Street & Mailing Address
UAB Child Development Center
1113 15th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35294-4553
Phone: 205.934.7353 or 934.7373
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.
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:
- Summer Camps at UAB - UAB offers summer camp activities for kids of all ages.
- Birmingham Mom - Shortcuts for busy Birmingham Moms.
- National Association for the Education of Young Children - The nation's leading voice for high-quality early childhood education for children from birth to age 8.
- Crayola - Browse hundreds of craft ideas to get children inspired.
- Kids Count - A national and state-by-state effort to track the well-being of children in the United States.
- National Fatherhood Initiative - Resource to help equip and educate fathers to ensure a brighter future for America's youth.
- ERIC - a Federal Government Website for Parents and Teachers
- Quality Care for Children - Resource to help parents access quality, affordable care for their children.
- EarlyChildhood.com - Online resource for Teachers and Parents of children, from infants to age 8.
- Alabama Partnership for Children - Local systems of resources and support to enable parents, families, and others who care for young children.
- Great Schools - Inspiration and support for children's education.
Local School System / Childcare Resources
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.
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
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
The Caring Corner
450 Riverchase Parkway East
Birmingham, Alabama 35244
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
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.
This manual is for the purpose of communicating policies and procedures of the child development center to parents.
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.