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Our Curriculum

Kiddie Care Learning Center currently uses Opening the World of Learning. This comprehensive curriculum that covers all domains of early learning. This content of each unit is built around a carefully crafted daily routine within an activity-center day. Themes, skills and concepts are developed through quality children’s fiction and nonfiction trade books. The consistent format and features in every unit makes it easy for teachers to use and children to learn.

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Fun While Learning

It's a fact: children learn better when they are engaged. Our approach is based on widely accepted research that indicates that children experience the deepest, most genuine learning when they are having fun. Highly trained teachers foster the cognitive and social development of each child by lovingly guiding the class through play-based activities. Young children who learn through play are more capable of making their own decisions, advocating for themselves and using creativity to solve problems as they grow.


First Class Pre-K

Kiddie Care Learning Center is proud to be a part of the state’s voluntary First Class Pre-K Program. Alabama’s state-funded, high-quality and voluntary First Class Pre-K program was named the nation’s highest quality pre-kindergarten program ten years in a row.

  • Comprehensive early learning standards;
  • Pre-k teachers have a bachelor’s degree;
  • Pre-k teachers have specialized early childhood training;
  • Assistant pre-k teachers have a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential;
  • Teachers participate in a substantial number of hours of professional development;
  • Maximum class size is 20 or fewer;
  • Staff to child ratio is 1:10 or less;
  • Children receive screening, referral and support services for vision, hearing, dental, health and other support areas;
  • Children are provided meals and/or snacks;
  • Systems hold individual classrooms accountable and monitor to ensure quality standards are being met.

Participants in this program must be Alabama residents and the child must turn 4 before Sept. 1, 2016. For more information on this program, please visit Alabama School Readiness Alliance. To add your child to the waiting list for Kiddie Care Learning Center First Class Prek Program, Schedule a Visit.


Alabama Quality Stars

We pride ourselves on not just meeting the standards but exceeding them! Kiddie Care Learning Center is pleased to announce their participation in the Alabama Quality STARS Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). This system provides ratings to parents to show how childcare centers operate above the state minimum licensing requirements. It is designed to raise the bar of quality child care across Alabama.

This is voluntary program allow centers to receive between one and five stars based on STARS Standards in the areas of Staff Qualifications and Professional Development, Management and Administrative Practices, Learning Environment and Curriculum, and Family Involvement and Community Partnerships. Resources will be available and have been specifically designed to help center staff understand how to meet the STARS Standards.

For more information on this program, visit Alabama Quality Stars.

Striving For Excellence

Kiddie Care maintains the following one star quality requirements:

  • All staff are enrolled in the Professional Development Registry
  • Director completes Program Administration Scale (PAS), Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale – Revised (ECERS-R), and Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale - Revised (ITERS-R) Basic Training
  • Posts a developmentally appropriate daily schedule in each classroom/program area, which includes a minimum of 60 minutes of vigorous active play
  • Completes the Alabama Quality STARS Self-Assessment Checklist
  • Shares information on child development and children’s health with families annually