The College Child Development Center is an on-campus child care facility for pre-school children of Northwest-Shoals Community College students, faculty and staff, and for the community. The center is open from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and will operate on the same calendar schedule as the College contingent on adequate enrollment. A parent or guardian must register a child before he/she will be allowed to stay in the care of the center staff. The Shoals Center serves children 2 to 5 years old who are potty trained. To register a child, please obtain a form at the Shoals Campus Child Development Center at 256.331.5245. (N.A.E.Y.C. Accredited Site)
Children of Northwest-Shoals Community College students, faculty and staff are eligible for a discounted tuition rate. Childcare Management Agency (CMA) assistance is accepted as well as scholarships that are available. For more information on these scholarships, contact the Shoals Campus Child Development Center at 256.331.5245.
A state supported pre-K program for 18 children who are four years old is available on the Shoals Campus. A minimal sliding fee for program services is assessed and may be charged. Hours of operation for this program are 7:45 a.m. until 2:15 p.m. Before and after school care are also available for pre-K students. For more information, call the Shoals Campus Child Development Center at 256.331.5245.
Summer School-Age Child Care
On campus school-age care is offered in the Child Development Center during the summer term for children and serves preschool ages that are potty trained from 2 1/2 years old to age 6. This service will be available from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday for children of students, faculty, staff, and community contingent upon adequate enrollment. Pre-registration is required. For more information and fee rates, contact the Shoals Campus Child Development Center at 256.331.5245.
Kids In College
Offered through the College’s Child Development Program, the “Kids in College” summer education program provides a unique learning opportunity for children who are home or visiting in the summer. “Kids in College” is specially designed for children entering grades K-6. The camp brings children onto the Shoals Campus and into the classroom for lots of fun while learning. Children participate in age-grouped classes that provide hands-on, non-graded academic, creative, physical, and wellness activities. For information and dates contact the Child Development Center at 256.331.5245.