, 2015

Hands-down the most impressive preschool in the downtown area! Convenient to downtown office buildings and the Wilmington/Christiana Hospital. Open Arms Academy on Jefferson Street and adjacent to Hanover Presbyterian Church on Baynard Boulevard has every imaginable tool necessary to prepare your child for school! The caring and contentious staff here have it all-together and should be commended for their one-on-one interaction with the children. I challenge anyone to go in for a tour of this center and not come out impressed with what they have to offer! Kudos to Ms. Kathy and her team of teachers!

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