The University of Alabama is set to launch a new, nationally accredited child care program for employees and students, building on its commitment to provide transformational resources to the campus community, after receiving initial approval from The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees.
UA plans to partner with KinderCare Education at Work to create the University Early Childhood Development and Education Center. The new center will offer child care services at the former Northington Elementary School near University Mall.
Thanks to the efforts of President Stuart R. Bell, the Faculty Senate, Professional Staff Assembly, Office, Clerical and Technical Staff Assembly and leaders across campus, the University Early Childhood Development and Education Center will offer services to 230 infants, toddlers and children of UA faculty, staff and students.
KinderCare Education at Work is a leading provider of employer-sponsored early childhood education and family care solutions. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, KinderCare is America’s largest, most accredited child care provider. KinderCare manages and operates The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Child Development Center.
Renovations to Northington Elementary are scheduled to be completed next summer with the University Early Childhood Development and Education Center’s tentative opening date of August 2024.
The University Early Childhood Development and Education Center will join the Children’s Program and RISE Center as child care options for UA employees and students.
More information about the new child care program will be released in the future. Future stages of the project are subject to approval from The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees.