Summer Session 2019 

Have you checked out BCDC’s Summer Session page? Click under Program Components to find the link to the Summer Session page for all your Summer Session needs!

** Week #1 is full. Please contact the main office to check on availability for weeks #2-10 in your child’s age group!! 


2019/2020 Before/After School Programs

The main office is also still accepting 2019/20 school year enrollments for our Before and After School programs in the following schools: Townsend, TECC and Spring Meadow.  Please contact the main office and we will gladly help you register your child.

1. Currently, Old State is at capacity, we will put your child on our wait list. 

        2.  UPDATE: Bethesda will not be the on-site before/after provider for Silver Lake in  2019/20.  We are very saddened by this news but understand the decision made by the Appo district. Thank you so very much to all of our families!


Any questions for either program, please call: (302) 378-8435 or email             or         or          


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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