2019/2020 Before/After School Programs or Preschool Classrooms

Please contact the main office for program availability. At this time (8/15/19) waiting lists are being utilized for both the preschool and before/after programs. All previous waiting list families have been contacted about any available roster spots.  When spots become available the main office will continue to follow through and contact families on our waiting lists throughout the academic year.

      NEWS: Bethesda will NOT be the on-site before/after provider for Silver Lake in  2019/20.  We are very saddened by this news. Thank you so very much to all of our families!


 Questions for any of our programs, please call: (302) 378-8435 or email

admin@bethesdapreschooldelaware.com             or
assistant@bethesdapreschooldelaware.com         or                    coordinator@bethesdapreschooldelaware.com


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 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 school program begins
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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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