Monday, March 10, 2014
Child Development Center
Hours of OperationOur hours are Monday through Friday; 7 am - 6 pm. Click here to see Holiday closings.
The center is open to any child. Enrollment preference is given in the following order:
1. Children presently 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
4. Siblings of nonchurch members children already enrolled in our program
Download and fill out the Application Form and return with a $25 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.
For August 2013 - July 2014 the Monthly rates are:
Additional Fees are:
Application Fee $25
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 late fee. After three returned checks in a year, tuition must be paid by cash, money orders or cashier’s check. Please notify the CDC office in writing if you need a receipt.
A refundable $200 security deposit is due with the registration form. The deposit will be refunded if thirty (30) days written notice is received in the CDC office before the child is withdrawn and the account is up to date.
A $150 annual Supply and Facility fee is due annually by August 1. The Supply and Facility fee is non-negotiable and non-refundable. The fee will be prorated based on registration date. The supply fee for the extended program is $75.
Upon enrollment and every January, a $150 registration fee is due annually. Registration fees are non-negotiable and non-refundable. The fee will be prorated based on registration date. The registration fee for the K5 extended program is $50.
When a vacancy occurs, the director will call the parents. The non-refundable registration fee ($150.00), supply fee ($150.00), signed agreement/release form, security deposit ($200.00), registration form and first month’s tuition must be received in the CDC office to reserve a place. If a parent refuses a place, their child’s name will go to the bottom of their preference list.
Alabama Certificate of Immunization (Blue form)
Child's Developmental History
If you need assistance with obtaining forms, please contact Mary Catherine Moore,
Assistant Director of Operations, at 205-879-2219 or
Our goal is to provide young children with a program that is developmentally appropriate. Children learn best through exploration at their own pace. The program is designed to meet their needs cognitively, physically, socially, emotionally and spiritually through a balance of structure and discovery. Children need opportunities to explore their environment and be guided by teachers who understand child development. Click here to read more about our curriculum. Click here to download the parent handbook.