Child Development Center

Gilliam Springs Child Development Center has been the weekday early education ministry
of Gilliam Springs since 1993.

We are open Monday through Friday during the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
for ages 6 weeks to four years old.

Our purpose is to provide a loving and Christ-like environment where children can grow spiritually, mentally, physically, socially, and emotionally through learning experiences that are age appropriate.

Our classroom activities foster development in language, art, music, math, large and small muscle skills, as well as social interaction. Skills are taught through units about self, family, community, and the natural world. Bible lessons and songs are also interwoven in the units to help our children grow spiritually in the knowledge of God and God's love for us, and all children everywhere. Our three and four-year-olds attend chapel two times a month with music and a Bible lesson.

If you would like more information or are interested in openings at different age levels; please email or call us at the information below. We would love to take you on a tour of our facilities.

Caylee Beth McElrath, CDC Director 

CONTACT US AT: 256-586-3121

Program Goals

To offer quality care in a developmentally appropriate environment where children are encouraged to learn according to their individual needs and interests.

To foster each child’s sense of self, self-worth and confidence.

To provide an environment for children that will serve to enrich their understanding and appreciation of their family, community and world around them.

To facilitate a partnership with parents through effective and open communications concerning the welfare and development of their child.

Our Purpose and Mission

The CDC is an outreach ministry of Gilliam Springs Baptist Church. We are committed to instruct and guide each child spiritually, cognitively, socially and emotionally in a safe nurturing environment. Our goal is to provide the spiritual and academic foundation on which each child can become a life-long learner.