Bethesda is preparing for their Christmas shows on December 21, 2018.   Our families are invited to join us at 9:15 am in the main hall for the 2 and 3 year old program.  Then in the sanctuary at 11:00 am for the Christmas Story performed by our 4 year old classrooms.

Bethesda CDC and offices will be closed for Winter Break from December 22nd to January 1st.  All Bethesda programs and offices will reopen on January 2, 2019.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Love Where Your Child Learns!

The Bethesda Child Development Center is an outreach program of the Bethesda United Methodist Church. It is our mission to provide christian based academic programs that ready preschool children for kindergarten. We have a wide respect for different religions and cultures and strive to provide learning opportunities that children will apply to every day life.

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School Age Programs

Bethesda Child Development Center offers before and after school programs in several area Appoquinimink schools. Programs are available onsite at Silver Lake Elementary, Old State Elementary, Spring Meadow Early Childhood, Townsend Elementary and children from Townsend Early Childhood Center are included in the program at Townsend Elementary.   Before school programs begin at 6:30 am and run until the beginning of school.  The after
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Preschool Programs

Bethesda offers Christian based part and full time preschool programs for children 2 years old to 4 years old. The Creative Curriculum is utilized in the classrooms along with supplemental educational materials to enhance the curriculum and the learning experience.


Quick and easy registration & enrollment. Enrollment papers are available online via the Registration Forms tab on the red link bar and can be processed through the BCDC office.  All enrollment paperwork and payments must be submitted by noon on Wednesday for children to begin programs on the following Monday.   Please contact the main office to set up preschool tours and to obtain more information about school
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