Greetings from the director!

Dear Parent,

During the past 20 years that I have been in children's work at Brentwood, I have learned that nothing is more rewarding than planning for the development of children and then seeing those plans come to life. I get to watch children grow into fine youngsters who make wonderful contributions to our communities and our church.

After a considerable amount of work and prayer, we are happy to introduce our childcare programs to you. I want you to feel comfortable and confident that your child is being well taken care of when they are in the center. My door is always open for you.

Thank you in advance for your support and your prayers.

Doris Gardner Ratliff

Executive Director

Doris Gardner Ratliff

Executive Director

Cheryl Kimbrel


Child Development Center

About the Center for Child Development

The Doris Gardner Ratliff 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.

Sunday Service Child Care

Sunday: 10am
for children ages 0-5 pre-kindergarten

Weekdays: 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm
for children ages 0-12 if their parents are attending activities held at Brentwood.


Monday - Friday: 6:30 am - 6:00 PM
For children 0 -5

A preschool curriculum is offered, along with Chapel, field trips and nutritious snacks and meals.

Drop-in Service

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.

Fee: based on hourly attendance and reservations are required.

Rat Camp

For children ages 3 - 12.

A 10-week summer program for children of church members and the community.

The program includes arts and crafts, field trips, basketball, tennis, golf clinics and more.
Fees: announced each year.

Birthday Parties

Held on Saturdays at the center.

Fee: based on the number of children in attendance.

Four types of parties are offered:

Tea Party

Super Heroes Party

Cake and Ice Cream Party

Pizza Party