From The Charlotte Observer

Posted at 1:49 p.m. EST Friday, November 15, 1996

 
MECKLENBURG AA CENTERS


The state has two licenses for day-care centers -- A and AA. AA centers must meet stricter requirements for teacher training, children's programs and the number of children per teacher.

These are the AA centers in Mecklenburg County as of October, 1996, according to state regulators. After-school programs are not included in the listing. Parents can ask a prospective center to see its license. The number of centers with an AA license is often in flux and centers not on the list may currently have an AA license.

Centers marked with an asterisk (*) take part in the AA-plus program sponsored by the Mecklenburg Partnership for Children. That means their staff gets more training than required by AA standards.

Charlotte

.* ALEXANDER CHILDREN'S LEARNING CENTER, 6220 Thermal Road

* ALL MY CHILDREN ENRICHMENT CENTER, 2608 West Blvd.

* ALLEAN'S CHILD CARE CENTER, 2220 Sanders Ave.

ALMOST HOME DAY CARE, 11806 Five Cedars Road

ANGEL CHRISTIAN DAY CARE, 2953 Freedom Drive

* ANGEL'S CHRISTIAN DAY SCHOOL, 3801 Glenwood Drive

* ANGEL'S INFANT-TODDLER CENTER, 3801 Glenwood Drive

ANN'S CHILD CARE CENTER, 2301 Olde Whitehall Road

APPLE TREE CHILD CARE, 914 Woodlawn Road

ASCENSION LUTHERAN CHURCH SCHOOL, 1225 East Morehead St.

* AVONDALE CHILDREN'S CENTER, 2821 Park Road

* BEREAN CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 1801 Double Oaks Road

BOULEVARD HOMES DAY CARE, 1318 Clay Ave.

BRAWLEY'S PLAYCARE, 833 Vickery Drive

BRIAR CREEK ROAD BAPTIST CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 1421 Briarcreek Road

* BRIGHT FUTURE LEARNING CENTER, 1530-J Alleghany St.

BRIGHT HORIZONS CHILDREN'S CENTER INC., 227 W. Trade St., Suite 410

BRIGHT HORIZONS CHILDREN'S CENTER, 77 Center Drive, Bldg. 5445

* BRIGHT HORIZONS CHILDREN'S CENTER, 1551 Arrow Point Lane

* BRIGHT HORIZONS CHILDREN'S CENTER, 9501 David Taylor Drive

* BRIGHT HORIZONS CHILDREN'S CENTER INC., 2701 Water Ridge Blvd.

* C.E. DEWBERRY CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 2740 Drive Carver Road

* CALDWELL MEMORIAL CHILD DEVELOPMENT, 1615 E. Fifth St.

CALVARY CHURCH CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road

CARMEL CHILDREN'S CENTER, 7000 Shannon Willow Road

CAROLINA MONTESSORI ACADEMY, 1524 Mount Holly-Huntersville Road

CAROLYN LANE'S LARGE DAY CARE HOME, 800 Seneca Place

* CHARLOTTE DAY LEARNING CENTER, 4334 Denver Ave.

* CHILDREN FIRST LEARNING CENTER, 6416 W. Sugar Creek Road

* CHILDREN FIRST LEARNING CENTER OF SOUTHPARK, 2915 Coltsgate Road

CHILDREN'S FIRST LEARNING CENTER AT ARBORETUM INC., 8411 Beverly Crest Blvd.

CHRIST LUTHERAN CHILDREN'S CENTER, 4519 Providence Road


CENTER FOR CHILDREN D.C. At Kilgo United Methodist Church, 2101 Belvedere Ave.

COMPREHENSIVE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 5027 Cherrycrest Lane

CPCC CHILD CARE TRAINING CENTER, P.O. Box 35009

DALTON VILLAGE DAY CARE, 1318 Clay Ave.

DEBBIE CHAPMAN'S DAY CARE, 221 Short Hills Drive

DEL'S DAY CARE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 615 S. Hoskins Road

DEL'S DAY CARE, INFANTS AND TODDLERS, 621 S. Hoskins Road

* DILWORTH CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 605 East Blvd.

* DORA'S CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 532 Ingle St.

DOUBLE OAKS NURSERY, 2540 Horne Drive

EARLY LEARNERS HOME DAY CARE, 6111 Eastbrook Road

ENDERLY PARK CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 1318 Clay Ave.

ETHEL'S DEVELOPMENTAL DAY CARE HOME, 2413 Twinfield Drive

EVIE'S HOUSE, 7334 Falkirk Place

EXCLUSIVELY INFANTS, 2216 E Eighth St.

* FAIRYLAND DAY CARE CENTER, 232 West Kingston Ave.

* FAIRYLAND INFANT CENTER, 232 West Kingston Ave.

* FAIRYLAND LEARNING CENTER, 6442 N. Tryon St.

FAITH DAY CARE CENTER, P.O. Box 16585

* FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH-WEST CHILD DAY CARE CENTER, 1801 Oaklawn Ave.

* FIRST METHODIST DAY CARE, 501 N. Tryon St.

* FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 200 W. Trade St.

FIRST STEP CHILD CARE, 3126 Longdale Drive.

FIRST UNION CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 6901 IBM Drive

FRAN'S KIDS DAY CARE, 2201 Rozzelles Ferry Road

FRAN'S KIDS DAY CARE No. 2, 2201 Rozzelles Ferry Road

FRAN'S KIDS DAY CARE No. 3, 2201 Rozzelles Ferry Road

* FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 3301 Beatties Ford Road

GARR MEMORIAL PLAYSKOOL, 7700 Wallace Road

GETHSEMANE DAY CARE, P.O. Box 16188

GRACE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, 5232 The Plaza

* GRAHAM'S DAY CARE CENTER, 2425 Morton St.

GRANNY'S DAY CARE HOME, 200 Stone Post Road

GRIER HEIGHTS DAY CARE CENTER, 1318 Clay Ave.

HAPPY HEARTS IN-HOME CHILD CARE, 7701 Briardale Drive

* HAPPYLAND DAY CARE, 1941 Garibaldi Ave.

HARDIN'S SUNSHINE DAY CARE HOME, 7201 Grassy Knob Court

HICKORY GROVE BAPTIST WEEKDAY MINISTRIES, 6050 Hickory Grove Road

* HOPE VALLEY DAY CARE, 4929 Delivau Drive

HOWELLS PLAYSKOOL, 2825 Seymour Drive

* HUNTER HOUSE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 1409 E. Seventh St.

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER M.M.O., 5007 Providence Road

JNL LOVING CARE DAY CARE, 4406 Argyle Drive

JOHNSON'S LITTLE WORLD, 3315 Rozzelles Ferry Road

JOHNSON'S LITTLE WORLD No. 2, 136 Wellingford St.

* JOHNSTON MILL DAY CARE, 3319 N. Davidson St.

KIDDIE ACADEMY CHILD CARE LEARNING CENTER, 10508 Park Road

KIDDIE ACADEMY CHILD CARE LEARNING CENTER, 10508 Park Road

* KIDDIE KORNER DAY SCHOOL, 2241 Commonwealth Ave.

* KIDDIE KORNER DAY SCHOOL, 5026 Monroe Road

* KIDDIE KORNER DAY SCHOOL, 651 E. Woodlawn Road

* KIDDIE KORNER DAY SCHOOL, 5235 The Plaza

* KIDDIE KORNER DAY SCHOOL, 4609 Tuckaseegee Road

* KIDDIE KORNER DAY SCHOOL, 7207 Lawyer's Road

* KIDDIE KORNER DAY SCHOOL, 8216 University Ridge Drive

L 'N L DAY CARE CENTER, 6113 Bridlewood Lane

L.E.A.P. CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 3100 West Blvd.

LEARNING ENRICHMENT ACCOMPLISHMENT PROGRAM, 6100 McBride St.

* LIL STAR DAY CARE, 1801 Mecklenburg Ave.

LINCOLN HEIGHTS DAY CARE CENTER, 2225 Augusta St.

LITTLE DEBBIE DAY CARE I, 2105 Camp Green St.

* LITTLE DEBBIE'S CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 2024 Camp Greene St.

LITTLE GRANNY'S CHILDREN'S CENTER, 4814 Ridgeley Drive

LITTLE LAMBS DAY CARE, 3512 Havenwood Drive

LITTLE OAKS, 4901 Beatties Ford Road

* LITTLELAND CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 2223 W. Arrowood Road

LUBAVITCH PRESCHOOL NO. 1, 6500 Newhall Road

LUBAVITCH PRESCHOOL NO. 2, 6500 Newhall Road

LUCY GIST HEAD START AND DAY CARE, P.O. Box 36814

MASON'S DAY CARE, 4226 McKinley Drive

MAW MAW'S HOUSE DAY CARE, 3811 Havenwood Drive

MCKEE ROAD BAPTIST PRESCHOOL DAY CARE, 4300 McKee Road

MCRAE'S DAY CARE, 1617 Pegram St.

MECKLENBURG DEVELOPMENTAL PRESCHOOL, 3500 Ellington St.

* METHODIST HOME CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 3925 Willard Farrow Drive

MINI CITY CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 1318 Clay Ave.

MRS. CHRIS PLAY & LEARN CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER No. 4, 2601 Eastway Drive

* MRS. CHRIS PLAY AND LEARN DAY CARE, 2701 Ashley Road

* MRS. CHRIS PLAY AND LEARN DAY CARE NO. 2, 4615 Wilkinson Blvd.

MRS. TRINA'S TINY TOTS CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 1813 Ranchwood Drive

* MOUNT CARMEL CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 3201 Tuckaseegee Road

MULBERRY BAPTIST CHURCH CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 6450 Tuckaseegee Road

MYERS PARK BAPTIST, P.O. Box 6006

NATIONSBANK CHILD CARE CENTER, 300 North Poplar St.

* NOVA CHILD LEARNING CENTER, 6812 Rocky Falls Road

NURSERY RHYMES, 6201 Elgywood Lane

OPEN DOOR SCHOOL, 234 North Sharon Amity Road

OUR PRIDE & JOY CHILD CARE CENTER, 1025 W. Sixth St.

PAL-A-ROO'S CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 9215 Mallard Creek Road

PARENTS CHOICE LEARNING CENTER, 1404 Orchard Lake Drive

PARK ROAD BAPTIST CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 3900 Park Road

PEE WEE'S LITTLE PEOPLE DAY CARE, 1422 Moretz Ave.

PEEWEE'S LITTLE PEOPLE I, 309 Westwood Ave.

PIEDMONT COURTS DAY CARE, 887 Seigle Ave.

* PLAZA BAPTIST DAY CARE CENTER, 3321 The Plaza

PLEASANT GROVE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 1915 Oakdale Road

PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, P.O. Box 33549

PRITCHARD MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 1117 South Blvd.

PROVIDENCE BAPTIST CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 4921 Randolph Road

RAINBOW ROOM, 2410 The Plaza

RENEE FAUCHIER'S LARGE DAY CARE HOME, 6309 Sharon Road

SELINA'S FAIRYLAND, 407 Norris Ave.

SELWYN PRESBYTERIAN CHILD CARE CENTER, 2929 Selwyn Ave.

SHAMROCK DRIVE BAPTIST WEEKDAY SCHOOL, 4301 Shamrock Drive

SHANNON PARK DAY CARE, 5513 Galway Drive

SHARON AMITY CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 4525 N. Sharon Amity Road

* SMART KID CHILD CARE AND EDUCATION CENTER No. 1, 225 Lambeth Drive

* SMART KID CHILD CARE AND EDUCATION CENTER NO. 2, 210 Lambeth Drive

* SMART START EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 4037 Sofley Road

ST. JOHN'S CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 300 Hawthorne Lane

ST. LUKE'S EARLY CHILDHOOD ENRICHMENT CENTER, P.O. Box 11063

ST. MARK'S CIRCLE SCHOOL, 601 North Graham St.

ST. MARK'S/RAMSEY PRESCHOOL, 601 N. Graham St.

* ST. MARKS CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 917 Clanton Road

STEP AHEAD CHILD ENRICHMENT CENTER, 5718 Randolph Road

STEVENSON'S MINI SCHOOL, P.O. Box 668063

* SUNSHINE DAY NURSERY, 701 Jackson Ave.

* SUNSHINE DAY CARE AND PRESCHOOL, 900 September Lane.

* TENDER CARE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 609 Ambassador St.

THE EARLY LEARNING CENTER, 4304 S. Tryon St.

THE SECRET GARDEN CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, P.O. Box 10485

THOMPSON CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 3045 N. Davidson St.

TIGER & NUBEE DAY CARE NO. 3, 1019 Pryor St.

TIGER & NUBEE SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAM, 1019 Pryor St.

TIGER & NUBEE DAY CARE, 1019 Pryor St.

TO SERVICE WITH LOVE HOUSE, 131 Sleepy Hollow Road.

U.C.P. IRWIN & CAROL BELK DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER, 716 Marsh Road

UNIVERSITY CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 8303 University Executive Park

* WALLS MEMORIAL DAY CARE CENTER, 2722 Bancroft St.

WEE ONE'S DAY CARE, 1028 Delmar Lane.

* WENDOVER CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 769 N. Wendover Road

WESLEY CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 3715 Rea Road.

* WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN DAY CARE, 101 Collville Road

WILLIAMS WONDER WORLD, 1707 Rice Planters Road

WONDERLAND CHILD CARE CENTER, 2600 Beatties Ford Road

WOODLAWN BAPTIST CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 4622 Nations Crossing Road

* YOUNG AND RESTLESS CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 2738 Bancroft St.

YOUNG VICTOR'S CHRISTIAN DAY SCHOOL, 2301 N. Sharon Amity Road

* YOUNG WORLD CHILD CARE, 430 Sugar Creek Road

* YOUNG WORLD CHILD CARE, 6418 Park South Drive

* YOUNG WORLD CHILD CARE, 5017 South Blvd.

* YWCA CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER -- Uptown North, 700 Parkwood Ave.

* YWCA PIEDMONT COURTS CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

*YWCA UPTOWN CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 415 E. Fourth St.

 

Cornelius

MOUNT ZION CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, P.O. Box 548 Davidson DAVIDSON-CORNELIUS DAY CARE CENTER, P.O. Box 848

* KIDDIE KORNER DAY SCHOOL, N.C. 73

 

Huntersville

.FIRST BAPTIST CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, P.O. Box 331

HUNTERSVILLE PRESBYTERIAN PRESCHOOL, P.O. Box 313

THE ACADEMY FOR KIDS, P.O. Box 769

UNIVERSITY CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER AT NORTH CROSS, 16701 Northcross Drive

 

Matthews

IDLEWILD BAPTIST CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 12701 Idlewild Road

* KIDDIE KORNER DAY SCHOOL, 210 Pineville-Matthews Road

MATTHEWS COUNTRY DAY NO. 1, 1373 W. John St.

 

Pineville

PRECIOUS CHILD ACADEMY, 9815 China Grove Church Road

* Centers that take part in the AA-plus program sponsored by the Mecklenburg Partnership for Children.

 

NAEYC CENTERS

The National Association for the Education of Young Children sets higher standards than the state, including staffing levels and training. To reach NAEYC, the nation's largest group of early childhood professionals, call 1-800-424-2460. Mecklenburg County centers that are accredited by the NAEYC are listed below. All are in Charlotte.

ALEXANDER CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER; 6220 Thermal Road

ALLENBROOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL; 1430 Allenbrook Drive

BRIGHT HORIZONS CHILDREN'S CENTER; 9501 David Taylor Road

CALVARY CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER; 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road

CENTRAL PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE CHILD CARE TRAINING CENTER; 116 N. Old Kings Drive

CHRIST CHURCH PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN; 1412 Providence Road

COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN PRESCHOOL; 1000 E. Morehead St.

DILWORTH CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER; 605 East Blvd.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER; 200 W. Trade St.

HIDDEN VALLEY ELEMENTARY CHAPTER 1 Preschool; 5100 Snow White Lane

LONG CREEK ELEM PRESCHOOL, 9213 Beatties Ford Road

MARIE G. DAVIS ELEMENTARY CHAPTER 1 PRESCHOOL; 3343 W. Griffith St.

MYERS PARK BAPTIST CHURCH THROUGH-THE-WEEK SCHOOL; 1931 Selwyn Ave.

MYERS PARK PRESBYTERIAN WEEKDAY SCHOOL; 2501 Oxford Place

OPEN DOOR SCHOOL; 234 N. Sharon Amity Road

PARK ROAD ELEMENTARY PRESCHOOL; 2701 Haven Drive

PAWTUCKETT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL; 8701 Moores Chapel Road

PLAZA ROAD PRESCHOOL; 1000 Anderson St.

ST. JOHN'S PRESCHOOL; 1623 Carmel Road

ST. MARK'S CIRCLE SCHOOL; 601 N. Graham St.

SHARON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH WEEKDAY SCHOOL; 4411 Sharon Road

STARMOUNT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHAPTER 1 PRESCHOOL; 1600 Brookdale Ave.

STATESVILLE ROAD ELEMENTARY PRESCHOOL; 5833 Millhaven Lane

THOMASBORO CHAPTER 1 PRESCHOOL; 538 Bradford Drive

YWCA UPTOWN CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER; 415 E. Fourth St.