Childcare Enhancement with a Purpose

CCEP (Childcare Enhancement with a Purpose), funded by Alabama DHR, offers free inclusion training to childcare providers statewide. CCEP utilizes experienced teachers and therapists to share simple, practical ways to work with and include children with special needs in childcare centers and family/group childcare homes.

This program offers:

  • A curriculum with a mulitdisciplinary approach which utilizes developmentally appropriate practices.
  • Free training funding for substitute teachers during training.
  • Educational kits.
  • Clock-hour credit approved by the Department of Human Resources.
  • Onsite consultation and technical assistance.
  • Workshops.
  • Other resources for assistance.

For more information about CCEP, contact UCP Huntsville at (256) 859-4900 or email

Read the CCEP Winter Newsletter 2ndQ FY21.

CCEP Teams by Counties Served

UCP of Huntsville/UCP Tuscumbia (Satellite Office)

Call 256-859-4900 to schedule free CCEP trainings in Madison, Morgan, Marshall, Limestone, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Colbert, Franklin, Marion, Winston, and Cullman counties.

United Ability

Contact Kelli Gerchow at 205-944-3969 or email to schedule free CCEP trainings in Walker, Blount, St. Clair, Jefferson, Shelby, and Chilton counties.

UCP of East Central Alabama

Call 256-237-8203, ext. 123, or email to schedule free trainings in Calhoun, Cherokee, Talladega, Cleburne, Clay, Randolph, Etowah, and Coosa counties.

UCP of West Alabama

Contact Paula Peacock at 205.292.4292 or to schedule free trainings in Lamar, Fayette, Pickens, Tuscaloosa, Bibb, Hale, Greene, Sumter, and Choctaw counties.

UCP Central Alabama/Montgomery Office

Call 334-271-2280 or email to schedule free trainings in Autauga, Dallas, Elmore, Montgomery, and Perry counties.

UCP Central Alabama/Auburn Office

Call Shea Thompson at 334-364-1847 or email to schedule free trainings in Tallapoosa, Chambers, Bullock, Lee, Macon, and Russell counties.

UCP of Mobile

Contact Samantha Davidson at 251-479-4900 or to schedule free trainings in Clarke, Washington, Marengo, and Mobile counties.

UCP of Mobile/Troy Office

Contact Judy Wells at 334-343-1598 (voice or text) and, or Jessica Adair at 334-372-7444 (voice or text) and to schedule free trainings in Barbour, Butler, Coffee, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Lowndes,  Pike, and Wilcox counties.

UCP of Mobile/Evergreen Office

Contact Kristin Hegji at 251-545-8473 (voice or text) and to schedule free trainings in Monroe, Conecuh, Escambia, and Baldwin counties.

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CCEP is a National 2014 Nina Eaton Program of the Year Award Recipient. The Nina Eaton Program of the Year Award recognizes a program of a UCP affiliate that has made an extraordinary contribution to the quality of life of people with disabilities, enabling them to become more independent, productive or integrated into the family or community through a particular program.