Open Arms School

Welcome to Our School

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Open Arms School participates in Quality First, Arizona’s Quality Improvement and Rating. We offer an exceptionally high standard of child care in Tucson, Arizona and education for children aged 6 weeks to 12 years. 

Open Arms is the culmination of more than 30 years’ experience in early childhood education in Arizona. We affirmatively embrace every child’s unique talents and dreams, believing that each child has unlimited potential to learn about and contribute to our community, our environment and our world. We know that, when given the time, space and opportunity to explore in an interactive, supportive environment, each child will create the foundations for a lifetime of inspired learning.  Open Arms enrolls children from six weeks through 12 years old.  Transportation for school age children to and from DeGrazia, Ironwood and Quail Run Elementary Schools is available and included in tuition. You can see the list of schools we service here.

What People Say About Us

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Kristina Mayberry
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My first daughter started at Open Arms in 2017 at 1 year old and I now have 4 kids that all go here. This is hands down, the best childcare I’ve found in Tucson! We’ve tried a couple different high rated centers due to moving around town but Open Arms has never failed to surpass my expectations and I will continue to stay here as long as I’m seeking childcare. Jimile has been the director since we started coming here and she has always been very responsive and caring to any concerns I’ve ever had. Highly recommend!
Brianne Meza
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My 3 daughters have been attending this daycare since 2017. They love all their teachers. I have a great communication and relationship with all their staff. I love them and dont want to move my children. I have been to sister schools to this one and they are by far not as good or friendly.
Amanda Sobus
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I have had two kids attending Open Arms and I have always felt both are well taken care of. I have high expectations (as you should!) for childcare and they've met all my expectations. They provide healthy meals and are patient with my needy kids. I also have appreciated the detailed communication. I definitely recommend Open Arms!
Maya El
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I have been bringing my baby to open arms preschool ever since I went back to work. Caprice has made my transition so easy and has made me feel so comfortable bringing my son. I can see she truly loves her job and cares for everyone who works there, I wouldn’t trust my kids with anyone else!
Jose Gastelum
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I’ve been bringing my kids here for 4 years now and I feel very comfortable leaving my kids each day. The teachers are very caring and good at communicating plus I can check on my kids through the day using the app they provide to see the cameras. If you’re looking for childcare this is the best place to go.
Ashley McCubbin
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My daughter has been attending Open Arms for almost 2 years now and I am so happy with the choice we made back when she was 2 to get her into their facility. The teachers are so sweet, they genuinely care for their students and their growth in education and human interaction skills. My daughter has learned and grown so much while being there, and the added comfort of the cameras being accessible by me during my workday is incomparable. The school is clean, secure, and staffed with the best of the best. The events they put on are always a hit, and the activities they do with the kids are always so cute and educational. Thank you to all the teachers who have been there to help my daughter grow so much!!
Mama Kyla
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The teachers at Open Arms are so caring and thoughtful, we just love them all. Our son is 2yo and been going since he was 8mo and our daughter is 1yo and she has been there for 6 months. Everyone is very attentive to their needs as well as ours. And the cameras are a wonderful thing, for a first time mom having to send your child to daycare, unexpectedly, this perk really helped calm my anxiety about the whole transition. I would and have recommended this center to family, friends and co-workers.
Alicia Allen
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My 2.5 year old son and I really enjoy Open Arms! All the teachers are happy. The manager is incredibly responsive and open to communication. I love that I can check in on my son at any time via webcam. Highly recommend! Update February 2018 - My son is now just over 3 years old and we are still loving Open Arms. My son has learned so much recently (he already knows his lefts and rights!) and loves going to school to play with his friends. He often comments that he misses his teachers when he is not at school. All the teachers and staff know me and my son and warmly great us whenever we arrive. Still highly recommended! 🙂 Update May 2019 - My son is now almost 4.5 and we are still loving it. I love the different themes each week. This week is camping and my son is learning so much. He has made great friends an
Crystal Fuentes
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Love It !!! This preschool was the answer to my prayers. I am a first time mom and I am very particular in the environment I want my child to be in. My baby was 12 weeks when I needed child care. I went to 5 different preschools before choosing Open Arms. This location is clean, friendly, and interactive. I have always been treated with excellent customer service and they were very patient while I asked hundereds of questions about their procedures and philosophy. Open Arms has an amazing staff that helped me and my baby get accustomed to child care. I can tell the workers love what they do because the teachers are always engaging the children when I pick up my daughter. My daughter has a special bond with all her teachers so I know she is in good hands. I get a paper showing me what she did that day and being able to log in online to see her is the highlight of my day. I would recommend this day car to everyone. The previous review was done before the new director stepped in. The new director, Annette, is awesome and has given me another reason to love this school.
Katie Smith
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Open Arms is an excellent daycare with wonderful teachers, and we couldn't be happier with our decision to send our 4yr old son and 1yr old daughter there since they were 8 weeks old. I cannot speak highly enough of Ms Doreen and Ms Amber who care for the infants at Open Arms. Their love for children is evident, and I when we moved 25 mins away we continued to make the drive back & forth every day because I wouldn't trust anyone else to care for my babies! They have Watch Me Grow, an online live video stream of each room, as well as CPR-trained staff, giving parents comfort when leaving their kids. The director Ms Jimile is fabulous, too. Everyone is amazing, and I'm always recommending Open Arms to families looking for a daycare.
Jessica Dennis
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My son has been going to Open Arms since he was 12 weeks old, and we love it! The teachers and staff all greet kids by name, and they get almost as excited as the parents do when a baby reaches a new milestone. My baby is always happy when I pick him up at night, which is a big comfort to me as a first time mom learning how to be a working parent.
Pam Fick
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My son has been going here since he was 2 and he is now 5. The center is big enough that the kids can meet a lot of new friends, but small enough that everyone knows each kid individually. It has a very family like feel. They cook all their own meals at the center and most everything is home made and nutritious. The director is so easy to work with and very responsive to issues or concerns. My son has learned all kinds of new things and genuinely likes going to school. They have fun theme days, holiday parties, and always keep to a certain topic each month which my son comes home and tells me the things he has learned. If there are issues they are very supportive and work with the families to help the kids where they may be struggling. The teachers do really like working with the kids and there is very low turnover. We have enjoyed being a part of their center for so long it will be hard to leave when my son goes to school next year (although they do have a before and after care program as well). I highly recommend this school if you live in NW Tucson, and their hours are great for those that have to be at work early!
J. Smith
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The absolute best infant teachers in Tucson! 👏 My kids have gone through the infant room with Ms. Doreen and they both have progressed beyond my expectations. These devoted teachers are a cut way above the rest. This school makes all families feel welcome and will specialize the needs of your kids. After researching several leading centers in town, we are soo glad we chose Open Arms. 😊 Day in and day out our children have received the best in early childhood education. If we were not treated sooo well with the infant room teachers, we would've left a long time ago. My husband and I are grateful for Ms. Doreen and here professionalism, honesty and expertise. Our family definitely recommends this school for your childhood education. We are soo sad to hear that Ms. Doreen will be leaving this place.... 😢 It will never be the same without her, by far. Thank you for dedication and honesty to our family "Ms D".
Karen Gwin
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I absolutely love this center. My son has been here since he was 5 months old and he progresses more every day. The teachers care about the kids and they are always going that extra mile to take care of him, nurture him, and teach him. I visited several centers and this one by far stand above the rest. I could not have asked for a better fit for my family. My daughter attended the before and after school program here as well. Let me just say that I NEVER have had an issue with her getting to school or being picked up from, like we experienced at other centers. The staff in the office (Annett and Jessica) are so easy to get along with, and they are always easy to work with. If you are looking for a good quality daycare or preschool center where your kids are going to excel- than this is the place.
Jocelyn Green
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My son has been going here since he was 6 weeks old. As like any first mother i was afraid and worried about sending him so young but i have no regrets. This is the best daycare facility and they have the best staff. Very loving caring and welcoming. 🙂
Jolly Joogie
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Great pre school. Awesome teachers!! My 4 year old son has been going here about 2 years now and he knows his ABCs and 123s. I feel really confident he will be ready for kindergarten next year. Thank you Open Arms Staff!!
Vanessa Kimbell
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This is one of the best daycares in Arizona! The staff is super friendly and the place is very clean!! I’ve never had a bad experience when it came to this daycare! If your looking for a homey place to care for your kids check out this place!
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Kayci Hudson

Center Director

Meet Our Director

Hi! My name is Kayci Hudson and I am the loving, dedicated Director of Open Arms Preschool. I consider myself blessed to be part of this amazing organization and the work that we do here. Serving as a toddler teacher when I first started at Open Arms in 2020 allowed me to develop a deep connection with early childhood education, and my deep enthusiasm for it only increased with time. Growing up in Tucson, my educational journey never felt purposeful until my involvement in Small Miracles Education showed me just how enriching, inspiring, and life-changing this field can truly be. Now, it has become my mission to provide Open Arms kids with an environment where they feel secure, engaged, and continually inspired to learn – creating remarkable memories along the way.

“My passion for this field grew into a sole mission – to provide a loving, engaging and
educational environment for our kids.”

All Meals Are Provided

We are proud to be part of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).  We provide breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack times throughout the day and meals are included in tuition to make sure every child has access to them. We believe that providing nutritious meals helps children have more energy for learning and gives them the fuel they need to succeed in life.

Programs

We want children as early as possible to appreciate the importance of reaching out beyond themselves and into the community. Small Miracles schools offer a range of programs for children 6 weeks to 12 years.

Infant Program

At Small Miracles, we know that a baby's growth and development depends on individualized care and experiences. That is why we make it our focus to meet the needs of each infant. To do so, we provide our staff of caregiver educators with the tools they need to develop strong connections and trust with each baby they interact with. This trust allows the little ones to feel secure and confident enough to take part in play as well as early childhood learning activities. We are committed to providing this supportive environment, ensuring that your baby gets the best start possible.

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Toddler Program

We understand that the transition to toddlerhood can be a tumultuous one. Every child is unique and has their own needs and wants that must be respected during this challenging time. With our experienced teachers, we strive to craft an environment where children can explore, learn, and make progress with self-reliance. As with all of our classrooms, we attempt to control the environment, not the little people in it. When our teachers fill the classroom with wonder and awe, children focus on reading, dancing, singing, painting, playing and so much more!

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Preschool Program

This is another step on the journey of life. While want to prepare children to be successful in school, we know they will be if we take great advantage of the time we have together. Instead of pushing developmentally inappropriate lessons and activities on our children, our teachers work to plan for each child’s needs - whether they are learning to hold a pencil, write their name, learn conflict resolution skills and so much more. We know that children who experience child centered environments perform better in elementary school and in life. This confidence pushed us to offer the very best.

Before & After-School Program

A great way to keep your kids active and learning outside of school hours. Parents can take advantage of our before & after-school program and give their kids an engaging experience outside of the classroom. From exploring the creative arts, to playing spirited sports, to getting that much-needed homework help, there's something for everyone. Plus, we provide the convenience of transportation to and from schools, so parents don't have to worry about a hectic schedule. Transportation is provided to and from local schools and our classrooms are open all day on school holidays.

We Offer Quality First Scholarships

All Small Miracles locations participate in First Things First’s signature program, Quality First. Quality First works with child care and preschool providers across Arizona to improve the quality of their early learning settings for children from birth to age 5. We also offer Quality First Scholarships that cover most or all of the cost of child care for children 0 – 5. Please contact a location near you to find out about scholarship availability.

We are committed to quality improvement and going beyond regulatory requirements to help the infants, toddlers and preschoolers be ready for success in kindergarten and beyond. Our strong belief is that continuous quality improvement not only benefits our children but out teachers and community equally. For more information, visit QualityFirstAZ.com.

How to Enroll

At Small Miracles, we understand that finding quality child care can be a difficult task. That’s why we’ve made it easy to get started at one of our locations. Simply follow these steps and you’ll be on your way to providing your child with the care they need and deserve.

Schedule a Tour – or just drop in!
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The process of registering your child is easy and straightforward. First, schedule a tour of one of our facilities by clicking the button below, or just drop in. Our staff will be happy to answer any questions you have and show you around.
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Step 2: Complete & Submit Registration Forms
Once you've decided that Small Miracles Education is the right fit for your family, the next step is to fill out a registration form. This can be done online or in person at our office. After we receive your registration form, we will follow up with you to confirm enrollment and provide you with all the information you need to get started.
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Step 3: Look forward to your child’s first day of school!
Registering your child for school is an exciting milestone! Once you're registered, your child will have access to our innovative curriculum, experienced teachers, and state-of-the-art facilities. And you can look forward to your child’s first day of school!
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Proud to be Nationally Accredited!

Of the 2,000+ early childhood centers in Arizona only 10% are nationally accredited. Most Small Miracles schools are nationally accredited.

Being accredited is a rigorous process that includes the evaluation of your schools overall educational program and its adherence to the best early learning practices. In the United States only 5% of all early learning centers are accredited.

Keeping Families Connected

At Small Miracles Preschools, we understand how important it is for our families to stay connected with us and their child’s development. That’s why we’ve made sure that WatchMeGrow® helps bridge the gap between home and school. Our exclusive family app gives parents peace of mind, allowing them to keep an eye on their precious ones with live streaming video of the classroom and much more. Keep up-to-date with your child’s progress throughout the day with WatchMeGrow®!

Care & Security for Your Child

We welcome you to experience our top rated childcare facilities in person. Visit us to learn more about our quality preschool programs to see if Small Miracles is the best fit for your family.

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