Dothan Daycare

Find Dothan 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.


Abc Academy Private Sch & Nighttime Center 216 Montana Street Dothan AL 36303


Abc Academy Schoolers (Sap) 211 Lanier Street Dothan AL 36303

Angel's Childcare & Academy 816 West Powell Street Dothan AL 36303

Asfsc Early Head Start 545 West Main Street Dothan AL 36301

Behold The Lamb Of God Ministries 250 Chickasaw Street Dothan AL 36303

Brenda's Preparatory School & Nt 1792 Headland Avenue Dothan AL 36303

Building Blocks Child Dev Center 1065 County Road 59 Dothan AL 36301

Calvary Baptist Church 901 Montezuma Avenue Dothan AL 36303

Childcare Network Inc #38 1041 South Park Avenue Dothan AL 36301

Ciera's Child Care Center 642 South Alice Street Dothan AL 36301

Colorful Wonderland 202 East Newton Street Dothan AL 36303

Covenant United Methodist Church 3610 West Main Street Dothan AL 36305

Denton Road United Methodist Church 2410 Denton Road Dothan AL 36303

Eastside Childcare 2846 Columbia Highway Dothan AL 36303

Emmanuel Christian School 178 Earline Road Dothan AL 36305

Evergreen Presbyterian Church 1105 North Pontiac Avenue Dothan AL 36303

First Baptist Church Child Dev Center 300 West Main Street Dothan AL 36301

First Presbyterian Church 3012 West Main Street Dothan AL 36305

First United Methodist Church 1380 West Main Street Dothan AL 36301

Golden Lock Day Care Center 720 Sunset Drive Dothan AL 36303

About Dothan Daycares

Dothan 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 Dothan, 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:
  • Dothan home, private, and public daycare programs
  • After school programs and supervision
  • Dothan childcare programs and services
  • Educational programming
  • Health and safety policies and regulations
Types of Daycare

Daycare services in Dothan, 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 Dothan 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 Dothan Daycare services address staffing levels, the design and safety of physical spaces, accessibility, food, and programming. Dothan background checks of all staff members are almost universally required.

Dothan 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 Dothan 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 Dothan 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 Dothan.

Dothan Home Daycares

Home Daycares are run by an individual and provide childcare in a home in Dothan, 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.