Brookhaven UMC Child Development Center
The Child Development Center is a ministry of the church formed to meet the needs of the children and families of our community.
Director: Myra Black
Phone: (404) 233-4811
Our mission is to provide and maintain a Christian environment in which children may experience success as they develop the physical, emotional, mental, creative, social, and spiritual aspects of their personalities as well as provide our children's families with a program high in quality, stability, and continuity.
Hours of Operation
7:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Monday – Friday
6 weeks through Pre-Kindergarten
Child Development Center Philosophy
The philosophy of the Brookhaven United Methodist Church Child Development Center is to provide and maintain a Christian environment in which children may experience success as they develop the physical, emotional, mental, creative, social, and spiritual aspects of their personalities. Concurrently, we will also provide a program high in quality, stability, and continuity to out children’s families.
Our goals are:
• To provide loving care for the children within the Christian environment of the Center.
• To carefully select all personnel and equipment so as to effectively prepare the children for academic readiness coupled with Christian ideals for living.
• To help the children feel good about themselves, their families, their heritage, their beliefs, their abilities and their language.
• To plan a program and environment designed to help the child grow spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically and socially.
In doing so, we hope to help children become productive citizens of the world of today and tomorrow.
Licensing and Accreditation
The Child Development Center is licensed by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning. The most recent copy of our annual inspection report is on file in the Center office and is available upon request.
The Child Development Center is accredited by NECPA, the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation. We are proud of meeting the accreditation standards found here.
The Child Development Center also participates in "Quality Rated" a voluntary program administered bythe Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning for programs agreeing to meet standards above and beyond accreditation requirements because of our commitment to improving the quality of care to children. We received a three-star rating from Quality Rated, the highest rating possible, which means our program, "demonstrates a commitment to meeting standards that exceed state health and safety requirements, meets numerous quality benchmarks, and scores high on the independent observation."
We are members of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Georgia Association for the Education of Young Children, Southern Early Childhood Association, The Georgia Preschool Association, National Childcare Association and the Georgia Childcare Association.
Brookhaven United Methodist Church Child Development Center is one of the official activities of the Church and is under the direction of the Child Development Center Committee.