Chapel Hill Child Development Center. . . a great place to start!
At Chapel Hill Child Development Center we serve children ages 8 weeks to 5 years. Our teachers are trained throughout the year on the latest research and trends in developmentally appropriate practices for young children. We strive maintain positive interactions, age-appropriate communication and play based learning. Our program hours are 7am to 5:30 pm Monday-Friday. Breakfast should be eaten prior to arrival at school. Lunch, morning and afternoon snack should be packed daily along with a thermos. We follow the Tuscaloosa County School calendar with the exception of summer enrollment options.
Our play based curriculum features opportunities for ALL children (yes, even infants!) to have daily exposure to Science, Math, Reading/Writing, Dramatic Play, Art and Music. Curriculum is based on developmentally appropriate practices for children birth to five years of age.
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Marrianne Nunnally brings her traveling gymnastics program to the CDC weekly. The focus of Tumble Time is to provide opportunities for movement involving balance, coordination and fitness. Participation in Tumble Time is optional and privately paid to the instructor.
CompuChild is a traveling technology based program that focuses on STEAM learning through basic computer skills (keyboard functions, mouse skills and Windows early learning).Participation in CompuChild is optional and privately paid to the instructor.
Soccer Shots is a traveling program that visits the CDC twice a month offering the children exposure to basic soccer skills. In each 30 minute session, children have opportunities to run, kick and score a goal. In addition, Soccer Shots teaches a character word of the day encouraging positive growth and development. Soccer Shots is an all-play activity that is provided through CDC funds.
(DUE TO COVID, SOCCER SHOTS IS CURRENTLY NOT IN SESSION).
Chapel Hill Child Development Center is an exempt program that follows and strives to exceed the State of Alabama Performance Standards. Classrooms are divided by age and developmental ability. Tuition is based on enrollment. 2021-22 Tuition Agreement
Teacher-Child Ratio per class are as follows:
PURPLE ROOM: Infants 2:8
ORANGE ROOM: Older One's 2:8
RED ROOM: Two's 2:12
YELLOW ROOM: Younger Three's 2:12
GREEN ROOM: Older Three's 2:13
CORAL ROOM: Three's/PreK 2:9
TEAL ROOM: PreK 2:15
HOW CAN I BECOME A PART OF CHAPEL HILL CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER?
Download the Waiting List Application below. The application fee is $20. Waiting list fees go toward family registration fees once a spot for your child(ren) becomes available. Applications are filed by date once form has been completed and waiting list fee is paid in full.
Chapel Hill Child Development Center admits children of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities made available. The CDC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of program or programming policies.
Chapel Hill Child Development Center Mission Statement
“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10)
At Chapel Hill Child Development Center we have two missions – to serve our families by demonstrating the love of Christ and to provide an educational environment developmentally appropriate for children ages six weeks to five years.
As a Christian Child Development Center, we feel a calling by God to meet the Spiritual needs of our families and children through Bible teaching, songs of faith and words of encouragement. As a Child Development Center we understand through research that children learn best through play. We strive to provide an environment that is mentally, socially and emotionally appropriate for children offering safety while exploring, making choices and investigating the world around them.