Child Development Center

The Child Development Center (CDC) provides a safe and quality environment for children and grandchildren of SAMC employees, as well as employees of affiliated physicians’ offices. The CDC was established in 1992 and is licensed by the Alabama Department of Human Resources. It offers a theme base, hands on curriculum. The CDC accepts children from 6 weeks to 14 years old. There is an annual $30 registration fee for all children at the CDC.

The CDC offers:

  • Nutritious meals and snacks.
  • A developmentally appropriate environment in classrooms and on three play-grounds.
  • Quarterly developmental assessments for children beginning at 18 months.
  • CPR/First Aid trained staff.
  • Surveillance cameras, monitored entry system, ID checks and SAMC Security assistance.
  • Computer instruction in pre-school through school-age classrooms
Rate schedule and curriculum:

  • Infants, six weeks to 18 months old are provided with a warm, stimulating environment designed to enhance development and nurture growth. $110 a week
  • Toddlers, 18 months to 2 ½ years are exposed to unit themes and play that encourages learning through individual developmental patterns. $105 a week
  • Pre-School 2 ½-5 years are in child-centered classrooms where qualified teachers facilitate group and individual activities. Each age level in pre-school builds the foundation of preparedness for kindergarten. $95 a week
School-Age programs include after-school and full-time care for holidays and summer.

  • After-school care includes transportation from area schools to the CDC. Children are provided a snack, homework assistance and outside time to play.
  • The full-time summer program includes field trips to museums, parks and entertainment. There are additional weekly activity fees associated with these trips.
  • After-School: $46 a week
    Summer Program: $95 a week
    Holidays: $19 per day
The Child Development Center is open 6 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday – Friday. For more information, please call 334-793-8888.

Child Development Center
302 Haven Drive
Dothan, AL 36301