Published: December 31, 2018
By: Editorial Staff
Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School
2001 19th St. Ensley Birmingham, AL 35218
Combining academic rigor and a corporate work-study program to empower students from economically challenged families to graduate high school prepared to persist in college and flourish in life. Transforming Birmingham, One Student At A Time.
Joseph Bruno Montessori Academy
5509 Timber Hill Rd. Birmingham, AL 35242
For over 30 years, JBMA has equipped children with the essential skills and knowledge they need to thrive as a successful adult. Enrolling toddlers – 8th grade.
Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School
1720 Oxmoor Rd. Homewood, AL 35209
Fostering a Christ-centered environment that includes strong academics, technology, and enrichment opportunities. Educating young minds in K3-8th grades. SACS accredited.
Our Lady of the Valley Catholic School
5514 Double Oak Lane Birmingham, AL 35242
Our Lady of the Valley Catholic School is Christ-centered learning community that fosters academic excellence, positive moral development, and community service. We encourage students to reach their full potential in a creative and nurturing environment that promotes Gospel values.
The Altamont School
4801 Altamont Rd. S. Birmingham, AL 35222
The Mission of the Altamont School is to improve the fabric of society by graduating compassionate, well-educated students capable of independent thinking and innovative ideas.
Preschools & Daycare
Odyssey Early Schools
104 Heatherbrooke Park Dr. Birmingham, AL 35242
*Trace Crossings Campus
401 Emery Dr. Hoover, AL 35244
Created by educators featuring state-of-the-art facilities, nurturing teachers with Education degrees, and comprehensive curriculum that provides your child with age appropriate exploration into the world of learning.
Woodland Park Christian Learning Center
1800 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Birmingham, AL 35211
Serving children ages 6 weeks – 5 years old. Open year-round, nutritious meals, and a healthy balance of play & academics. Employee background checks with state of the art facilities.
Kumon of Hoover – River Oaks Village
3744 Lorna Rd. Birmingham, AL 35216
Kumon is an after-school math and reading enrichment program that unlocks the potential of children in preschool through high school. Students increase confidence, improve concentration and develop better study skills that last a lifetime.
The Tutoring Center
2804 John Hawkins Pkwy. Suite 100 Hoover, AL 35244 (near Academy Sports)
One-to-one tutoring designed to help your child develop stronger academic skills, earn better grades, score higher on standardized tests, while gaining confidence, motivation and focus.
Dentists, Orthodontists & Oral Surgeons
Angelica Rohner Pediatric Dentistry
2045 Brookwood Medical Center Dr. Suite 21 Birmingham, AL 35209
Dr. Rohner is a mother of four and has been a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist for almost two decades. With a background in education, she understands that each child needs individualized care.
Medplex Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Baker Chambliss
3000 Southlake Park Suite 200 Birmingham, AL 35244
Our team of highly trained dental specialists takes a comprehensive and caring approach with every patient. We have comfort pets, TVs, and games to help ease anxiety and make visits fun. Accepting new patients!
McCalla Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry
4814 Bell Hill Rd. Bessemer, AL 35022
Dentistry for children, adolescents and patients with disabilities. Orthodontics for children and adults. We offer traditional metal brackets as well as clear invisalign option.
Pediatric Smiles, LLC
Dr. Tabitha Jarman Gatrey
4823 Promenade Pkwy. Suite 101 Bessemer, AL 35022
Our top priority is helping your child achieve and maintain a beautiful, healthy smile! Providing dental care for children of all ages, including those with special needs. Now accepting new patients and most insurance accepted.
Thomas Pediatric Dentistry
721 Montclair Rd. Birmingham, AL 35213
As one of Birmingham’s most trusted children’s dentists, Dr. Thomas offers a safe, nurturing environment in a state of the art oral health facility for infants, children, teenagers and those with special needs.
Health & Wellness
Brookwood Baptist Health
Four locations in Central Alabama
*Brookwood Baptist Medical Center
2010 Brookwood Medical Center Dr. Birmingham, AL 35209
*Princeton Baptist Medical Center
701 Princeton Ave. S.W. Birmingham, AL 35211
*Shelby Baptist Medical Center
1000 1st St. N. Alabaster, AL 35007
*Walker Baptist Medical Center
3400 Hwy. 78 E. Jasper, AL 35501
With four hospitals delivering throughout central Alabama, access to an entire network of specialists, and countless ways to customize your experience, Brookwood Baptist Health is a community of care dedicated to making your new beginning a happy one.
Children’s of Alabama
1600 Seventh Ave. S. Birmingham, AL 35233
Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children since 1911, offering inpatient, outpatient, and primary care services throughout Alabama.
Di Nixi Doula
Christian Montgomery supports and educates families through pregnancy and birth with evidence-based, choice-centered care. Continuous support during labor leads to improved outcomes and a more positive experience. Schedule a free consult to learn more.
Grandview Medical Group OB/GYN
3686 Grandview Pkwy. Suite 320 Birmingham, AL 35243 205-971-5499
Our board certified OB/GYNs are passionate about helping women achieve their goals and offer care that is compassionate and personal.
Grandview Medical Center – Women’s and Children’s Center
3690 Grandview Pkwy. Birmingham, AL 35243
Whether becoming a new parent or adding to your family – our dedicated team at the new Grandview Medical Center will make your experience memorable.
Pediatric Nephrology of Alabama, P.C.
1425 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. S. Suite 206 Birmingham, AL 35205
With over 25 years of experience in caring for children with kidney disease, Dr. Mark Benfield established Pediatric Nephrology of Alabama in 2010. Accepting new patients.
Small Steps Pediatrics
Dr. Shameza Boyd
St. Vincent’s East Professional Bldg. 52 Medical Park Dr. E., Suite 201 Birmingham, AL 35235
Providing exceptional health care and compassionate service to the families we serve. We offer a full range of pediatric care including prenatal visits for expecting parents, well–child check–ups, immunizations and sick appointments.
Tonja B’s Sleep Consulting
As a Certified Sleep Sense™ Consultant, I’ve undergone a comprehensive training and mentoring program, which has given me the very best tools and knowledge available to help you get your little one sleeping through the night!
Women’s Health Specialists of Birmingham
3686 Grandview Pkwy. Suite 300 Birmingham, AL 35243
Our physicians have created an environment for women that is calm, respectful and supportive. Visit whsbham.com for more information.
Pure Fitness LLC
1425 Montgomery Hwy. #115
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
Personal Training, Group Fitness Classes and Nutrition on your schedule with Certified Personal Trainers. No memberships, No extra fees. We specialize in weight loss, strength training, athletes, special needs, Pre/Post Natal and Post injury rehab.
Alabama Family Trust
2820 Columbiana Rd. Suite 103 Vestavia, AL 35216
205-313-3915 and 844-238-4630
A nonprofit special needs trust that holds and administers money for the disabled so they are able to become eligible and maintain government benefits for which they would otherwise be financially ineligible.
Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind
205 South St. E. Talladega, AL 35160
AIDB is the world’s most comprehensive education, rehabilitation and service program for individuals of all ages who are deaf, blind, deaf-blind and multi-disabled. Serving nearly 25,000 infants, toddlers, children, and adults in Alabama each year.
Child’s Play Therapy Center
Hoover: 205-978-9939 3057 Lorna Rd. Birmingham, AL 35216
Chelsea: 205-618-8095 48 Chesser Crane Rd. Suite I Chelsea, AL 35043
Occupational, physical, and speech therapy, along with a variety of special programs. Two beautiful, fully equipped facilities. Our experienced, loving staff will exceed your expectations.
Children’s Aid Society of Alabama-APAC Program
2141 14th Ave. S. Birmingham, AL 35205
A collaborative effort between Children’s Aid Society of Alabama and the Alabama Department of Human resources, APAC recruits & supports adoptive families for Alabama’s Waiting Children.
Dance Without Limits
Locations in Chelsea & Hoover
Dance Without Limits is a 501c3 Non-Profit organization that provides a dance program for children and young adults with special needs who may not otherwise have the opportunity to experience the joy of dance.
Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama
3100 Lorna Rd. Ste. 300 Birmingham, AL 35216
Strives to improve the quality of life for individuals with seizures. Services include: information, emergency assistance, advocacy, epilepsy awareness, community and professional education, Camp Evoked Potential, summer camp. www.efala.org
Huggs & Kisses Sick Child Care/Mission Hugs Foundation
1716 Fifth Ave. N.Birmingham, AL 35203
Providing sick child care & emergency care when schools close or other issues arise. We work with children with reverse isolation, premature newborns, and provide help for children with chronic medical conditions and childhood illnesses.
400 Olde Towne Rd. Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
Mobility Central employs a team of highly trained and caring medical equipment professionals dedicated to the wellbeing of our patients.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama
1700 Fourth Ave. S. Birmingham, AL 35233
RMHCA keeps families close to each other and the care they need at area hospitals by providing them with the comforts of home and resources for the entire family.
Art, Drama & Music
The Academy of the Arts at Samford University
1939 South Lakeshore Dr. Birmingham, AL 35229
Offering a variety of noncredit courses & workshops in the arts for all ages: calligraphy, drawing, photography, painting, pottery, creative writing and summer camps. Music lessons in piano, strings, theory, voice, woodwinds & harp.
Alys Stephens Center’s ArtPlay
1006 19th St. S. Birmingham, AL 35205
ArtPlay is the education and outreach department of UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center. We provide lifelong learning through the arts to members of our community of all ages, incomes and geographical areas.
Kindermusik with Michele & Friends
Locations in Homewood,
Vestavia Hills & Oak Mountain
Developmentally appropriate music classes for children 2 months to 7 years old. Visit our website for more information at kmwithmichele.com.
Dance & Fitness
2726 First Ave. S Birmingham, AL 35233
Providing the highest quality training to aspiring artists of all ages that is developmentally appropriate both physically and artistically. The school’s instruction is based on the syllabus provided by the Royal Academy of Dance.
Birmingham Dance Theatre
1694 Montgomery Hwy. Suite 200 Hoover, AL 25216
BDT is devoted to aspire all ages to excel in dance. We nurture, educate, guide and encourage all to their personal best. New state of the art building with 6 spacious studios including a theatre.
The Dance Foundation
1715 27th Court S. Homewood, AL 35209
Our non-competitive dance education nurtures creativity, engages the imagination, and promotes social and developmental skills in a safe and enriching environment for self-expression and collaboration.
1629 Oxmoor Rd. Birmingham, AL 35209
Applause has the largest selection of dancewear in the Southeast. Clothing, shoes and accessories for all types of dance that fit toddler to plus size, teams and individuals.
DSLD Land Management
1178 Dunnavant Valley Rd. Birmingham, AL 35242
A full service design/build landscape contractor firm, family owned & operated for over 35 years. We pride ourselves in quality workmanship, constantly striving to deliver exceptional results for our clients.
Camp Juliette Low
321 Camp Juliette Low Rd. Cloudland, GA 30731
Dates: 1 & 2 wk sessions June 2- July 27
Ages: Girls 7-17
Platform tents, outdoor adventure, traditional camping, fun and friendship since 1922! CJL is a private, residential camp for girls that fosters self-confidence, independence, teamwork, and leadership. On Lookout Mountain, just 2 hours north of Birmingham.
Highlands School Summer Camp
4901 Old Leeds Rd. Birmingham, AL 35213
June 3–July 26 (except July 4th week)
Arts, sports, science and more for elementary-8th grade. Campers continue to learn while having a great time! Traditional day camps. Morning and afternoon extended care. Check out our Counselor-in-Training program!
Attractions & Travel
Birmingham Museum of Art
2000 Rev. Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd. Birmingham, AL 35203
Bart’s ArtVenture combines high tech art-making tools with hands-on creation stations to let kids and families develop their art education in a creative, communal environment.
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, including Soundwaves
2800 Opryland Dr. Nashville, TN 37214
Learn more at www.soundwavesgo.com.
McWane Science Center
200 19th St. N. Birmingham, AL 35203
Fun and learning never end at McWane Science Center, a nonprofit, hands-on museum with aquarium and IMAX® Dome Theater. Four floors of interactive exhibits celebrate science and wonder.
Dauphin Island Sea Lab
101 Bienville Blvd. Dauphin Island, AL 36528
The Dauphin Island Sea Lab’s (DISL) mission encompasses the pursuit of excellence in marine science education, marine research, coastal zone management policy and educating the general public through the Estuarium, our public aquarium.