Child care is a very important part of a family’s life. The nurturing, care and educating that is offered to our children will shape them as they move through the toddler years. Our Child Care Guide is the area’s top resource for discovering the best child care options for your family’s needs!
Christ United Methodist Church
6160 Grelot Road, Mobile
(251) 342-7215; www.cumcchildren.com
Mom’s Day Out, Preschool and Extended Day
The Children’s Ministries of Christ United Methodist Church is committed to nurturing children to know the unconditional love of Jesus Christ in a welcoming, family-centered environment that will equip each child for a continuing journey of exploring, living and sharing God’s Promises. We encourage the children to grow in relationship with Jesus Christ. Our curriculum for 3-year-olds emphasizes language, listening skills, gross and fine motor skill development. The 4-year-olds will also develop their language, gross and fine motor skills as well as listening and problem solving skills. The mom’s day out children will participate in art and music. The preschool children will participate in chapel, phonics, sports, music, and field trips. Summer Camp for elementary children. Students will participate in developmentally appropriate curriculum for Phonics, Reading and Math along with much more.
Corpus Christi Catholic School and Child Development Center
6300 McKenna Drive, Mobile
Corpus Christi Catholic Child Development Center provides a warm, nurturing environment with age appropriate activities. An experienced, well trained staff is dedicated to providing the highest quality child care. The center is open 12 months, Monday thru Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Care for infants six weeks old through 2 years is available. In addition, Corpus Christi Catholic School has a K3 – K4 program. This program provides children the opportunity to learn, play, and grow in a safe, developmentally appropriate learning environment. Our mission is to provide the building blocks for a life-long love of learning and academic success. We are a Christ-centered Catholic environment where children develop socially, physically and spiritually. K3 – K4 full day hours are 7:55am-3:00 pm and half day hours for K3 are 7:55am-11:55am. Extended day care is available.
Cottage Hill Christian Academy Early Education Center and Preschool
4255 Cottage Hill Road, Mobile
(251) 660-2427; www.chcacademy.com
Cottage Hill Christian Academy (CHCA) offers two programs for children in the early stages of development. The CHCA Early Education Center specializes in caring for children that are 6 weeks to 24 months old. CHCA offers quality child care from 6:00am until 6:00pm throughout the calendar year for families in surrounding communities. The EEC program offers an environment of music/movement, reading, and play! In addition to the early education program, CHCA also offers a dynamic preschool program that includes students in K2, K3, K4 and K5 classes. It is our belief that children learn best by experiencing, thus the preschool program is hands-on and encompasses many experiences on a daily basis to enhance student discovery and learning. Cottage Hill highly values a challenging learning environment, where the wonder and curiosity of learning provide a foundation for lifelong achievement. It is our hope that the preschool experience is an enjoyable journey where the child can grow spiritually, intellectually, socially and emotionally. This growth helps foster a strong sense of self-worth and confidence as they progress in their life and educational journeys. Please visit our web site at chcacademy.com and take the EEC/preschool virtual tour to discover the difference at CHCA. It’s great to be a Cottage Hill Warrior!
Faith Academy Preschool
8650 Tanner Williams Rd., Mobile
(251) 633-7267; www.faithacademy.us
Celebrating 43 Years of Excellence in Christian Education! Preschool programs for K3 and K4. Before and after school care available. Faith Academy School has PK3-12 grade.
Government Street Baptist Child Development Center
3401 Government Boulevard, Mobile
(251) 660-7444; governmenstreetcdc.org
Full-time Daycare (6:00am – 6:00pm) for ages 6 weeks to 3K. Government Street Christian School for 4K-8. The school serves as an extension of the home, seeking to educate the whole child – spiritually, cognitively, emotionally, socially, and physically. We offer small classes while using A Beka and High Reach Learning curriculum. Teachers use a hands-on approach when planning the curriculum and learning centers are an integral part of each day. Classroom instructions in all subject areas are based on God’s Word. We also offer a Summer Day Camp program for children K4 – 5th grades.
Joyland Daycare at Knollwood Church
1501 Knollwood Dr., Mobile
(251) 666-4996; www.joylanddaycare.com
Joyland Daycare is one of many extension ministries of Knollwood Church. We know that the number one concern of working parents today is the care that their child will receive while they are at work. Joyland Daycare will provide your child with a loving and nurturing environment where they will receive the Word of God every day. We will also provide a wholesome learning environment with many activities that your child will enjoy. Activities: Daily Lessons: Bible, Phonics, Numbers, Colors, Shapes, and Special Units (special units change monthly) Weekly: Chapel, Spanish and Computer. Activities for and additional fee: Gymnastics, Ballet and Tap, Whiz Kids. Morning and Afternoon Snack as well as a hot lunch are included in the weekly tuition.
St. Ignatius Catholic School
3704 Spring Hill Ave, Mobile
(251) 342-5442; www.stignatiusmobile.org
Mom’s Day Out, Preschool Program
Mom’s Day Out at St. Ignatius Parish provides quality care for children 4 months to 3 years of age. Our trained, experienced and dedicated staff work hard to ensure that your child has a happy, healthy and safe environment in which to grow, learn and play. Programs are available from 3 to 5 days per week- Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.-Noon for half day or 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Full Day. We also offer early care starting at 7:15 a.m. and extended care from 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Tiny McPhillips (251) 445-6720 or email@example.com.
The K3 and K4 program is a Kindergarten readiness program designed to develop social skills, fine and gross motor skills, reading readiness, letter and sound recognition, math readiness, and critical thinking skills. Our goal is to develop the whole child, spiritually, emotionally, morally and physically. Half- Day (7:30am-11:45am), Whole-Day (7:30am-2:45pm). Contact Lindsay Hutchisson, Development Director at 445-6719 for more information.
St. Luke’s Episcopal School
3975 Japonica Lane, Mobile
St. Luke’s Episcopal School is a college preparatory K2-12th grade school. Our Early Childhood Division is proud to offer 2-year old and 3-year-old kindergarten (3, and 5 half and full day options), 4-year-old kindergarten (full and half day options), and 5-year-old kindergarten (full and half day options). We believe that a positive early childhood experience is vital to future academic success. We provide this experience through a supportive environment in which each child can take on new challenges and experience success. Our academic skills are introduced and reinforced through creative age-appropriate games, and unit activities involving reading, numbers, social studies, and science. The Early Childhood curriculum is based upon the premise that young children learn best when they are actively engaged in meaningful experiences. Students attend a weekly Early Childhood chapel service and enrichment classes that include music, art, computer, foreign language, Science lab, library, and P.E. Our extra-curricular Kiddie Cats sports program (intramurals) provides spirited competition designed to develop self-discipline and self-confidence, promote physical fitness and learn good sportsmanship while teaching the basics of each sport. St. Luke’s has a full-time nurse on staff and provides early morning care beginning at 7:00, after school Stay and Play, summer camp, and child care on many of the school holidays.
St. Mark Early Learning Center
439 Azalea Road, Mobile
(251) 232-2106; www.stmarkmobile.com/elc
“Get your TLC at the ELC.” This program serves 2 months-4 years. We offer part time (8:15-2:15) or full time (7:00-5:45) 2, 3, or 5 days a week. We have spacious rooms with computers, library and a gym. Our 3 & 4 year olds have educational resources such as reading, math and science resources, chapel, Spanish, cooking, computer, music, mission, ministry, and much more. St. Mark ELC is definitely the place to be to receive TLC. Qualified, loving, Christian teachers nurture your child with lots of hands-on teaching. We are very busy each day learning and exploring. Rates are on the website at www.stmarkmobile.com.
Watermelon Patch Preschool
6417 Hillcrest Road, Mobile
(251) 633-3288; www.WatermelonPatchKids.com
Offering Preschool for ages 16 months – 4 years. Hours are 8:30am-12:30pm, and stay and play options are available. Conveniently located in West Mobile, off Hillcrest Rd. 2, 3, and 5 day preschool programs available. Our highly experienced Preschool teachers encourage hands on learning that include Literacy, Math, Science, Sensory, Art, Reading, Writing, Spanish, Dramatic Play and more. Custom built playhouses for each learning center in each classroom. Classrooms. If you are looking for a neutering Preschool for your child to play, learn and grow, give us a call. Summer Camp also available. Find us on Facebook!
Weinacker’s Montessori School
Hillcrest: 227 Hillcrest Road, Mobile, (251) 344-8755
University: 513 Georgian Dr., Mobile (251) 342-5399
(888) 967- 2445; www.weinackersmontessori.com
Our mission we believe every child is born with unique potential. And in order for your child to reach their potential, it must first be revealed. That’s where our highly skilled teachers and unique approach come in. First and foremost, we at Weinacker’s Montessori School encourage the children to learn while playing and play while learning. Studies show that using a sensory approach to learning is the most effective way to learn and retain. So, at Weinacker’s Montessori School students get to move around and explore, allowing them to learn while using their five senses in a safe and engaging environment. This not only gives them the freedom to explore their natural abilities, it allows your child to have a unique, individualized learning experience. This helps instill self-confidence and a lifelong curiosity for knowledge. After all, we’re not just preparing your child for their education; we’re preparing them for life! Infant, Toddler, and Early Childhood programs (infant-3rd Grade). Certified Teachers, State Licensed, Montessori curriculum.
Westminster Presbyterian Kids – Preschool and Mom’s Day Out
2921 Airport Blvd, Mobile
(251) 471-9995; www.wpcmobile.org/preschool
Westminster Presbyterian Church is home to one of Mobile’s oldest and most respected Early Childhood programs. Westminster offers Preschool classes for three and four year olds as well as Mom’s Day out programs from age 6 months through 3 years old for 1 to 5 days a week. Our Preschool program is from 9:00-1:00 pm, for both three and four-year olds. Early drop-off option at 8 am. Included in our program is music, Spanish, a chapel service, and computer. Our goal is to provide happy, healthy play, and learning experiences. Activities are planned daily and are designed to be appropriate for each age group. We stress social skills, listening skills, peer play, and following directions, as well as language development and perception. Westminster Presbyterian Mother’s Day Out is designed to provide your child with a safe, enriching environment in which to play (ages 6 months – 3 years old). We believe that a child’s work is their play. Our main objective is for your child to be safe, happy and learning while at Mother’s Day Out. Westminster also offers a unique “Little Learners” classes for 2 1/2 year olds. We also have a summer program. Extracurricular activities such as gymnastics, drama, dance and art are also available.
3618 Oak Tree Dr., Semmes
(251) 649-4844; www.abc-kindergarten.com
ABC Kindergarten is a private kindergarten that offers classes for three, four, and five year olds. We focus on phonics and mathematics. We are a Christian based school, and our motto is “Choosing God’s Way”. We are a half day program, but we also offer after school care for those that need it. Monday – Friday from 8:30am-12:30pm. After School Care- 12:30-4:00pm; We are a school with a program of quality and excellence that has all the elements you equate with success- taught in a secure, warm, and loving environment.
Ashland Place Preschool and Mother’s Day Out
15 Wisteria Ave., Mobile,
(251) 478-6360, www.apumc.com
Serving children ages 3 months – 4 years. The Mother’s Day Out program is for children 3 months through 3 years. The Pre-school program is for children ages 3 and 4 years. Contact Chee Chee Street for more information at (251) 478-6360.
Azalea City Christian School & Child Development
3550 Schillinger Rd N., Mobile
(251) 649-5437; www.azaleacity.org
At Azalea City Christian School, infants and toddlers are special. Toddlers enjoy cheerful surroundings while learning to develop the motor coordination skills that are vital to their growth. Azalea City Christian School also offers a kindergarten program for three and four year olds. Children may attend on a part-time or full-time basis. Day care is provided after the kindergarten program for parents who need this service. The kindergarten curriculum is designed to help children develop basic concepts in math, phonics, language arts, science, social studies, Bible, music and art. The Saxon programs are used in the classrooms. Part-time or full-time Daycare, Pre-school and 3-4K. Designed with the needs of working families in mind.
Azalea City Montessori School
57 South Hallett St. Mobile
(251) 802-8762; azaleacitymontessori.org
Our mission is to promote and provide Montessori education and childcare in the City of Mobile. Our Montessori classroom operates Monday-Friday from 8:00am – 3:00pm. Children requiring early morning or afternoon care are invited to enroll in an extended care program with our partner, Child Day Care Association located in the same building. Extended care hours are 6:30am – 8:00am and 3:00pm – 6:00pm Monday-Friday.
Becks Day Care Center
1248 Anchor Dr., Mobile, (251) 661-4254
Ages 6 weeks – 11 years. Preschool and Summer Camp for school age children. Nurturing, caring staff serving the families of Mobile for over 45 years. State licensed.
Calvary Christian School
6800 Three Notch Road, Mobile
(251) 661-8130; www.calvarymobile.org/ccs
Calvary Christian School exists to provide our students with a quality education in a loving Christian environment and help them reach their greatest potential academically, morally, personally, socially, and spiritually. A Beka Curriculum. K-3 through Grade 5.
Carmen’s Childcare and Learning Center
1361 Spring Hill Ave, Mobile, (251) 432-9050
Ages 6 weeks – 12 years. Afterschool care and summer programs.
Child Day Care Association, Inc.
Nina Nicks Joseph Child Development Center
209 South Washington Avenue, Mobile
(251) 433-1310, www.childdaycare.org
At the Nina Nicks Joseph Child Development Center, we encourage children’s learning through educational play using research based curriculum for every age group! Every day, children are engaged in a variety of hands-on educational activities in an environment that fosters a child’s positive self-esteem and a love of learning! Come by and visit. We are proud of our modern, inviting facility in the East Church Street Historic District in Downtown Mobile. A tradition for children since 1945, Nina Nicks Joseph Child Development Center is a community based non-profit center and United Way of Southwest Alabama Partner Agency. Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers, School-age, Transportation available for after-school care. Ages 6 weeks-12 years. Monday-Friday, 6:30am to 6:00pm.
Community Nursery and Preschool Academy
4105 Moffett Road, Mobile (251) 340-8042
3055 Springhill Ave, Mobile (251) 450-2300
Ages 6 wks-12 years.
Cottage Hill Presbyterian Preschool
4201 Cottage Hill Rd., Mobile, (251) 666-0983
At Cottage Hill Presbyterian Preschool we provide a safe, warm and nurturing environment. Our desire is to get to know each child individually and help them to reach their fullest potential socially, academically and spiritually. Mom’s Day Out-Ages 6 months – 2 years curriculum includes: Sign Language, Shape, Color, Letter recognition, Art and Music. Preschool- 3K and 4K Curriculum includes: A Beka Reading and Numbers Program, Art, Music, Christian Values and Bible Stories. Mom’s Day Out and Preschool are available Monday – Friday, 8:30-12:30. Morning Care is now available Monday – Friday from 7:30-8:30 and Extended Care/Stay-N-Play is available Monday-Friday from 12:30-2:30. Dance and Tumbling available to 3K and 4K students. Please call (251) 666-0983 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Creative Learning Center
5880 Three Notch Road, Mobile, (251) 661-2992
We are a childcare center eager to meet your needs. Our business hours are 6:00am-6:00pm. Monday thru Friday. We accept children from 6 weeks old to 12 years old. We provide breakfast until 8:30am, lunch, and snack. Our van picks up from Nan Gray Davis Elementary and Griggs Elementary. You are more than welcome to come and visit.
Dauphin Way Baptist Church Daycare
3661 Dauphin St., Mobile
(251) 344-0909; www.dauphinwaycdc.com
Dauphin Way Child Development Center “Quality Education in a Christian Environment” is located at Dauphin Way Baptist Church. We accept children from 5 weeks through 4K. Our mission is to provide a loving, nurturing and creative environment for each child. Our classrooms are arranged to offer challenging play and learning choices at a range of development levels. Several curriculums are used to have a well-rounded program with the main one being “Everyday Learning” from Kaplan Preschool Curriculum. For our older classes we offer Spanish, Sports, music, art, and culinary. The center is open 6:45am to 6:00pm Monday – Friday. The CDC provides a balanced hot lunch and two snacks a day. We also provide baby food for the children who are not on table food. During the summer months we offer Summer Day Camp for children who have completed 5K thru 12 years of age. The days are filled with field trips, swimming, skating, sports combine, art, and games. For more information call (251) 344-0909.
Dauphin Way United Methodist Church Child Development Center
1507 Dauphin Street, Mobile
(251) 473-1861; www.dauphinwayumc.org
The mission statement of the Center is to develop good moral character within each child, while offering the highest possible age appropriate educational program. Our infant, toddler and preschool educators implement Pinnacle Curriculum, a faith-based curriculum used to guide children toward their potential. 7:00am- 6:00pm Monday through Friday. Full time child care for children ages six weeks through four years.
Early Learning Center – Saraland United Methodist Church
415 McKeough Avenue, Saraland
(251) 675-2728; saralandumc.org/early-learning-center
The Early Learning Center, located on the campus of Saraland United Methodist Church, loves to grow beautiful little minds and hearts by offering the highest quality Christian education, for children ages walking through K4. New full time K3 and K4 program with A Beka Curriculum. We work to incorporate Biblical principles throughout our learning opportunities while providing a Christian perspective of the world. We believe that the love of Christ can be experienced early in a child’s development. Our team of early childhood educators strives to use developmentally appropriate practices, focusing on the child’s social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and physical growth. You can find out more about our schedule and tuition and download registration forms online. Please call us today for a tour, or to talk to our new director, Mrs. Heather Duke! You may contact her at (251) 675-2728 or email@example.com.
Early Head Start Community Partnership Child Care Centers
(251) 473-1060; www.grecs.org
A primary goal of Early Head Start Mobile is to ensure that infants and toddlers receive the type of safe, healthy, emotionally secure and intellectually enriched early start in life that will serve as a solid foundation for future success in school and in life. Our educational practices are firmly based on established child development principles and widely recognized, research-based best practices for infants and toddlers.
Early Head Start Mobile Centers:
Dearborn YMCA-321 N. Warren St. Mobile; (251) 432-4768
Nina Nicks Joseph Child Care-209 S. Washington Ave. Mobile; (251) 441-0845
Lighthouse Academy-9930 Cody Driskell Grand Bay; (251) 957-0641
Goodwill Easter Seals-2448 Gordon Smith Dr. Mobile; (251) 471-1581
Soaring Eagles Child Development Center– 1655 Eagle Dr., Mobile; (251) 470-8603
First Baptist Mobile Child Development Center
806 Government Street, Mobile
(251) 432-6513; www.fbcmobile.com/child-development-center.html
FBC-CDC offers full day care for children from eight weeks to 4 years. Our hours of operation are 7:30am until 5:30pm, Monday through Friday. Our location is ideal for parents working in downtown or midtown. We use the WEE Learn curriculum and emphasize activities that are both age and developmentally appropriate for young children. Please contact or church office for additional information.
First Baptist Church Satsuma
5600 Old Highway 43, Satsuma
Mother’s Day Out Program/Daycare/Preschool.
Mother’s Day Out – (251) 380-7357 – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30am-2:00pm. A Christian environment for preschool children allowing mother’s a period of time for themselves. Children will be grouped according to age groups. Each class (except for bed babies) will have free play, a Bible story and an activity time.
Daycare – (251) 679-9000. We offer a daycare program for ages 6 weeks-2 years. Times: 6:30am-6:00pm.
Satsuma Christian School – (251) 675-1295,
Satsuma Christian School is a ministry of First Baptist Church Satsuma offering classes for K3 –2nd. We offer Accelerated Reading, Art, Computer, Library, Music and Spanish.
Fountain of Life Daycare at Evangel Christian
1277 Jubilee Dr., Saraland
(251) 679-0975; www.fountainoflifechurch.net
Full-day daycare for ages 6 weeks thru 3 years. Monday – Friday, 6:30am-6:00pm. A Beka Program for children 2 years and up. Evangel Christian School is for PK3-5th grade, for more information visit www.fountainoflifechurch.net/church/evangel-christian-school.
Goodwill Easter Seals of the Gulf Coast
2 locations: Springhill Child Development Center
10 Westminster Way, Mobile, hours 7:30am-5:30pm
Gordon Smith Child Development Center
2448 Gordon Smith Drive Mobile, hours: 6:30am – 6:00pm, (251) 471-1581
Preschool Program, Day Care Services, Summer Camp and After School Programs, Social Service Programs
Springhill Child Development Center Preschool
Specialized educational services, and Pre-Kindergarten Standard goals, are provided year round in an inclusive preschool setting for children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years old. The High Reach Curriculum in conjunction with the Creative Curriculum are utilized. We offer a small group setting in order to serve the individual needs of our children. We also offer morning and afternoon care for those children enrolled in our preschool program. Our staff communicates closely with families through daily reports, monthly consultations, and parent enrichment activities.
Gordon Smith Child Development Center
Preschool Program and Daycare: Our center serves children 6 weeks to school age in a full daily program. All classes except infants use the High Reach curriculum in the morning and theme-based instruction in the afternoons. We feature inclusive classrooms that allow children with disabilities to work side by side with their non-disabled peers in a way that provides maximum benefit for all children.
School Age Programs: Summer camp and afterschool programs are available for elementary school children. We offer van pickup from several local schools and provide homework tutoring and enrichment activities during the school year. During the summer, theme based weekly plans provide fun and variety for older children.
Early Intervention Program: The early intervention program is a community based program that offers services to children with special needs from birth to 3 years of age. These services are provided in the home and the natural environment. The service coordinator works with the family and a team of qualified therapists to carry out services specified in the child’s individual service plan. Mobile County: (251) 375-9114.
Grace Temple Christian Academy
159 Hemley Avenue, Mobile
(251) 478-9200; gracetemplechristianacademy.com
Grace Temple Christian Academy is for ages 6 weeks – 5th Grade. Our hours are 6:00am-5:30pm. K5 -5th grade-students school day ends at 3:00pm. (unless registered for aftercare) A Beka curriculum for PK.
Happy Days Child Care Center
2663 Dawes Road, Mobile
As West Mobile’s premier child care provider, Happy Days has been serving the community and helping raise its children for over 40 years.
HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters)
109 S. Cedar St., Mobile
(251) 441-0004; www.hippyalabama.com
Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) is a parent involvement, school readiness program that helps parents prepare their three, four, and five year old children for success in school and beyond. The parent is provided with a set of carefully developed curriculum, books and materials designed to strengthen their children’s cognitive skills, early literacy skills, social/emotional and physical development. HIPPY has been at work in Alabama since 1993 serving parents of children ages three, four, and five. No charge for the program.
Jubilee Child Care Center & Preschool
6631 Wall Street, Mobile, (251) 776-7022 (Pre-School), (251) 633-0018 (Infant); www.jubileechildcare.com
We offer Day Care, Mom’s Day Out, Infant and Toddler Program, Preschool Program & School Age Program for after school, holidays and during summer months.
Moms Day Out Program- Jubilee offers a two day, a three day and a five day Mom’s day out program. The program begins at 8:30am each morning and ends at 12pm for children ages 2 months to 5 years
Toddler Program and Infant Program- Jubilee’s toddler and infant program are designed for children 9 weeks to 3 years old. Full day care and part time positions are available. Preschool Program – Our preschool program is for 3 year olds and 4 year olds. Full and part time positions are available. Our program incorporates a wide range of activities and is designed to prepare a child for kindergarten. Children enjoy activities such as writing, cutting, painting, working with letters and numbers. In addition, the children in our program are exposed frequently to science, art, group games, and puzzles. Preschoolers are also offered the opportunity to participate in a special program that teaches basic computer skills.
School Age Program- Our school age program is designed for children 5 years to 12 years and is offered during after school hours, during holidays and during the summer months. A nutritious breakfast and lunch will be served daily at each facility. Programs vary by center. Please contact a specific location for more information. Second location in Spanish Fort, AL.
Kids Stuff Preschool
320 Hillcrest Rd., Mobile
(251) 343-6611; www.kidsstuffpreschool.com
Children ages six weeks to twelve years benefit from over 35 years of experience at our Alabama licensed DHR-inspected facility. Highly-qualified day care teacher’s work in close contact with children and their families to ensure each child receives nurturing day care services and a quality education. We provide the child care services you require, including infant/toddler care, an enlightening preschool curriculum, before and after-school child care including on-site school pick-ups and educational summer services. All year long, Kids Stuff Preschool plans special activities for your children. From swimming, horseback riding, baseball games, wilderness outings and many more…we make sure your child has a wonderful experience. Open from 6:00am-6:00pm, Monday-Friday. Kids Stuff Preschool follows an A Beka Christian learning program.
Kids Zone of Tillman’s Corner
4612 Bush Lane, Mobile, (251) 661-3280
Open Monday- Friday from 6:00am-6:00pm. Providing care for children from 6 weeks- 5th grade. A Beka curriculum is taught in all Pre-K classes. Hot breakfast and lunch are provided along with an afternoon snack. Before and after school care offered with van service to and from Griggs Elementary. Our Summer Camp for school age children is amazing! Kids Zone is a family owned and operated childcare facility, licensed by the state of Alabama.
Kimz Kidz Child Care Center
1650 Schillinger Rd. N., Semmes
(251) 645-6451; www.kimzkidzchildcarecenter.com
Kimz Kidz Child Care Center of Semmes, AL offers quality and reliable child care services for infants, pre-kindergarten, preschool and elementary students. Our individualized programs include summer camps, before and after school activities, games, and more. At Kimz Kidz Child Care Center, your child’s mental and emotional development is our top priority. Before and after school programs. Day / summer camps.
Kingswood’s Creative Learning Center
5200 Perin Road, Mobile
(251) 661-0420; www.kingswoodchurch.com/creativelearningcenter.htm
Mom’s Day Out and Preschool for ages 2 through K-4
Tuesdays – Thursdays, 9:00am-1:00pm. If you are interested in learning more about KCLC, please call the church office (661-0420) and ask for Angie McLaney, KCLC Director.
La Petite Academy
955 Hillcrest Rd, Mobile
(251) 639-9201; www.lapetite.com
Ages 6 weeks – PK4 & 5. Before and after-school care for school-age children ages 5-12. Offers exciting learning activities specifically designed to meet a child’s developmental needs and help he/she advance to the next level.
Learning Tree –The Little Tree Preschool
1176 Azalea Road, Mobile
(251) 649-4420 ext. 1225/1226; www.learning-tree.org
The Little Tree Preschool offers high quality preschool education for ALL children. Our small classes are taught by certified teachers with low student-teacher ratios. Our children are encouraged to grow as learners by building on individual strengths to establish a strong foundation for school success. The curriculum is comprehensive and encourages children to explore and discover answers, and we provide a social setting to promote healthy self-esteem and sensitivity to the needs of others.
Legacy Child Life Learning & Dev. Center
1060 Government St., Mobile
(251) 441-1901; www.lwccim.com
Enrollment for ages 6 weeks – 5 years and before & after school care. Hours are 6:30 am-6:00pm Monday-Friday. A Ministry of Living Word Christian Center. Legacy Child Life Learning & Development Center is committed to providing an excellent, loving, and secure Christian environment where our children can develop spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically. Curriculums include ACE (Accelerated Christian Education) and A Beka. Call for information. Kingdom Academy, also a Ministry of Living Word Christian Center is a school that goes from 5K-8th.
Lighthouse Baptist Academy
6335 Swedetown Road North, Theodore
(251) 653-6542; www.lbatheodore.com
Distinctively Christian. Academically excellent. Complete Kindergarten – Separate K2, K3, K4, K5 classes. Experienced Teachers & Helpers, Foundational Reading & Math, Christian Character Training. Child Care Services: Before and After Care & Summer Day Camp. Lighthouse Baptist Academy educates K2-12th grade.
Life Church Child Development Center
8701 Zeigler Blvd, Mobile
(251) 633-2679, www.lifechurchcdc.com
Life Church CDC exists to build Godly character in children through quality Early Childhood Christian Education in a safe and caring environment, incorporating proven methods and materials to promote success in school and in life, with eternal values. Hours: 6:00am-6:00pm and start at 6 weeks old. Before and after care available. Summer Camp also available.
Lighthouse Academy of Excellence & Achievement
9930 Cody Driskell Rd., Grand Bay
(251) 957-0641; academylighthouse.com/about.html
The Lighthouse Academy of Excellence & Achievement has been making a difference in the lives of children since 1993. Our mission is to improve the educational achievement of our children from the beginning of the early stages of child development by providing a nurturing environment, a rich curriculum, outstanding teachers, and setting a standard of high expectations. Programs: Infant & Toddler Childcare, Early Head Start
Preschool 2’s & 3’s, Alabama First Class Pre-Kindergarten, After School Program, Summer Camp and Parent Involvement Workshops. Hours: Monday-Friday 6:30am-12:00 midnight. Ages 6 weeks-4K. Before, after care, and night care programs available for ages up to 12.
Little Flower Catholic School
2103 Government St., Mobile
(251) 479-5761; www.littleflower.cc
Little Flower Catholic School has been providing quality education to this community for over seventy-five years. Our dedicated faculty and staff continuously strive to meet the needs of the whole child. In addition, the small size of our school fosters a family atmosphere. Preschool – 3K-4K, also K5-8th grade.
Melton’s Tots Tendercare Academy
2946 W. Turner Rd., Mobile, (251) 457-6304
Ages 5-weeks – 12 years. A Beka Curriculum. State Licensed, pick up provided, Mother’s Day Out, hot meals, Child Care Resources, after school care.
Mobile Christian School
5900 Cottage Hill Rd., Mobile
(251) 661-1613; www.mobilechristian.org
Mobile Christian School’s PreK3 Program provides a loving Christian atmosphere where children may grow in their knowledge of God, themselves and the world. The preschool curriculum is designed to provide children with a variety of enrichment and readiness experiences. Our ultimate goal is to prepare children for a successful PK4 experience.
The PreK4 Program at Mobile Christian is designed to provide an atmosphere that encourages, stimulates and challenges our students through a well-structured curriculum. Following a daily routine the child’s needs are met socially, emotionally, physically, academically, and spiritually. The program is designed to give the student a good feeling about school in order to prepare him/her for an enjoyable experience in K5.
Mobile Christian School goes through 12th grade. Call for more information.
Mobile Preschool for the Sensory Impaired
1050 Government St., Mobile, (251) 433-1234
The Preschool prides itself in being family-friendly and offering a wide range of educational choices. The classes are small and the teachers are certified professionals dedicated to the growth and development of the children. A wide range of services are available including early intervention, audiology, speech/language therapy, and parent education. These are incorporated into the preschool curriculum to provide each child with an individualized program that promotes development and growth. Most of our services are free to residents of Alabama who have a diagnosed vision or hearing loss of at least 25%, and for children with a diagnosed developmental delay. Ages: 3-5 years old. Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-2:30pm. Call for more information.
Moffet Road Baptist Child Development Center
5555 Moffett Road, Mobile
(251) 343-1568; www.mrbcdc.org
Since 1984, Moffett Road Baptist Child Development Center has graduated thousands of precious children. Located in West Mobile on the campus of Moffett Road Baptist Church, the CDC offers the highest quality care for your little one in a safe, clean, secure, and stimulating environment. We offer Full Daycare for infants 6 weeks through 5 years old, Kindergarten classes for 3-5 year olds, and before and after school care, as well as summer camp, for children in K5 through fifth grade. Students in our K3 through K5 Kindergarten classes use the highly regarded A Beka curriculum. Activities including music, P.E., computer and worship Arts classes.
Montessori World Preschool & Kindergarten
2061 Leroy Stevens Rd., Mobile
(251) 634-8211; firstname.lastname@example.org
At Montessori World, we educate each student to acquire self-confidence, a positive attitude toward learning, and an abiding sense of curiosity. Half-day (8:30-11:30), full-day (8:30-2:30) and extended-day (7:00-6:00) programs are available on a 5-day a week schedule for children aged 2.5 years to 6 years during the academic year. Primary class is taught by Montessori certified teachers. Classes have mixed-age groupings, allowing younger children to learn from the activities of older ones, and providing the older children the opportunity to teach and nurture the younger ones. Kindergarten program available for children 5 to 6 years old. These programs allow the children more time to reinforce and refine their skills. Advanced studies and projects are planned for each week. Spanish and German classes taught each week for all levels. The children move through the major curricular themes from concrete presentations towards greater depth, detail, and abstract understanding. Self-directed learning and fostering of a positive self-esteem are elements of MW’s programs which impact the child’s future learning and adaptation to other educational environments. Secure, loving, and nurturing learning environment. Degreed instructors with Montessori training. ADA compliant (can meet various special needs). Licensed by Alabama DHR.
Mount Hebron Christian Child Dev. Center
2531 Berkley Avenue, Mobile
(251) 456-8700, www.mthebroncm.org/mhccdc
Comprehensive Childcare services for children 6 weeks – 12 years of age on a part-time or full-time basis. Full Time: Full days Monday-through Friday (maximum 9 hours per day) Part Time: The after school program and sporadic care (drop-ins). The Mount Hebron Christian Child Development Center uses the A Beka curriculum as well as other useful academic and culturally age appropriate activities. We also have a summer program. It is the vision of Mount Hebron Christian Child Development Center to provide the care, education, and development necessary for each child enrolled to meet his/her greatest potential: spiritually, mentally, physically, emotionally, and socially.
Most Pure Heart of Mary School
310 Sengstak Street, Mobile
(251) 432–5270; www.heartofmaryschoolmobile.org
Early Childhood Classes: 3K-4K Full Day Program. (School- K3 to Eighth grade). Before and after care.
Nazarene Day Care & Learning Center
669 Azalea Rd., Mobile
(251) 666-0044; www.mobilefirstnazarene.org
Our purpose at Nazarene Daycare and Learning Center is to provide excellent, loving child care, preschool, and school age experiences in a safe, nurturing, and Christ-centered environment. Early childhood care and education are critical components of a child’s life. Christian daycare, preschool for ages 6 weeks – 4K. A Beka Curriculum.
Oak Park Child Care Center
3321 Sollie Rd., Mobile
(251) 633-9386; www.oakparkministries.com
The Oak Park Child Care Center is dedicated to providing a warm, loving, Christ-centered environment for each child to develop socially, spiritually and academically. Our goal is to strive daily toward “Excellence for God!” through direction based in Christian principles. Quality child care and Christian principles with A Beka curriculum. OPCCC is a ministry of Oak Park Church of God. We offer care for 6 week old infants through 4 year olds. Hours: Monday—Friday 6:30am to 6:00pm.
Our Savior Preschool & Mother’s Day Out
1801 Cody Rd. S, Mobile
(251) 633-3017; www.oursaviorparish.org
Our Savior’s Preschool/MDO program encourages the spiritual, social and emotional growth of our young children. Our goal is to help children 6 months to 4 years old develop skills needed to better prepare them for their formal education and community interaction. Additionally the MDO program provides an opportunity for a young child to be cared for in a worry free environment while Mom needs a morning to do other things. Preschool for 3 and 4 year olds is scheduled between 8:30am-12:30pm for the options of either 3 or 5 days a week. Mother’s Day Out is available for children 6 months through 4 years old between 8:30am-12:30pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Parents may choose any day or combination of days.
Quality Assistance for Early Childhood Programs
969 Springhill Ave., Mobile
Quality Assistance Child Care is open from
7:30 a.m.- 5:30 pm., Monday- Friday.
Quality Assistance enrolls children ages 18 months up to 4 years of age.
We offer after -school care for ages 4- 12 years of age. Each school year
begins in August through the end of May. We accept Child Care South, employer benefits ,
and federal child care subsidies
Quality Assistance provides a developmentally
appropriate curriculum to enrich the academic, social, emotional
and physical development of children. Children build self-esteem in a loving,
secure, and nurturing environment. A nutritious breakfast , lunch and snack
served daily. All teachers are certified. We are licensed by the
Alabama Department of Human Resources. Call today for a tour and registration.
( Accessible to Downtown)
Saraland UMC Early Learning Center
415 McKeough Ave., Saraland
(251) 675-2728; www.saralandumc.org
The Early Learning Center is a ministry of Saraland United Methodist Church. It is our desire to teach God’s love and exemplify Jesus in our daily interactions with children. We strive to provide a safe, nurturing environment coupled with quality, age-appropriate education for children walking-4K. Days – 2, 3, or 4 day options available. Also open on Fridays for fun day. Regular hours: 8:30am-2:00pm with early and late care available.
Semmes First Baptist Child Development Center
4070 Wulff Rd E. Semmes
(251) 649-2712; www.semmesfirstbaptistcdc.com
SFBCDC serves children 6weeks – K4 and we have a before and after school service for Allentown and Semmes Elementary along with a Summer Camp program for children up to 5th grade. We have Full time, Part time, and Half Day options. Breakfast and Lunch are served daily and included in the cost of tuition. Our Center has formatted a curriculum that is based on Thematic Units for K2 and Letter of the Week Units for K3/K4. With these units our staff will establish a developmentally appropriate lesson plan that will guide your child in the following areas of learning; Bible, Language, Literacy, Communication, Creative Arts, Music, Science, Technology, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Social/Emotional Development. Each week your child will develop further with many activities including; songs, books, manipulatives, crafts, games, discussions, and much more. We will incorporate from various sources such as High Scope and Handwriting without tears. We are open Monday-Friday from 6:00am – 6:00pm with full, part time and half day options.
Shiloh Christian Day Care
717 Cleveland Rd., Saraland
(251) 675-2099; www.shilohbc.com
With Daycare options through K4, Shiloh Daycare offers a variety of programs to meet each family’s needs. We have 3 day a week program as well as the traditional 5 days a week. You can choose the short day (7:00am -3:00pm) or the standard day (6:00am – 6:00pm). We utilize educational curriculum for our kids ages 3, 4, and 5. Our daycare staff works hard to make sure your child is loved and receives the best care. Come see why parents all over north Mobile County use Shiloh Daycare for their little ones.
Snow Road FBC – Child Development Center
2370 Snow Rd N., Semmes
(251) 649-6096; www.srfbc.com/srfbc-ministries/child-development-center
Full daycare program – 6:00am-6:00pm 6 weeks- K4. A Beka Curriculum. Experienced Teachers, Spanish Classes, sign Language, Gymnastics, Summer Day Camp, and Hot Lunches. Before and after-school care provided for children entering K-5 through 5th grade. Transportation to and from Allentown, Semmes and Collier Elementary is included.
Springhill Baptist Child Development Center
2 S McGregor Ave, Mobile, (251) 342-6044
Day Care, Mother’s Day Out
A safe, fun and educational environment for your children. The goal of the Weekday Early Education Program at Spring Hill Baptist Church is to provide for each child according to his/her ability in each area of physical, intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual growth while meeting their individual needs. Our Weekday Early Education Program includes day care classes and Mom’s Day Out (8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) classes.
Spring Hill Mother’s Day Out and Week Day School
10 Westminster Way, Mobile
Mother’s Day Out and Preschool Program
Mother’s Day Out Monday – Friday, 6 months – 3 years 9:00am – 1:00pm. Weekday Preschool program 3K and 4K program- Monday-Friday 9:00am – 1:00pm. Early Morning Drop-off available at 8:00am. Summer program also available.
St. Dominic Catholic School
4160 Burma Drive, Mobile
(251) 661-5226; www.stdominicmobile.org
Our preschool program for ages 2-4 strives to provide a developmentally appropriate educational experience within a Catholic environment. We use a child centered curriculum based on the belief that children learn through play. Age appropriate lessons in reading readiness, writing, social studies, math, science, religion, music, movement and art are part of our daily schedule. A summer program is also available. Students in the preschool program continue to St. Dominic Catholic School, Kindergarten – Grade 8.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Mom’s Day Out
1050 Azalea Rd., Mobile
(251) 662-2055; stlukesepiscopalchurch.org
It is the philosophy of St. Luke’s MDO that early childhood should be a time of fun, warmth, security, exploration and discovery. Preschool children are creative and receptive, and our program strives to nurture and encourage these qualities for the children. Children who are from 9 months- 3 ½ years of age are eligible to enroll in St. Luke’s MDO. Regular session, including Fall, Winter, and Spring, begins mid-August and ends mid-May. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00am-3:00pm. Summer program – Monday – Friday 8:00am-12:00pm.
St. Mary Catholic School
107 N. Lafayette Street, Mobile
(251) 433-9904; www.stmarymobile.org
Moms Day Out Program and Preschool. St. Mary’s Mom’s Day Out is a ministry of St. Mary Church. We are dedicated to provide a nurturing environment that meets the needs of our children. We provide care for children ages 6 weeks – 36 months. We have 2 programs – Monday –Friday 8:00am-12:00pm or 8:00am-4:00pm. Early Care and Extended Care options are also available. St. Mary Catholic Preschool serves 3 – 4 year olds in a full day program. Our preschool curriculum provides a loving, safe, stimulating, and Christian environment that values and respects the individuality of each child. We believe in a developmentally appropriate curriculum for children three and four years of age. The focus of our preschool curriculum is to prepare children socially, emotionally and academically for the many challenges that elementary school brings. St. Mary Catholic is the oldest existing elementary school in the state of Alabama, offering education from preschool thru grade 8. Please contact Laurel Dolan for Moms Day Out information email@example.com or
(251)432- 8678, and Principal Debbie Ollis for Preschool/School information at firstname.lastname@example.org or (251) 433-9904.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Early Education Center
4051 Old Shell Road, Mobile
(251) 342-8521; www.stpaulsearlyedcenter.com
The Early Education Center of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church serves families with 2 and 3 year old children in coordination with the academic calendar of St. Paul’s Episcopal School. The goal of The Early Education Center is to instill a love of God, of people and of learning in each child. Our cutting edge approach to early childhood includes an Outdoor Classroom, Promethean Board technology, a research based, hands on curriculum and passionate, certified teachers. The program includes half day and full day options. Please contact Erin Schwant, Director of The Early Education Center, via email at email@example.com for further information. St. Paul’s Episcopal School has a 4K program-12th grade.
St. Pius X
217 South Sage Avenue, Mobile
(251) 473-5004; www.stpiustenth.com
St. Pius X Parish has a K3 and K4 program located on the main campus and operating in conjunction with Saint Pius X Catholic School. Acknowledging that we are a Christian, Catholic based program, and that God is the central focus of our lives, we strive to reinforce the basic and all-important values of our faith. Much love, attention, and affection is used as we strive to meet each child’s individual needs in the area of growth and development. We are committed to the higher standard of care for our children. St. Pius X offers a variety of day care programs: Early Morning Care, After School Care, Extended Care and Summer Camp. These programs orient children to play and learn and to interact with other children. St. Pius X Catholic School is a K through 8th grade school.
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic
6651 Three Notch Road (Daycare); 6571 Larkspur Drive (School), Mobile,
(251) 666-4066 (Daycare), (251) 666-8022 (School)
St. Vincent Daycare is available to any parent with a child 6 weeks old to 3 years old and is open weekdays from 6:00am-6:00pm. St. Vincent de Paul Preschool is housed at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School. There are classes for 3K-4K. The St. Vincent de Paul Preschool strives to enhance the social, emotional, spiritual, physical and creative skills of each child. We are dedicated to making these preschool years enjoyable and exciting so that each youngster will be prepared and eager to begin kindergarten. St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School also serves K5 through 8th grade.
Sunni Land Child Care Center
2901 Schillinger Rd, Semmes, (251) 645-3664
Preparing your child to shine. Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years of age, before and after school care. Hours: 6:00am-12:00am.
Sunshine Sue’s Playgarden
1108 Dauphin Street Mobile
Creative Play Place, Drop off Service, Classes, Birthday Parties and More! Our Services: Open Play (M-F, 9:00am-6:00pm): $6/hr. for one child, $4/hr. for additional children in the immediate family. Sue’s Drop Off Club (M-F, 9:00am-6:00pm): $10/hr. for age’s 6mos-23mos and $8/hr. for ages 2-12. 4 hours Maximum per child per day. Reservations required for a guaranteed spot; walk-ins welcome if there is availability.
Training Wheels Childcare-Preschool
6159 Moffett Road, Mobile
(251) 645-7507; www.trainingwheelscc.com
TWCC is a fun place for children to learn and play. From ages 6 weeks to K-4, we offer a healthy balance of learning and developing socially, physically, and spiritually. Our teachers are part of the “Child Care Support Network” and receive credit for training time. We work hard to provide a clean, safe, and loving environment for your child. We offer computer training for K-3- K-5, the well-respected A Beka curriculum dance/tumbling and music lessons! We also offer before & after school pick-up & care.
Trinity Kids Learning Center
309 Pinehill Dr, Mobile, (251) 476-1844
We believe in “Providing Quality Without Question!” Ages 4 weeks – 12 years, 6:30am.-6:00pm. Full day care with afterschool programs available for school aged children. Certified staff; High Reach curriculum.
Trinity Lutheran Child Care Center
2668 Berkley Avenue, Mobile
(251) 456-7960; trinitylutheranmobile.org
Trinity Lutheran Child Care Center is for ages 6 weeks-3 years old. We are committed to providing high-quality, affordable Christian education to our diverse student body. Trinity Lutheran School is K4-5TH Grade.
West Mobile Baptist Child Development Center
7501 Airport Blvd, Mobile
(251) 639-6868; www.westmobilebaptist.org
West Mobile Baptist Child Development Center offers a Christian daycare/preschool program for children 6 weeks of age through 5K. A Beka curriculum. In addition to learning programs our K3 – K5 students participate in many extracurricular activities, library classes, and music classes as a part of our regular program for K3 children and older. We also offer before & after school care and a summer camp program for children 6-11 years old.
Woodbridge Baptist Learning Center
2700 Schillinger Rd S., Mobile
(251) 633-6094; www.woodridgebc.com
Full Day care for children ages 6 week-5 years. Monday – Friday 6:30am – 6:00pm. Before and after school care and summer camp available. Part time program is also available with a minimum of 2 days a week. We also use the A Beka curriculum in our classes beginning with toddlers. 4K children take spelling and math tests each week and are required to complete a poster project each quarter. These projects are turned in and presented to the class by the students. We also provide quarterly field trips for our 4K class. All these classrooms also have a Bible lesson / study every Wednesday. Family oriented, Christian environment.
World of Friends Daycare
2900 Dawes Rd, Mobile
(251) 633-0033; www.livingwordmobile.com
World of Friends Daycare offers full-time service for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. We provide a structured program that is conducive for early childhood development. WOF Daycare is registered with the Department of Human Resources in the State of Alabama, and our friendly staff is CPR certified. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 6:30am to 5:30pm. After-School care is available for children ages 4 to 12. Children are also provided with a snack and a drink during After-School Care. The Summer Program is limited to children ages 4 to 12. Daily activities are planned for the children as well as weekly field trips. For a daycare packet including information and tuition fees, please call the office at (251) 633-0033 or visit the website.
YMCA – Dearborn Child Development Program
321 N. Warren Street
(251) 432-4768; www.dearbornymca.org
Our Child Development Program is open from 6:30am-6:00pm. Ages 6 weeks-5 years. Full and part time options. All children are provided with:
Age-appropriate activities for cognitive, social, physical, language, and emotional development, nutritious breakfasts, lunches and snacks, special guests and activities, a safe and nurturing environment, and indoor & outdoor recreational activities.