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Young and Older Infant Programs

Baby Angels and Baby Lambs

At Open Arms-Northbrook, infant care can begin as early as 6 weeks old. Our loving, caring infant teachers sing, read, snuggle and walk with your infant. Our infant room teachers provide a consistent and predictable environment, as well as, a safe and clean area where your baby can creep, crawl, move, toddle, sit, lay, swing, sleep and walk. Your baby will be rocked and cuddled often. They will be spoken to and smiled at throughout the day. Through these positive adult interactions, your infant and our caregivers will build a relationship built on trust, which will create an appropriate environment where learning and growth will happen each day.

All infants are allowed to eat and sleep based on their own individual schedules. There are times throughout the day when the infants may be simultaneously eating, sleeping, diapering, and/or playing outside. However, very little is ever done as a “large” group activity. Diapers will be changed every 2 hours throughout the day, or as needed when a diaper becomes soiled. Please be sure to take home your child’s INFANT DAILY REPORT form to keep you informed about your child’s day at Open Arms-Northbrook Christian Child Development Center.

Please click on classroom link above for further Infant Program Milestones.


At Open Arms-Northbrook, we provide a consistent and predictable classroom learning environment. Toddlers and Twos learn best through consistent routines and daily schedules. Young children at these ages need room to explore and get messy. That is why our Toddler and Two year old classroom teachers provide many hands-on experiences for the children to learn and grow. Each day the teachers will do creative art, read stories, sin songs, listen to music, and participate in gross motor activities on our outdoor playgrounds and/or in our large indoor playspace. Through these positive interactions, your toddler and young preschooler will learn about themselves and how to relate to others. Your toddler will be cared for in a positive and loving manner. They will be rocked and cuddled when needed, and spoken to softly, and smiled at often. Through these positive interactions on a daily basis, your toddler and our caregivers will grow a relationship built on trust, which will create an appropriate environment where learning and growth will happen each day.

Diapers will be changed every 2 hours throughout the day, or as needed when a diaper becomes soiled. Please be sure to take home your child’s TODDLER/TWOS DAILY REPORT form each day in order to keep you informed about your child’s day at Open Arms-Northbrook Christian Child Development Center.

Please click on classroom link above for further Infant Program Milestones and Program Goals.


Most threes and four year olds are full of energy, eagerness and curiosity. During these early Preschool years, motor skills are being perfected and creativity and imagination come into everything. Children can turn a cardboard box into a pet shop, space ship or car, and they make the perfect sounds to go along with it. Their vocabulary and cognitive skills are increasing rapidly, allowing a child to express ideas, solve problems, and plan ahead. Children at these stages strive for independence, yet they need reassurance that an adult is available to give assistance, comfort, and/or to rescue, if need be. Preschool children strongly believe in their own opinions, and at the same time they are developing some sense of the needs of others, and some control over their own behavior. Threes tend to be more peaceful, relaxed and cooperative. As they grow into the four year old age group, children begin to test more limits and have more arguments with parents and other adults, as they are striving to be a “big” boy or girl.

Through positive interactions in the classroom, the children and teachers will develop a bond of trust. Through this relationship, the children will feel comfortable to express their feelings and emotions. Through age-appropriate play with toys and manipulatives throughout the day, children will also learn to interact with one another by sharing, communicating and learning from each other. In this way, each Preschooler begins to develop a stronger sense of self and independance.

Please click on classroom link above for further Infant Program Milestones and Program Goals.


Our Pre-KG Program is a place for every child to grow and learn, in every dimension of development. At Open Arms-Northbrook, we take learning very seriously, and we believe your child will blossom and grow in a safe and loving classroom environment. Our curriculum is based on the whole child, and incorporates hands-on learning activities that emphasize the areas of art, language development, science, math, social/emotional activities, religion, field trips and more.

Pre-KG children are a bundle of energy and are always on the move. At Open Arms-Northbrook, we have a large outdoor play area and a lot of green space for running, jumping, skipping and exploring. We also have a large indoor activity area for days when the weather is not permitting to be outside for active play. In addition, we incorporate Jesus time, music, and a lot of reading and stories into our daily curriculum. We believe a positive experience sets the tone for the rest of your child’s learning, and it is our goal to give your child the very best educational experiences while they are at Open Arms-Northbrook. We are blessed to be able to teach the future leaders of tomorrow.

Please click on classroom link above for further Infant Program Milestones and Program Goals.


School-Age SUMMER CAMP (K-5th G)

Camp 2107-BCG Super Hero's

This years' summer camp theme will focus on how we can be the Best Children of God that we can be! We will have weekly camp themes that help us discover all of the wonderful things that we can do! Along our 10-week Summer Camp journey, we will become our very own suoer hero and find out what kind of super powers God has blessed each of us with. This summer we will also be doing some scrapbooking and journaling of our summer camp activities along with the help of a professional photographer and an Art Teacher, so if you want to provide your child with a disposable camera and/or if your child has a digital camera of their own they would like to use throughout their time at camp, please label with your child's name. We will also be having WEEKLY Water Play Days on Friday's, as well as, special in-school visitors and local field trips around the local Northbrook community. So get your shoes tied, your back packs ready and let's have some fun!journey into the many wonderdiscoveries about ourselves, others and the amazing world we live in. Please click on our School-Age SUMMER CAMP link above to view the complete weekly listings of camp activities. Let the sun and fun begin!


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