Open Arms® Christian Child Development Center

Concordia's Open Arms® Christian Child Development Center (CCDC) is a preschool for 2 through 5 year olds, offering half-day sessions 2, 3, or 4 times per week.

We are affiliated with the Open Arms® Institute, a nationwide Lutheran Childcare Ministry organization headquartered in Loveland, Colorado.

Our Program
Open Arms is dedicated to making the love of Jesus real in the lives of all people by sharing God's unconditional love with each child and their parents.
Each child is guided to develop his or her potential in every aspect of life within the shelter and nurturing relationship of Christian love. We value each child as an individual who must be allowed to grow and learn at his or her own pace and develop a healthy self-image.
Open Arms uses the Creative Curriculum which is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education. We emphasize cognitive learning methods where children learn through first-hand sensory experiences of feeling, listening, tasting, smelling, and observing; they handle and manipulate, experiment and explore. Specific planned activities promote their social, emotional, physical, and spiritual development. Proper guidelines, rules, and routines ensure that the children can feel safe and secure.
Size of Groups
Group size is based on directives set by the Maryland State Department of Education. These directives reflect the children's ages and development. Our class sizes are never bigger than 14 students, and each class has a teacher and an aide. All teachers will be qualified and trustworthy individuals trained and/or experienced in early childhood development and education. Open Arms is required by the Maryland State Department of Education to complete a background check on each and every employee hired by the Center as well as individuals who are frequently in the Center.
Our new facility was built by Concordia Lutheran Church specifically for Christian education. Safety, security, and cleanliness are maintained at all times.
2016-2017 schedule
  • Two days a week ‐ Tuesday and Thursday
  • Three days a week ‐ Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
  • Four days a week ‐ Tuesday through Friday
*NOTE ‐ all classes are 9:00 to Noon
Tuition and Fees
Two days/week: $155 monthly
three days/week: $195 monthly
four days/week: $245 monthly
registration fee: $35.
Concordia OpenArms ® CCDC - Information
  • Open Arms® Registration Form - (Word DOC / PDF) - this is the form to fill out to register
  • Fee Schedule - (PDF) *informational
Maryland State - documents available here for your convenience Current documents available at: Maryland Public Schools - Early Childcare Division

Phone: 301-797-5955


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