Shelby County AL Daycare

Find Shelby County, Alabama daycares and preschools. Daycares provide information on licensed infant and child care assistance, 24 hour and weekend day care centers, montessori, private, and public facilities.


A Touch Of Home Day Care 21015 Alabama 25 Columbiana AL 35051


Alabaster Head Start Center 1425 Highway 119 Alabaster AL 35007

Alpha Bits Academy 8777 Helena Road Pelham AL 35124

Bear Creek Head Start 160 Bear Creek Road Chelsea AL 35043

Bright Horizons At Riverchase 140 Riverchase Parkway East Hoover AL 35244

Bullfrog And Butterfly Lc 8033 Highway 119 Alabaster AL 35007

Cahaba Valley Learning Center 151 Narrows Parkway Birmingham AL 35242

Calera Head Start Center 802 8th Avenue Calera AL 35040

Chase Learning Center And Daycare Inc 330 Canyon Park Drive Pelham AL 35124

Chase Learning Center Infant Care 100 Canyon Park Circle Pelham AL 35124

Chase Youth Center 3050 Lee Street Pelham AL 35124

Child Care Network, Inc 1624 Kent Dairy Road Alabaster AL 35007

Christ Church United Methodist 5191 Caldwell Mill Road Birmingham AL 35244

Christian Life Church 2490 Valleydale Road Birmingham AL 35244

Columbiana Head Start Center 201 Washington Street Columbiana AL 35051

Concord Baptist Church 11215 County Road 22 Calera AL 35040

Covenant Classical School 25 Southlake Lane Birmingham AL 35244

Creative Stages Child Care, Inc 2307 Pelham Parkway Pelham AL 35124

Dayspring Child Care, Inc 5141 Highway 17 Helena AL 35080

Evangel Presbyterian Church Mdo 423 Thompson Road Alabaster AL 35007

About Shelby County Daycares

Shelby County Daycare is a service that supervises and cares for children too young to be left alone during periods when parents or guardians are unavailable, due to work or other commitments in Shelby County, AL. Daycare services are typically used for children too young to attend school or preschool, or for school-aged children that need supervision immediately before or after school hours.

You may contact Daycares for questions about:
  • Shelby County home, private, and public daycare programs
  • After school programs and supervision
  • Shelby County childcare programs and services
  • Educational programming
  • Health and safety policies and regulations
Types of Daycare

Daycare services in Shelby County, Alabama come in a variety of forms, including Daycare Centers operated by private businesses, non-profit and religious organizations, and government agencies, as well as Home Daycares run by individuals. While Daycare usually refers to the supervision and care of children, somewhat comparable services for elderly or disabled adults also exist, which are usually referred to as Shelby County Adult Daycares.

Alabama Licensed Daycare

All Daycare services are regulated extensively by Alabama State agencies. The regulation and licensing of Daycare services usually falls within the Alabama Human Services Department or the Office of Early Childhood. Regulations concerning Shelby County Daycare services address staffing levels, the design and safety of physical spaces, accessibility, food, and programming. Shelby County background checks of all staff members are almost universally required.

Shelby County Daycare Centers

Daycare Centers are operations that provide daycare in a setting other than a private home. They are typically larger and provide a classroom-style format that groups children by age. Most Shelby County Daycare Centers offer structured programming, and many are accredited as providers of early learning programs. Alabama State regulations determine how many adult staff members are required per child, based on the children's age. Infants typically require at least one adult for every three infants. The ratio of children to adults increases with the children's age to a maximum of approximately ten children per adult staff members, though this varies by state. Daycare Centers are usually owned and operated by Shelby County private businesses, non-profit organizations, or religious organizations. Government involvement in Daycare is usually limited to subsidizing Daycare costs for low-income families, though there are some examples of government owned and operated Daycare Centers in Shelby County.

Shelby County Home Daycares

Home Daycares are run by an individual and provide childcare in a home in Shelby County, Alabama. The licensing requirements and regulations for Home Daycares differ somewhat from Daycare Centers. In addition to adult to children ratios, AL law imposes a total maximum number of children that can be cared for in a single home. Safety and design requirements also differ from Daycare Centers.