Bad Weather - Child Development Center - for Essential Status Employees

Bad Weather Child Development Care Services are available to all essential status employees of UAB Hospital and Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital. UAB Child Development Center, UAB Human Resource Management, and UAB Hospital have put together a bad weather plan to assist essential employees who are required to report to work, with child care issues in the event the Birmingham area experiences bad weather such as a winter storm and/or hurricane-like weather conditions.

UAB Child Development Center requires that you pre-register your child(ren) for bad weather care.
You must complete the enrollment form and submit a current blue immunization form.
You are not cleared for services until your enrollment package is complete and your child’s current blue card is on file. Copies of the blue card are NOT acceptable.

Completed packages should be turned in at one of the following locations:
Child Development Center Campus Mailing address
Attention: UAB Child Development Center
UCC 100, 4553
1113 15th Street South
Fax: 205-975-7374
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Parents please pack the following items when you bring your child in for bad weather care:

Infant list:

  • Wipes
  • Diapering cream (if needed)
  • Pacifier (if needed)
  • Ready-to-feed bottles
  • Baby food
  • Baby cereal
  • Favorite blanket or stuffed animal
  • Extra clothing
  • Port-a-crib
  • A few favorite (small) toys-rattles, shakers, teething toys

Preschool/school age list:

  • Sleeping bag or mat/blanket/pillow
  • Extra clothing-underwear, socks, pants, shirt
  • Favorite stuffed animal or security item (preschool)
  • A favorite VHS video that is rated G or family viewing

The center will provide materials such as: art materials, games, toys. However, if a child would like to bring items such as legos, a book to read, building block kit, or small electronic game, please write their name on the items and pack in a back-pack.

The West Pavilion is self-contained. We have a kitchen area, restrooms and typically three conference rooms to set up care and play areas.
Each room is divided into an activity area:
Conference room 1: Art/crafts; block play, games, and mealtime
Conference room 2: Movie room/rest area and/or usually napping room for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers
Conference room 3: Baby and toddler room play area

Upon entering the foyer of the West Pavilion, please sign in your child. You are welcome to visit your child throughout the day when you have a break. 
Age groups are split up according to the number of children we have attending.

UAB Hospital assists us with all meals.
Please make sure you indicate on your child’s enrollment forms any food-related allergies, medical conditions, or on-going medication your child is presently taking.