Trusting your little one to the care of others while you are away is an important decision. Here at Burks CDC we want to help you through this process! Schedule an appointment with our director, Laura Wilson, today to view our cheerful and well equipped facility. We hope Burks CDC will meet the needs of your family!
Children in Parents Morning Out or PreKindergarten programs may transition into childcare when their session is over until pickup is available. Fees apply. 
Burks Child Development Center
Hours of Operation:  7 AM-6 PM
Age Guide
CDC participants must be 30 months of  age and “toilet trained”
Includes Lunch
All Day Care……………………$150/week
2 Days Weekly…………………$140/week
3 Days Weekly…………………$130/week
4 Days Weekly…………………$120/week

Other Rates:

20% Discount on Multiple Accounts

10% Discount for Military Families

Dr Collins, Burks UMC Pastor, and Laura Wilson, Burks CDC Director, enjoy a moment with our mascot, a Guinea Pig named  ” Mr. B” 
  • This Childcare is 3 Star Certified by the State of Tennessee. This rating means that we have exceeded state minimum standards for your child and earned the highest evaluation awarded by the state. 
  • Burks CDC is a Gold Sneaker facility, which means we follow the standards of health and wellness required by this TN Dept. of Health initiative for exercise time, mealtimes, feeding regulations, limited screen time, and a full campus tobacco free policy
  • Safety is a key factor here at Burks CDC. We follow not only the state standards, but also comply with the Safe Sanctuaries Policy of the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church which addresses not only physical plant safety, but staffing ratios, reporting standards, and first aide. 
  • Children are able to attend Burks programs from 6 mo through Kindergarten readiness. (The Parent’s Morning Out program accepts infants beginning at 6 months.) There are 3 programs here:  PMO, Preschool, and Child Care. All programs incorporate age appropriate curriculum.  We are here for your child as they grow and progress.
  • Our classrooms focus on God’s creation, with nature used in our crafts and learning. 
  • All children participate in an active Children’s Chapel with Burks UMC ministry staff bi monthly.
  • Basic Christian teaching consistent with the United Methodist Church is incorporated into our curriculum.  Children of families from any faith preference are respected and accommodated.  
Christine Celis of Pure Genius in Ringgold, GA  comes to Burks CDC each Thursday, to share a lesson with our children in one of the areas of STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics. Each classroom spends 30 minutes with Ms. Christine experiencing many types of fun and exciting activities! We hope that these sometimes messy and always interactive science and math based experiences will help your child to be more curious about the world God has created!  
Remember Thursdays! 
 Let’s have a STEM Adventure with Pure Genius! 
Burks Child Development Center
Our Mission: 
The mission of the Burks UMC Child Development Center is to prepare your child ( from 30 months of age through Preschool ) for Kindergarten in a loving Christian environment while developing the mind, spirit and physical potential of each child.