GES operates two inclusive child development centers in Mobile. Children of all abilities receive high quality instruction with small child-staff ratios. Programming includes Special Education Preschool (Part B) services through the local school system, Early Headstart classrooms and an Alabama “First Class” Voluntary PreK classroom.
The care and experiences that children receive early in life have a powerful influence on how they view the world, how they relate to others and their ability to succeed as learners. Our qualified staff focuses on the following aspects to ensure the whole child flourishes:
- Building a trusting relationship with each child
- Providing responsive, individualized care
- Creating an environment that supports and encourages exploration
- Developing partnerships with parents and caregivers
Our Child Development Centers are programs based on the philosophy that all children can learn, and they are provided with the tools and support necessary to foster learning. Child Development Centers are licensed by the Department of Human Resources and provide an optimal setting for young learners (6 weeks – 5 years old) of varying levels of development. Our setting includes small class sizes and support staff. The limited number of children per class and additional staff allow classroom instructors to implement a curriculum appropriate for every level of development and readiness.
Our qualified and experienced teachers possess either a Bachelor of Science, Associates Degree, CDA or are studying for CDA. Other childcare providers are experienced and attend workshops to improve skills. For our team to hone their skills, they attend a minimum of 12 hours of development activities each year.
Gordon Smith Child Development Center
Springhill Child Development Center