Where is the new building located?
Child Development Centers of the Bluegrass (CDCB) will be located
across from Commonwealth Stadium at 290 Alumni Drive. Our driveway is accessed by turning onto Commonwealth St
from Alumni Dr. (Next to the Arboretum)
How do I enroll my child?
Follow the link above to
download an enrollment application or email Heather Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are your hours of operation?
be open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Do you offer part-time child care or preschool?
No, all enrollment will be for full-time spots.
What are your
weekly tuition rates?
Infants: $210 per week, Toddlers: $205 per week, Preschool: $190 per week. (Children who receive
therapy services through CDCB pay $10 less per week.)
Are there any other fees?
There is a $25 one-time
application fee and a $45 annual administration fee that covers the cost of our assessment program as well as t-shirts to
have available for field trips. Parents may also be asked to pay their child's admission for any field trip.
Will all of the spots at CDCB
go to UK families?
No, while UK faculty, staff,
and students will have first priority in over 100 spots at the new center, CDCB continues its mission to provide
the highest quality early education and intervention services to children with special needs in the community. Certainly
this includes UK families whose children have special needs. The new facility is a "win-win" opportunity by
providing another quality option for UK child care and allowing CDCB to continue and extend its mission for children with
What are your child/staff ratios?
accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and follow their ratio guidelines.
What is your curriculum?
CDCB uses the Teaching Strategies GOLD as a foundation for its assessment plan
and curriculum. Each classroom’s lead teacher is responsible for designing the classroom environment and providing
a curriculum to support social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development for all children. CDCB’s preschool
program includes appropriate learning activities and teaching techniques in accordance with each child’s level of comprehension
Are you open year round?
CDCB operates on an August-July school calendar. We are closed
for one week of the year- in December (the week of Christmas). We are also closed for holidays and staff training
days during the year. A school calendar is provided at the beginning of each school year that details our schedule for
the entire school year.
Is tuition billed for the closure weeks?
Tuition will be billed for 52 weeks.
What ages of children
6 weeks – kindergarten eligible (pre-K)
What services do you offer for children with special
We offer occupational, physical, and speech/language therapy both for children enrolled in our preschool as well
as outpatient clients.
Do you bill insurance companies for therapy services?
Currently we are in network with
Anthem, Humana, Bluegrass Family Health, Tricare, and UK HMO. We contract to bill for therapy services through Nurses
Registry and CAKY for Michelle P. Waiver services.
Are children with and without disabilities in the same classroom?
Yes, CDCB has been providing
early intervention and preschool services for over 50 years in an inclusive stimulating classroom environment where children
with and without disabilities learn side by side.
Do you provide meals?
We provide breakfast,
lunch, and snack for toddlers and preschoolers. Families of infants will be expected to provide their child’s
formula and/or baby food.
Will you accommodate for allergies or religious food preferences in meals and snacks?
We make every attempt
to accommodate food allergies and family religious preferences. If a child requires specific food or drink substitutions,
parents may be asked to provide the product. Note: We are a peanut free facility.
What is your sick
CDCB’s health policies are established to keep children and staff as healthy as possible throughout
the school year. We cannot allow any child with signs of a casually transmitted communicable disease to attend CDCB.
If we notice that your child exhibits a symptom of a contagious illness, we will care for your child in an isolated area away
from other children until you can pick up your child. We will err on the side of caution in situations that are questionable.
Please remember that our goal is to protect the health of all the children we serve. Children who have been sent home
with one or more of these symptoms must be symptom-free for 24 hours before returning to school or have received documented
approval from a physician.
What is your snow policy?
every attempt to open our center during inclement weather. Unfortunately, conditions occasionally make it necessary
for us to operate on a delay or close the center. In those rare cases, the information will be posted on our website,
on our Facebook page, and emailed to our parent distribution list as well as listed on local TV stations.