We encourage you to apply, however, because of the demand for high quality childcare, there is a waiting list.

Also, please view our list of other child development centers which are accredited by the NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children). 

If you would like to be placed on our waiting list, please complete and return the following:

  • Waiting List Application (PDF)
  • $30 non-refundable application fee per family - (Only check or money order accepted. 
    No cash or credit cards accepted at this time.)

We cannot guarantee you an immediate space. Our average wait time for infants and toddlers is 12-18 months. Waiting list times for older children can vary greatly, depending on a space becoming available. Typically the waiting list is shorter for this age, but the space availability depends on when and if families withdraw from the program.

If we have a space available, we will notify the affiliated parent by the information listed on the waiting list application. If at any time you wish to wish to remove your children’s name from the waiting list, you must notify us in writing. 

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

Monthly Tuition Rates

Lambs $925
Waddlers $900
Huggers $875
Bears $875
Bees $875
Explorers $825
Pathfinders $825


UAB Child Development Teaching Teams / Classroom Ratios

Classrooms Age Groups Child to Teacher Ratio
Lambs Young infants  3 to 1
Waddlers Mobile infants 4 to 1
Huggers Toddlers 4 to 1
Little Bears 2-year-olds 6 to 1
Busy Bees 2- and 3-year olds 8 to 1
Explorers 3- and 4-year olds 9 to 1
Pathfinders 4- and 5-year olds 10 to 1


Tours of the UAB Child Development Center
We give tours of our program by appointment only on Thursdays and Fridays between the hours of 9:00a.m. – 11:00a.m. and 2:30p.m. – 4:00p.m.  For security reasons we do not allow drop-in visits until after your initial tour.

For More Information
Thank you again for your interest in UAB Child Development Center. If you have any additional questions or need additional information regarding the waiting list, please contact Donna Blackburn djblack@uab.edu. Thank you!