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UAB Child Development Center
1113 15th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35294-4553

Email:  reast@uab.edu
Phone:  205.934.7353 or 934.7373
Fax:  205.975.7374

Randy East - Director

UAB Child Development Teaching Teams / Classroom Ratios

Classrooms Age Groups Child to Teacher Ratio
Lambs Infant I      Birth - 9 months  3 to 1
Waddlers Infant II     9mths-15mths 3 to 1
Huggers Toddler I     5mths - 24mths 4 to 1
Little Bears Toddler II     Younger 2ys olds 4 to 1
Busy Bees Toddler/Twos     Older 2's - 3yr olds 5 to 1
Explorers Threes 6 to 1
Pathfinders Fours/Fives 7 to 1

Thank you for your interest in UAB Child Development Center. Our center is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs and only 5% of child care centers across the United States are accredited. Our high quality comprehensive child development program provides a safe and nurturing environment while promoting the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of young children. We provide low child/teacher ratios and have a staff of highly qualified teachers.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has developed a Childcare Network in an effort to meet the diverse demands and challenges of UAB employees looking for child care. It was designed to provide parents a link 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.

View the list of Birmingham Area NAEYC Accredited Childcare Centers

Click here for more information on the National Association for the Education of Young Children.


There are many online resources available for you and your child. Here are a few we have found helpful:

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

Birmingham City Schools

Jefferson County Schools

Homewood City Schools

Hoover City Schools

Mountain Brook City Schools

Shelby County Schools

Trussville City Schools

Vestavia City Schools


Other Websites of Interest
The following websites might be helpful 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 child care centers located in Alabama on this site.

Child Care Resources
You can call and speak with a resource and referral counselor about local child care options available in Jefferson County and the City of Birmingham.

Address 1904 First Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone 205-252-1991
1-800-822-2734
Email childcare@ccr-bhm.org

Huggs and Kisses Sick & The Caring Corner Child Care:
Huggs and Kisses offers care for children ages 2 months through 16 years who have illnesses such as colds, fever, flu, diarrhea, chicken pox, viral illnesses, pneumonia, ear infections, sprains, and fractures. They have a registered nurse and a staff of nursing assistants, plus separate areas for kids with communicable diseases. Huggs and Kisses prefers pre-registration (before the child is sick) and reservations (24 hours in advance when possible). You'll have to bring an updated immunization form and food for the whole day, including any juice and snacks. Space is available on a first-come, first served basis.

Birmingham Area Locations:
Hugs & Kisses
1716 5th Avenue North
Birmingham, AL. 35203
205.324.8447

The Caring Corner
450 Riverchase Parkway East
Birmingham, Alabama 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 well-being of children by increasing the proportion of children growing up with involved, responsible, and 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.

The UAB Child Development Center Handbooks Require the Adobe Reader

Curriculum Manual
This manual is for the purpose of sharing our philosophical approach to learning. It is an overview of early childhood principles, how young children learn through hands-on experiences, and how teachers prepare the learning environment.

Parent Handbook
This manual is for the purpose of communicating policies and procedures of the child development center to parents.

Staff Handbook
This manual is for the purposes of communicating policies and procedures of the child development center to employees. Parents are encouraged to review this manual as well so they will know what we require from our teaching staff.