Open Minds, Open Hearts

2001 Frenchmen St
New Orleans, LA 70116

Geographic Area: Downtown
Geographic Zone: 1
Phone: 504-945-1806
Center Hours: 6:00 AM-6:00 PM

Ages Served: Inf - PK4

Program Details

Center philosophy, performance, cost, and other provided services. To learn more about how early childhood performance is measured, click here.

Director: Ashley Smallwood
Philosophy: Open minds open hearts daycare encourage hands-on learning by the children with guidance from caring teachers. our curriculum puts emphasis on language, readiness skllls, problem solving skllls, fine motor sldlls,large motor skills and social interaction with others.
Program Type: Multiple
Cost (tier): Free and Tuition-Assistance
Cost for 1 YR to PK4: Free and Tuition-Assistance
Cost for Infants: Free and Tuition-Assistance
Additional Fees: Registration, Field Trip, Supplies, Transportation
Schedule Type: Year Round
Center Performance: 5.75 (Proficient)
School Finder Page: Center Report Card
Licensed Capacity: 35


How to apply, who is eligible to attend, and what factors determine which children are assigned. For more info on how OneApp works, click here.

Application Process:
Applications Due: 02/23/2019
Transition To Kindergarden: Students must apply to a K program
Selective Admissions: Contact school for more information

Open Minds, Open Hearts (PEG)

Grade(s) PK4

Eligibility: New Orleans Residents who meet income requirements and/or have a current IEP, and who will turn 4 yrs by September 30, 2019.
Priority: (1) Continuing students, (2) then Siblings, (3) then Applicants who reside within a half-mile of the school, for up to 25% of available seats, (4) then Applicants who reside in zip codes 70116, 70117, for up to 25% of available seats, (5) then All other applicants

Open Minds Open Hearts Daycare (CCAP)

Grade(s) INF-PK4

Eligibility: Louisiana Residents who meet income and work requirements (20+ hrs. per week in school, training, or job)

School Features

Transportation: Yes
Uniforms: Not Mandatory

Features & Programs:
Before Care/Aftercare for siblings or older students, Computer Class, Fatherhood Initiatives, Field trips, Foreign Language, Library, Movement Dance Class, Music class, Parent meetings, Prime Time Partner, Puppetry, Services for dual language learners, Storytelling, Summer programming for siblings and older students, Tutoring for siblings and older students, Yoga

Language Support:
American Sign Language, Spanish

Special Education Services:
Speech, Hearing Or Vision Therapy Services Are Available.