Child Care Center History

In-Home Daycare Origin

Loving Arms™ Child Care and Preschool Center was established in 1994 as a licensed in-home daycare, caring for up to 10 children at one time. It was founded on the principle that working and/or student parents should be able to find quality, reliable and affordable child care for working parents.

Establishment of our Center for Loving Arms™ Child Care and Preschool

Since the establishment of our previous in-home daycare, our love of working with children has driven our commitment for acquiring the education and experience to grow from an in-home childcare provider to an established full-time child care center. We accomplished this feat within five years. We acquired the accreditation and education to move into a separate facility and transition into being a licensed child care center with the capacity to care for up to 91 children. Loving Arms™ Child Care and Preschool has always been committed to furthering our child care team's education and in implementing the best practices to provide a nurturing and stimulating environment.

Loving Arms Child Care & Preschool Center

Our Child Care Facility in Junction City, KS

Throughout our experience in providing child care, we realized the need to provide a more complete range of family support services.

In 2005 that vision of meeting those needs became a reality by providing families with tools on budgeting, time management, parenting and managing today's stressors with the opening of our 9,000 sq. ft., tri-level facility which encompasses family support services (through our non-profit Loving Arms™ Learning Center) and our child care center located in Junction City near the Ft. Riley military installation.

We have worked tirelessly to become partnered with other community and military subsidy programs to help with child care costs for families that qualify for parents that are working or attending college. Some of the programs we are approved through are the Kansas Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the Child Care Aware® national program. (Click here to find out more about our child care fee assistance.)

Our family support services also encompasses the unique needs of military families needing child care for spouses when their Service Members are deployed from Fort Riley for either combat service or training. By providing programs which include before and after school child care and many child care program schedules, we are able to address child care needs of our military community as well.

It is the focus of Loving Arms™ Child Care and Preschool to continue to offer support for healthy, happy and well-balanced families.