Open Arms Academy - Wilmington DE Licensed Child Care Center

(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: SIX WEEKS - 12 YEARS
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Type of Care: SIX WEEKS - 12 YEARS
  • 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: [email protected]

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Inspection/Report History

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Cited Date Regulation Code Correction Status
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.
2017-05-10 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.
2016-05-03 19N - Child files Corrected
Corrective Action: Children's files need to contain all required documents.
2016-05-03 67N - Documenting children's progress Corrected
Corrective Action: Developmental plans are needed for four children.
2016-05-03 66N - Program goals and planning Corrected
Corrective Action: Current lesson plans are needed for the one's room and the toddler room. Food related/healthy lifestyle activities are needed for the pre-school, toddler, and one's room's lesson plans. A science activity is needed for the pre-school room's lesson plan.
2016-05-03 64N - Feeding of Infants Corrected
Corrective Action: Infant feeding schedules are needed for two children.
2016-05-03 49N - Emergency planning Corrected
Corrective Action: The most recent evacuation drill was not documented and exits used must be noted for each drill.

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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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