About the Center for Child Development
Helping God's Little Angels
The Doris Gardner Ratiliff Center for Child
Development opened in August, 2000. The center is 9,000 square feet with 9
classrooms, a large indoor play area and two outdoor playgrounds. The staff at
the center has been trained in CPR, emergency evacuation, computer technology
systems, child abuse prevention and more. We are licensed by the Texas
Department of Protective and Regulatory Services.
We offer the following services:
- Care of children during Sunday services is
provided at 7:45 am, 9:45 am and 11:45 am. During these times, children in the
center are ages 0-5 pre-kindergarten. During the week, childcare is provided
from 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm for children ages 0-12 if their parents are attending
activities held at Brentwood.
- Drop-in Service This program is for children
ages 0-12. Children from all over the city may enter this program, which is
designed for parents who need hourly childcare in the late evening. The fee is
based on hourly attendance and reservations are required.
- Daycare is available Monday through Friday from
6:30 am - 6:00 PM for children, newborn to age 5. A preschool curriculum is
offered, along with Chapel, field trips and nutritious snacks and meals.
After-school care is also available for children ages 5 to 12.
- Rat Camp is a 10-week summer program for
children of church members and the community who are ages 3-12. The program
includes arts and crafts, field trips, basketball, tennis, golf clinics and
more. Fees are announced each year.
- Birthday parties are held on Saturdays at the
center. The fee is based on the number of children in attendance. Four types of
parties are offered:
- Tea Party
- Super Heroes Party
- Cake and Ice Cream Party