Berry College's Child Development Center is a laboratory preschool and child care center operating as an entity of the Charter School of Education and Human Sciences. The staff is committed to providing stimulating, enriching activities that promote cognitive, physical and social-emotional growth. The indoor and outdoor environments are set up to encourage active learning in which children's heads, hearts and hands are engaged. The center is open to children of Berry families, as well as
the general public.
Families may choose between half-day preschool (7:30-1:00) or extended childcare hours from 7:30-5:30. Classes are PreK3 and PreK4. The preschool year runs from August-May with summer day camp offered in June and July from 7:30-5:30.
The Child Development Center operates on the log cabin campus in Atlanta Hall and Faith Cottage under the guidance of the director, Ann Tankersley, and Dr. Jackie McDowell, Dean of the Charter School.
Monthly tuition for the 2013-2014 school year:
Full day $ 560.00*
Half day $ 510.00*
Tuition is payable in ten equal payments from August through May to the Berry College Office of Business and Finance.
*Tuition includes breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack.
The Berry College Child Development Center admits children of any race, creed, sex, national and ethnic origin, or qualified handicap. The Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, age, national and ethnic origin, or qualified handicap in administration of its educational and admissions policies or other center administered policies.
The Child Development Center is located on the log cabin campus. The two buildings that house the Center, Atlanta Hall and Faith Cottage, were built in 1910 and have been renovated for the Center's use while preserving the unique historical heritage of the buildings.
This location provides a safe, supportive environment for growing children. The college campus offers a unique environment with acres of lawns, historical landmarks, wildlife and numerous natural resources. The children and teachers can explore the outdoors as well as utilize the playground spaces located between the two cottages.