Canterbury Child Development Center

 
 

Welcome

Choosing a child care center for your children is one of the most important decisions that you will make.  The Canterbury Child Development Center (CDC) has recently received accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  "NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children" (http://www.naeyc.org/).  Our center provides care in a safe, warm, and nurturing environment that will enable your child to grow and develop through developmentally appropriate activities.  We strive to create a place for social, emotional, intellectual, physical, and spiritual growth for your child.

Mission Statement

The Canterbury Child Development Center is a ministry that provides a constructive, meaningful program for young children under the guidance of trained personnel in a Christian environment. 
We strive to:
  • Provide a loving and developmentally appropriate environment.
  • Nurture children's physical, socio-emotional, cognitive, and spiritual development.
  • Collaborate with families on their child's development.
  • Facilitate the understanding that all people are special to God.

Hours of Operation

Our hours are Monday through Friday; 7 am - 6 pm. to see Holiday closings.
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Admission

The center is open to any child.  Enrollment preference is given in the following order:
1. Children currently enrolled in our program
2. Children of  full-time Canterbury UMC staff
3. Children of Canterbury UMC church members with a child already enrolled in our program
4. Children of Canterbury UMC members
5. Siblings of non-church members children already enrolled in our program
6. Non-church members
 

How to Apply

Print and fill out the Application Form and return your form with a $35 application fee to Canterbury Child Development Center, 350 Overbrook Road, Birmingham, AL 35213. Your child's name will be put on the waiting list, and you will be notified when there is a vacancy.
 
 

Tuition & Fees

For August 2013 - July 2014 the Monthly rates are:
 
Infants.............$975
Toddlers..........$950
Twos...............$895    
Threes.............$875
Fours...............$875 
 
 

Additional Fees are:

 
Application Fee...........................................$35
Annual Registration Fee (February)...........$150
Annual Supply Fee (August).......................$150
Security Deposit (Refundable)....................$200
 
 
Tuition is payable in advance and due in the CDC office on the first business day of each month.  After 6:00 pm on the 5th day of the month (or first business day after) a late fee of $25 per child will be charged.  If payment is not received by 6:00 pm on the 15th of the month, the child will be dropped from enrollment. Checks should be made payable to Canterbury CDC.
 
There is no reduction of fees for absences due to illness, vacation, holidays, inclement weather closings or circumstances beyond Canterbury UMC control.  
 
Returned checks will charged a service fee equal to the amount the bank charges plus a $25 lat