About Us

Established in 2000, Open Arms Child Development Center is a non-profit ministry of Zion Lutheran Church, providing a child care program of the highest quality designed to meet the needs of concerned working parents of Fairbanks, AK and the surrounding areas.  At Open Arms each child is guided to develop his/her potential in every aspect of life within the shelter and nurturing relationships of Christian love. We operate our Center assuming each child is an individual and must be allowed to grow and learn at his/her own rate and to develop a healthy self-image. Working with children is a sacred task. Open Arms will endeavor to help each child grow spiritually, emotionally, physically and intellectually.

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Board Members

  • Karen Milne, President
  • Debbie Gross, Treasurer
  • Erik Drygas
  • Christi Eickholt
  • Hank Grant
  • Thomas Halverson