PUMBC CDC celebrates their SHERO!
Ms. Pat Coleman 3 years of Cancer Free
Welcome to Progressive Union Child Development Center
Progressive Union Child Development Center strives to serve our families with excellence, providing quality education and childcare that is competitive with other Christian Child Development Centers throughout Huntsville, Alabama.
Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday 6 am – 6pm.
The Child Development Center will be closed in observance of government holidays as well as scheduled teacher work days and staff training days. Please see CDC Manager for more details. Our Center follows the Huntsville City Schools calendar for inclement weather and emergency closures and delays.
Contact Us at 256 539 1072
2022 and we are still dealing with COVID. BUT GOD has blessed us with a full child development center. Each class is at its capacity.
Our teachers are soaring with our ABEKA Curriculum; teaching and learning, cross-subject integration, spiral review, and plenty of hands-on activities. The ABEKA program helps us successfully prepare our children for a lifetime of learning.
Along with ABEKA we provide experiences in other subject matters. Our children engage in music, art, physical education, story time, fine and gross motor skills, science and social studies.
Since January, we have completed a study of Dr. Martin Luther King and completed a month unit on Black History. Our children need to know their history. Black History Month was created to focus attention on the contributions of African Americans to the United States. It honors all Black people from all periods of U.S. history, from the enslaved people first brought over from Africa in the early 17th century to African Americans living in the United States today.
Spring Break was an amazing success. 22 children experienced an amazing adventure of education, fun, food and physical activities. We are looking forward to Summer Break Camp. Registration for SBC starts May 2, 2022. The Summer Break Camp begins June 6, 2022.
The Child Development Center at Progressive Union MBC serves Infants 6 weeks to 4-year-old. We have chosen the ABeka© curriculum for students ages two through 4. We believe ABEKA is a most outstanding and well-rounded program available. It is thorough, detailed and structured. It ensures that your child will be taught new material at each level, while reviewing previously taught material. This approach provides continuity and reinforcement in the learning process. Most importantly, ABeka allows our teachers to concentrate on what is most important – your child.
The curriculum starts at the age of two with language development and listening skills. This includes color words, shapes, animals, transportation, countries, community helpers, health, Bible Study, safety manners and science. Skills also include beginning math skills with simple counting 1-25 and number concepts 1-10.
In both the twos and threes age groups, arts and crafts are incorporated with projects focusing on colors, shapes, following directions, hand-eye coordination, and music lessons.
In the Pre-K 1 and 2 classes, ABEKA focuses on the recognition of name; sound and picture of long and short vowels; consonants; sounding out blends as well as one and two-vowel words. The Pre-K ABEKA curriculum also encourages reading short sentences and stories with one and two-vowel words. The Pre-K 2 class also works on handwriting skills, number skills with counting 1-100, and number concepts 1-20, and Bible Study continues. Arts and Crafts helps to develop motor skills with drawing, coloring, cutting and gluing. Our After School Program for school age children provides a mean for development through spiritual devotional time, help with homework, life skills, free play, and reading adventures.
We offer seasonal camps. Our Camp Programs are available during seasonal school breaks and the traditional summer days.
We also provide Fall Break Camp, Thanksgiving Break (Camp Progressive), Spring Break Camp, and Summer Camp. We believe childhood and camp are about experiencing new things for the first time. Each camp provides a unique adventure where campers discover new things, explore their surroundings and marvel in the wonder of childhood. Bible Study is a big part of this adventure. Campers also get to spread their wings, gain independence and become a leader.
We are a part of the community and you can count on us throughout the year.
Located in Huntsville, AL, our day care, pre k and afterschool programs strive to employ qualified teachers and staff that have college level studies or a degree in early childhood education or related field, and possess extensive knowledge of children’s behavior, growth and child development. We provide ongoing training opportunities, consistently study educational trends and work with professional organizations to strengthen our program. More so, we strive to meet DHR Guidelines and the Alabama Performance State Standards, making future transition of your child into any public or private school learning environments as seamless as possible.
I am Dorothy “JEAN” Thomas. I am a career long educator. I have been in education since I was 16 years old. I have been given numerous opportunities to serve in the field of education throughout Alabama and Mississippi. I have taught ages Kindergarten to Senior High School. I have certification for Highly Qualified and Master Teacher. I have both BS and M. ED degrees in Early Childhood Education. I am qualified in Education Leadership and I wrote the Common Core First Grade Math Lesson Plans for some of Michigan Public Schools. But my Love now centers around the kiddos at PUMBC – CDC. My Motto: “He who Opens a School Door Closes a Prison”, a quote by Victor Hugo.
Mark your Calendar
6 – Labor Day (School Closed)
12 – Grandparents’ Day
11 – 15 Fall Break Huntsville City Schools (Pu CDC Fall Break Camp)
28 – PU CDC Harvest Stroll -4pm
1 – Picture Day
11 – Veterans’ Day (No Holiday for the CDC)
19 Thanksgiving Luncheon
25 – 26 Thanksgiving Holidays (School Closed)
8 – 23 12 Days of Christmas
24 – 27 Christmas Holidays (School Closed)
30 – New Year’s Eve
1 – New Year’s Day (School Closed)
14- Dr. King’s March and Birthday Celebration 10:30am
17 – Dr. MLK Jr.’s Day (School Closed)
1- 28 Black History Month
18 – A Taste of SOUL (Delicious quick-eats that reflect a Black cultural experience, united with diverse traditions.)
14 – Valentine’s Day Wear Red and Crazy Socks Day
21 – 25 Wear our African Attire (Dress children in clothes that reflect our culture)
March 14 – 18 – Spring Break Camp
15 – Easter Egg Hunt – 9:30am
17 – Easter Sunday
1 & 2– Picture Day
30 – Memorial Day (School Closed)
6 – Summer Camp Program Begins
4 – Holiday (School Closed)
July 22 – Last Day Summer Camp Program & Fun Day
3 – National Ice Cream Day
31 – The End of the 2021 – 2022 School Year
Pre – K 1 Lead Teacher
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. My name is Jeanne Moore and it has been a pleasure serving at the Child Development Center, Progressive Union Missionary Baptist Church. Children are my joy. I am always happy to see their faces light up with enthusiasm.
I am a native of Bermuda, but have been living in Huntsville, AL for over 29 years. I have five beautiful children, Maurice who is a policeman in Atlanta, Jaurice who is in the army and will be deployed to Kuwait this coming January, Maurisha who is a certified medical assistant, Mauria` who loves to work with computers, and Alisha who will be finishing up her nursing program soon.
This will be my 11th year here teaching the Pre-K1 class. I have a BS in Early Childhood Education. Teaching is the greatest gift that God has ever given to me. I am truly blessed.
A Few of My Favorites
Color: Yellow ‘sunshine’
Food: Salad & fish
Song: ‘Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus’
Book: Anything with encouraging words in it.
Sport: Swimming & baseball
Pre – K 2 Lead Teacher
My name is Mrs. Coleman. I was born in Miami, Florida and raised in a household of 11 children and 3 adults in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our family was re-located to Huntsville, Alabama in 1989.
A Little About Me
My lifelong passion is to nurture and teach children. At the age of ten I organized a neighborhood club (B.A.B.Y) Better Association Between Youngsters which lasted until I was 17. I worked for the Y.W.C.A. Junior Jills; I was a Girls Scout leader, Campfire Boys and Girls Leader. I worked with AWANA and I presently teach Children’s Church.
I have been a teacher here at Progressive Union for about 19 years. I am currently the Lead Teacher of the Pre-K II class here at Progressive Union. I started off by being a Substitute Teacher. After being hired as a full-time teacher I worked as Lead Teacher in the two-year old classroom for eight years, and then I worked as Lead Teacher in the three-year old classroom for two years.
I was married to the late Lloyd J. Coleman. We have two beautiful daughters. The very creative and talented Crystal who is the After School and Summer Camp Teacher here at Progressive Union and the charming Tricialyn who is the Director of Nursing at Magnolia Trace, Rehabilitation and Assistant Living Community. Through them I have been blessed with two son-in-laws, seven grandsons and one granddaughter.
A Few of My Favorites Color: Blue
Book: The Elves and the Shoemaker Song:
Nobody Greater Than You Desert: Ice cream
Past Time: Watching HGTV & Life Time
Hello! I am Frances Bell, a member of Progressive Union and the Culinary Manager at The PUMBC – CDC. I love to read and I am a member of a book club called “Sister to Sister – Brother to Brother at the Public Library. I am a fan of the dance, “Chicago Stepping”. I love the Tennessee Titans and the Pittsburg Steelers Football teams.
Lead Teacher - Infants
Hi, I’m Ms. Fearn,
Lead - teacher in the infant room at PUMBC - CDC. I recently retired from Huntsville City Schools after 33 years working with Special Needs Children; that job was one of the highlights of my life; to see the joy on their faces when they accomplish a task they didn’t know they could do. I truly enjoy being with the infants, every day is a learning experience.
I’m a member of Chelsea CDCA where Terrance Haley is Pastor. I’m a native of Huntsville, a divorcee, a mother of 3 adult son’s & 5 grand-children.
I am part time teacher of the TNT 2 class and Part Time Assistant Director of the Child Development Center at PU. I have a background in Early Childhood Education. It is a thrill to develop the mind, body and soul of toddlers.
Working with children and having a positive impact on their life is very important to me. It is my objective and desire to prepare my students for what is to come.
I love getting children excited about the experiences that I provide them; to see learning take place with any child is the joy of my profession.
There is nothing I hold in greater regard in my professional career as the honor of facilitating discovery, learning, and developing independence in children.
I was born and raised in Boykin Alabama which is in Wilcox county.
My previous experiences working with children ranges from infant to grade twelve. I previously worked for God’s Creations Christian Daycare Center with toddlers from 2019 to 2020 until Covid-19 halted everything.
I also substituted as a teacher for elementary, middle school and high school students here in Huntsville.
I truly enjoy teaching the babies which requires lots of love and patience.
I enjoy cooking, reading and watching lots of television. I am very dedicated in doing the best job I can do.
My Goal is to touch each child placed under my care. Praying and planting the seed of love of Christ and hoping they will grow up to be a part of God’s family.
I also work as a Floater assisting other teachers when needed in their daily classroom agendas. Not only do I work with the children I also help with other projects such as putting equipment together for students, teachers and any equipment needed for daily activities that is used in the gym and classrooms. Which includes but not limited to chairs, desks, blocks and tables.
I just entered my first semester in my senior year at the Illustrious Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University where I am studying Construction in hopes of graduating next Fall. In my free time I enjoy playing video games, watching movies and spending time with my family.
Providing learning outcomes for my class is one of the many goals I cherish as a teacher. Moving them up the ladder to success is a journey that I take each day; a journey that I do not take lightly. Each child is unique and deserves the best opportunity for success. AND I AM HERE FOR IT!
My aim is to follow God’s command: “Train up a child in the way that he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it!” -- Proverbs 22:6
In my free time I enjoy working with Graphic Designs. I am also one of the leaders in our Worship Arts Ministry at my church which I enjoy. My favorite color is pink and I love to bake things…
I find it an inspiration everyday through working with kids because each and every student I have crossed paths with find it a joy to learn new things.