Vestavia Hills Baptist Church

Child Development



Parent notes for the week
of February 26-March 2:

2018-2019 CDC Re-enrollment will take place March 5-9. Be watching for a packet in your child’s red bag/cubby!

This month we celebrate two staff anniversaries. Ms. Tye (Pre-K Four) and Ms. E’Dana (Preschool Two) both celebrate their second anniversary with us. We are so glad they are here and we wish them many more anniversaries with us!


It’s that time of year again: flu season! In the interest of keeping all our children, families and staff healthy, here are a few reminders: 

  • If your child is sick, please keep them at home, away from school, church, and extra-curricular activities.
  • Parents, if you are sick, please make other arrangements for getting your child to and from school/church.
  • Children should stay home until they are fever-free without medication for 24 hours.
  • Wash your hands regularly, even if there is no one in your household that is sick. Good handwashing is still the very best way to prevent the spread of germs. Teach your children the proper handwashing steps.
  • If you think you or someone in your family has the flu, call your healthcare provider for advice about a doctor’s visit, medication, etc.
  • Consider getting a flu shot; it’s not too late. Although experts tell us that the vaccine is less effective this year, it remains the best preventative measure that we have.

These reminders are not limited to the flu, but apply also to flu-like illnesses. Use your best judgment if your child exhibits persistent coughing, congestion, lethargy, lack of appetite, change in behavior and/or appearance, and consult your pediatrician.

Let’s all work together to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our school, church, and community!

    Program Features:

  • Developmentally appropriate learning for the whole child: social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual.
  • Developmentally appropriate room design for Infant through Pre-K Four classes
  • Low Teacher/Child Ratios
  • Sensitive, loving, well-trained teachers and support staff
  • Learning center based class structure
  • Excellent, separate playgrounds for preschool children and toddlers
  • Security System providing coded entry only to facility
  • Safety drills
  • Morning and afternoon snack provided
  • Hot lunch provided
  • Daily outdoor play time
  • WEE LEARN - A Christian-based curriculum
  • "Handwriting Without Tears" - Writing Curriculum for
  • Music Class
  • Weekly Chapel Time
  • Field trips for Four-Year-Olds
  • Community helper visits
  • Optional extra-curricular classes: Dance, Chess, Soccer
  • Special Events include Open House/Pizza Party,Book Fair, Family Christmas Event, Pancakes and PJ’s, Penguin Day, Community Helper Day, Safety City, Muffins with Mom, Donuts with Dad, July 4th Parade, seasonal theme parties
  • Daily notes to parents from teachers
  • Monthly Newsletters


2017-2018 Tuition Rates
Infant 1: $875 per month
Infant 2 thru Toddler 2: $825 per month
Preschool 2 & Preschool 3: $735 per month
Pre-K 4: $745 per month

Other Fees
Registration Fee: $200
Annual Re-enrollment Fee: $150
Waiting List Application Fee: $40


2600 Vestavia Drive
Birmingham, AL 35216
Enter the church property off Vestavia Drive and bear right at the fork in the parking lot. We are a locked facility. Knock at the door and someone will help you.

To inquire about a place for your child or to request a tour of the center, please contact Jennifer Cox, CDC director, at (205) 979-3599.


The Vestavia Hills Baptist Church Child Development Center was established in 1978 as an extension of the church's ministry to its members and community at large. The Vestavia Hills Baptist Church Child Development Center provides for each child quality care within a Christian environment. Each child is valued and therefore participates daily in a setting which enables and equips each child to grow and learn. We acknowledge that every child is part of a family to whom we desire to give support.


Vestavia Hills Baptist Church was founded in May of 1957. As the church grew, the establishment of the Child Development Center came under the leadership of Dr. Otis Brooks in 1978. The CDC provides a ministry for children and families in the church as well as the community. Please read a letter from our pastor, Gary Furr.

How to Enroll

The Vestavia Hills Baptist Church Child Development Center will be open to children ages eight weeks through four years of age, regardless of race, creed, color, or national origin. Our Center is not equipped to handle children with excessive emotional, visual, speech, hearing, or other severe limitations and illnesses. Children currently enrolled with the Center must re-enroll for the upcoming school year during the first two weeks of March.

Initial Registration Fee: $200
Annual Re-enrollment Fee: $150

Waiting List Process

Applications to be placed on the waiting list for enrollment are received throughout the year. Children are admitted to the Center according to the number of spaces available for each age group. To inquire about a place for your child, please contact our CDC director, Jennifer Cox at 979-3599. Parent tours are conducted by appointment only.

Waiting List Application Fee: $40


Classroom Organization

Hours of operation: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Our Center operates year round. It is our policy that no child remain in the Center for longer than 10 hours a day.

The Center will be closed for the following holidays, deep-cleaning days and teacher workdays:

New Year's Day
Winter Teacher In-Service Day
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Friday before Labor Day and Labor Day
Thanksgiving, the day before and after
Week or more at Christmas

(Teacher/preschooler ratio)

Infant 1: 8 infants: 3 teachers
Infant 2: 8 infants: 2 teachers
Toddler 1: 8 toddlers: 2 teachers
Toddler 2: 8 toddlers: 2 teachers
Preschool 2*: 12 two-year-olds: 2 teachers
Preschool 3*: 12 three-year-olds: 2 teachers
Pre-K 4*: 12 four-year-olds: 2 teachers
*By September 1st