Because of the high demand for quality childcare, there is a waiting list for the UAB Child Development Center. We encourage you to apply, however we cannot guarantee an immediate space.

Our average wait time for infants and toddlers is 12-18 months. Wait times for older children are typically shorter but vary greatly, depending on when/if families withdraw from the program. Once a space becomes available, we will notify you via the information provided on the waiting list application. If at any time you wish to remove your children’s name from the waiting list, please notify us in writing.

To be placed on the Child Development Center waiting list, complete and return the following:

Note: You must be a UAB employee to access the Child Development Center.


UAB Child Development Center Classroom Information
Classrooms: Lambs Waddlers Huggers Bears Bees Explorers Pathfinders
Monthly Tuition: $925 $900 $875 $875 $875 $825 $825
Age Groups: Young infants Mobile infants Toddlers 2-year-olds 2- and 3-year olds 3- and 4-year olds 4- and 5-year olds
Child-to-Teacher Ratio: 3-to-1 4-to-1 4-to-1 6-to-1 8-to-1 9-to-1 10-to-1



Tours of the UAB Child Development Center are available by appointment on Thursdays and Fridays between the hours of 9-11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m. For security reasons we do not allow drop-in visits until after your initial tour.


More Information

  • Visit the Childcare Network page for additional childcare resources, and details about UAB's family benefit at KinderCare Learning Centers.
  • If you have additional questions regarding the waiting list, please contact CDC Director Donna Blackburn