UAB Childcare Network


In an effort to meet the diverse demands and challenges of its employees looking for child care, UAB has developed a Childcare Network to provide parents with a list of other NAEYC-accredited child development centers and links to resources in the Birmingham area. 

UAB does not endorse or recommend any particular child care center and encourages all parents to carefully evaluate any provider they are considering to care for their child.

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NAEYC-accredited Childcare Centers

Below is a list of other area child development centers, which are accredited by the NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children).

Hand in Hand Early Learning Program

  • 120 Oslo Circle, Birmingham AL 35211 (County: Jefferson)
  • Get Directions
  • Hours of Operation: Vary by program
  • Phone: (205) 944-3900, 944-3939
  • Email: elpadmissions@unitedability.org.

Harris Early Learning Center (Auburn University)

  • 1413 7th Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203 (County: Jefferson)
  • Get Directions
  • Ages: Infant to 5 Years
  • Hours of Operation: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Phone: (205) 252-5060, Fax: (205) 252-6628
  • Email: robbieroberts@harriselc.org

First Church Early Learning Center

  • 518 North 19th Street, Birmingham, AL 35203 (County: Jefferson)
  • Get Directions
  • Ages: Infant to 4 Years
  • Phone: (205) 251-6059, Fax: (205) 322-0337
  • Email: elc@firstchurchbhm.com

The Elizabeth Perry Rushton Child Development Center

  • 2118 4th Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203 (County: Jefferson)
  • Get Directions
  • Ages: Infant to School Age
  • Hours of Operation: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Phone: (205) 322-8310, Fax: (205) 322-8310
  • Email: admin@eprcdc.com

YWCA Central Alabama Child Development Center

  • 309 23rd Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203 (County: Jefferson)
  • Get Directions
  • Hours of Operation: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Phone: (205) 322-9922, Fax: (205) 521-9652
  • Email: dhicks@ywcabham.org

Highlands United Methodist Child Care Center

  • 1045 20th Street, South, Birmingham, AL 35205 (County: Jefferson)
  • Get Directions
  • Ages: 6 weeks to 4 years
  • Hours of Operation: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Phone: (205) 933-0230, Fax: (205) 933-1801
  • Email: doreen@highlandsumc.net

Canterbury UMC Child Development Center

  • 350 Overbrook Road, Birmingham, AL 35213 (County: Jefferson)
  • Get Directions
  • Ages: 6 weeks to 5 years
  • Hours of Operation: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Phone: (205) 879-2219, Fax: (205) 802-4684
  • Email: amanda.payne@canterburyumc.org

KinderCare Learning Center

  • 3160 Old Columbiana Road, Hoover, AL 35226 (County: Jefferson)
  • Get Directions
  • Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
  • Hours of Operation: 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Phone: (205) 822-8110
  • Email: 301334@klcorp.com

KinderCare Learning Center

  • 1700 Corporate Drive, Birmingham, AL 35242 (County: Jefferson)
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  • Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
  • Hours of Operation: 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Phone: (205) 995-8598
  • Email: 301261@klcorp.com

BeKare Child Development Center

  • 2561 Acton Road, Birmingham, AL 35243 (County: Jefferson)
  • Get Directions
  • Ages: Infant to School Age
  • Hours of Operation: 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Phone: (205) 967-4089, Fax: (205) 967-2682
  • Email: bek@brighthorizons.com

Local School Systems

The school boards are listed in alphabetical order. It is strongly recommended you call the board of education to find out what system you are zoned for when looking for living accommodations in the area.

Childcare Search Tools

The list of websites below is provided to assist with your search for child care.

National Association for the Education of Young Children
Look for the accredited program search feature. You can find all of the accredited childcare centers located in Alabama on this site.

Childcare Resources
A free service that guides families through the process of locating quality child care options available in Jefferson County and the City of Birmingham.

Huggs & Kisses Sick Child Care
Care for children 2 months to 16 years with illnesses such as colds, fever, flu, diarrhea, chicken pox, viral illnesses, pneumonia, ear infections, sprains and fractures; offers on-staff registered nurse and a staff of nursing assistants, plus separate areas for kids with communicable diseases.
Pre-registration before child is sick, and reservations (24 hours in advance when possible) are preferred. Bring an updated immunization form and food for the whole day, including juice and snacks. Space is available on a first-come, first served basis.
Locations:

  • Huggs & Kisses
    1716 5th Ave. North 35203
    (205) 324-8447
  • The Caring Corner
    450 Riverchase Parkway East 35244
    (205) 220-7423

National Fatherhood Initiative
The National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) was founded in 1994 to lead a society-wide movement to confront the problem of father absence. NFI's mission is to improve the wellbeing of children by increasing the proportion of children growing up with involved, responsible, committed fathers.

Alabama Partnership for Children
The Alabama Partnership for Children (APC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization created to develop, design and implement a unified approach for improving outcomes of children from birth to age five in Alabama.

Additional Resources

Below is a list of online resources for you and your child that we have found helpful.