Program Information

We are committed to creating a loving, nurturing and educational environment for each and every child.


Our centers use the Pinnacle’s faith-based curriculum. Weekly Chapel visits with the pastors are held as well as a weekly music time with our music director.


Through local partnerships with organizations like Rice Care Center and Carris Health we are able to offer a wide variety of activities with the residents at Rice Care Center. Weekly visits, field trips, community Service and large events are just a small part of what we do together. Visits include, music, exercise, crafts, baking and numerous other activities to engage both the children and the residents in the intergenerational experience.

Preschool at Pool - Loving Arms Child Care Center


Infant Room (6 weeks -16 months)

Our infant room provides a fun and loving environment. In our infant room your child will:

  • Build social skills and relationships with the teachers, other babies and the older children they see throughout the day
  • Develop and exercise their fine and gross motor skills daily
  • Use all of their senses to explore the world around them with things such as art, sensory play, music, dancing, playing outside and playing with a variety of manipulatives

Your child’s teacher will fill out a daily report letting you know how your child’s day went. We also utilize an app called Brightwheel to communicate with parents during the day and to share photos of all the fun activities your child is partaking in.

Infant Room Daily Schedule

  • 6:30-7:45 Arrival in the classroom-Supervised play
  • 7:45-8:30 Eat, diapers, naps, play (6 weeks-6 months) Wash Hands, breakfast, clean-up (6-16 months) 8:30-9:00 Diaper changes/wash hands, free play on the carpet, fine motor activities 9:00-10:45 Play and exploration: read books, large muscle activities, art, sensory activities tummy time, floor time (naps as needed)
  • 10:45-11:45 Bottles and Lunch time (per menus and parent approvals), diaper changes/wash hands, clean up
  • 11:45-3:00 Play and exploration: read books, go for walks, large muscle activities, art, sensory activities, muscle time, diaper changes/wash hands, bottles (naps as needed)
  • 3:00-3:30 Snack time, clean-up
  • 3:30-5:30 Departures, get ready for pick-ups, diaper changes/wash hands, individualized child-led play, music time

Toddler 16 months to 33 months

Student-to-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1

Being a toddler is very exciting! Your toddler will learn many new things through exploration and play. Skills we work on in the toddler room include:

  • Being nice to friends
  • Gentle touches
  • Using manners
  • Building small- and large-motor skills
  • Learning numbers and ABCs
  • Recognizing shapes and colors
  • Using words to express emotions and needs
  • Toilet training as the child is ready

Toddler Daily Schedule:

  • 6:30-7:30 Welcome
  • 7:30-8:00 Travel to Toddler Room, supervised free play
  • 8:00-8:30 Wash hands/Breakfast/Clean-up
  • 8:30-9:15 Diaper Changes, wash hands
  • 9:15-10:15 Group time- Includes Calendar/Songs/Art
  • 10:15-11:00 Outside/Large Motor
  • 11:00-11:30 Lunch
  • 11:30-12:00 Free Play
  • 12:00-12:30 Prepare for Nap/Diapers
  • 12:30-2:45 Nap time
  • 2:45-3:15 Snack
  • 3:15-3:30 Transitional activity
  • 3:30-5:30 Table Activity’s Free Play

Pre-School (3 Year Old)

Our Preschoolers are ready to learn new and fun ways. Your child will build confidence and school readiness skills though music, climbing, and moving, art, science, stories and hands on activities, In the preschool room your child will:

  • Focus on a different Theme each week. We follow the Pinnacle curriculum offering faith-based programming. Some examples are, colors, animals, space, family, friends, holidays, etc.…
  • Continue learning how to be nice to friends and to respect adults
  • Beginning to recognize letters and sounds
  • Build large motor skills through outside play
  • Participate in various special events. Holiday celebrations, field trips, nursing home visits.

Preschool Daily Schedule

  • 8:00-8:30 Breakfast
  • 8:30-8:45 Cleanup/bathroom/music
  • 8:45-9:10 Circle Time
  • 9:15-9:30 Chapel/Bible story/show and tell
  • 9:30-10:30 Art/academics/centers
  • 10:30-11:00 Outside/large motor
  • 11:00-11:30 Lunch
  • 11:30-12:00 Cleanup/bathroom
  • 12:00-12:30 Outside/Large motor
  • 12:30-3:00 Nap
  • 3:00-3:15 Clean up/bathroom
  • 3:15-3:45 Snack
  • 3:45-5:30 Outside/large motor
  • **Wednesdays 9:30-9:45 Music

Pre-K (4-year-old)

Pre-K RoomThe Pre-K program emphasizes on social emotional development and school readiness. Our room is licensed for 25 children. Our daily schedule follows our Pinnacle Curriculum, which includes:

  • Circle time (letters, number, shapes, calendar, weather)
  • Art
  • Handwriting
  • Music
  • Outdoor play/walks
  • Fieldtrips
  • Breakfast, Lunch and snack
  • Interaction with the residents and staff at Rice Care Center
  • Christmas program and other theme related events

Loving Arms Daily Schedule
(please contact Praise & Play for information about their schedule)

  • 6:45-8:00 Arrival: While children are coming in they have a choice of fine motor table activities to go to until breakfast
  • 8:00-8:30 Breakfast: clean up and hand washing
  • 8:30-9:00 Circle time: During this time we go over the Calendar, Days of the Week, Numbers, Letters, Colors and Shapes
  • 9:00-9:15 Pet Responsibility: Caring for Biggie, our Hamster
  • 9:15-11:00 Free Choice/Centers: Children pick centers or table activities to play with. During this time, we also do Handwriting and Art
  • 11:00-11:15 Bible time: Each week there is a new Bible story
  • 11:15-12:00 Lunch
  • 12:00-1:00 Gross motor: Outside time or a large group activity
  • 1:00-3:00 Nap
  • 3:00-3:30 Snack
  • 3:30-4:00 Review Circle time
  • 4:00-5:30 Free Choice/Centers: children can play at their choosing until parents come for pick up
  • Mondays Rice Care Center 9:40-10:45
  • Tuesdays Chapel 9:15
  • Wednesday Music 9:30

Summer Adventure Kids Club

LAK ProgramLoving Arms and Praise & Play offer school age children a safe and fun educational environment. This program runs each weekday from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during summer break (the Willmar SAKC site follows the Willmar Schools calendar, the Spicer SAKC site follows the NL-S Schools calendar). 

Summer Adventure Kids Club plans a full day of activities to keep your child active and learning in the summer:

  • Weekly themes such as Minnesota, Fun in the Sun, Amazing Animals
  • Daily main event including trips to local parks, the pool/splash pad, library, and weekly fieldtrips
  • Multiple outdoor times each day as weather permits

We are Parent Aware rated! Parent Aware, Minnesota’s Quality Rating and Improvement System, believes that:

  • Every child has unique gifts and abilities to celebrate and nurture
  • All families deserve equitable access to quality care and education for their children
  • Quality early learning from trained and culturally competent professionals makes a difference for children
  • Children learn through relationships and playful interactions with their families, peers, providers, teachers, and environment

We have Child Care openings!

Contact us for more information.

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