Dedicated to nurturing

Christian hearts and building strong minds

At Loving Arms, we recognize the importance of a high-quality preschool and childcare program and we are privileged to provide a unique childcare center that offers a strong Christian education partnered with academic excellence. Jesus is a part of everything we do here at Loving Arms! We give Him thanks and learn about Him through the Bible stories we share with the children.


Our Programs

At Loving Arms Children's Center, teaching your child is something we take very seriously. Children at LACC receive a solid Christian Education with academic excellence in our Preschool program. LACC is one of the only Christian centers in the metro area. Each classroom works to help children learn at their age level and prepare them for the next class.

  • Two Year Old Program: The two year old's work on identifying shapes, colors, pictures, and feelings. They also work on developing both small and large motor skills.
  • Three Year Old Program: The three year old's work on letter recognition, shapes, colors, patterns, and more! They also work on social skills that involve sharing and preliminary problem-solving skills.
  • Four Year Old Program: The four year old's continue to practice many of the skills started in the three's. Learning appropriate social skills is a high priority, so the children are prepared for Kindergarten.  Our curriculum for this age is based upon the Kindergarten Readiness criteria used in Johnston, Des Moines, and Ankeny Public Schools.

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Loving Arms Children’s Center and their partnership with Messiah Lutheran Church has been a second home to my sons for the past 5 years. I love that as they are developing and being prepared for school they are more importantly learning about Jesus’ love for them. His teachings and daily life lessons are incorporated into their days at LACC by dedicated staff and leadership. I can’t say enough how pleased we have been with our LACC experience and how thankful we are that we found this center. 
- Jill H.