Child Development Center
Baptist Health Lexington's Child Development Center provides high quality child care to children of our employees.
Located at 110 Southland Drive, the center is licensed for 140 children, ages 6 weeks through the fifth grade school year. It offers a summer care program for children ages graduating from kindergarten through the summer after fourth grade. Hours are Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6:30 pm.
Lunch and Snack
Meal service at the center is "intended to promote the development of good food habits and the furtherance of nutrition education through a well balanced diet, including a wide variety of foods."
The center posts a weekly menu on the parent board in the hall. Each meal follows U.S.D.A. guidelines and includes milk, meat (or alternative), two servings of a vegetable and/or fruit and bread. Each snack consists of fruit//fruit juice and a bread component (pretzels, crackers, breadsticks) or meat alternative (cheese, peanut butter).
The meal and snack schedule is as follows:
Snack: 6:30 a.m.
Breakfast: 9 a.m.
Lunch: 12 pm
Snack: 3:00 pm
The classrooms at the center are equipped and arranged to provide the optimum in self-exploration and hands-on learning. Programs are planned to meet the needs of the group and the individual child. Concept introduction and lessons to be covered are posted weekly in each classroom. Daily schedules include group activities, art, outdoor activities, rest time and much more.
Children are placed in classrooms according to their developmental readiness. Teachers complete regular continuing education programs. The center has an open visitation policy and parents are encouraged to call or visit the center as often as possible. In fact, we have a special phone line just for parents (260-6976).
Tuition for enrolling your child in the Child Development Center is by weekly contract rate or drop-in rate. Weekly contract rates are available upon request or you may look on our intranet sight under documents “fee structure”
In addition, an annual $50.00 fee is charged for each child enrolled in the center. Employees have the option of paying for the annual fee by payroll deduction. Tuition is automatically payroll deducted.
For More Information
For more information about the Child Development Center, please call (859) 260-6976.