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Program Components

BCDC strives to provide flexibility in its programming in order to accommodate each families needs. That is why we offer half and full day preschool programs for children ages 2 years old through 5 years old and before and after school programs in the Appoquinimink School District .

Preschool programs 20192020:

Two Academic Half Days   9:00 am – 12:00 pm

2 year old option: Tuesday/Thursday     

3 year old option: Tuesday/Thursday

Three Academic Half Days  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

3 year old option: Monday/Wednesday/Friday

4 year old option:  Monday/Wednesday/Friday

Five Academic Half Days     9:00 am – 12:00 pm

4 year old option

Five Academic Full Days    9:00 am – 3:00 pm

3 or 4 year old option

Five Academic Days PLUS Before/After School Programs  6:30 am – 6:00 pm

3 or 4 year old option


School Age Programs:  Silver Lake, Old State, Spring Meadow, Townsend and Townsend Early Childhood Center

Before School Program: 6:30am till school begins
After School Program: Begins when school ends till 6:00pm

BCDC currently operates the before and after school programs at the following schools in the Appoquinimink School District: Silver Lake Elementary, Spring Meadow Early Childhood Center, Old State Elementary, Townsend Elementary and Townsend Early Childhood Center. The school age programs utilize the School-Age Care Environment Rating Scale (SACERS) in order to provide quality programs because considering that our school-age child care programs enroll children from 5-12 years of age, it is essential to offer activities that meet the widely differing needs and interests of children over a 7 year age span. In order to accomplish this task the school-age programs use the SACERS criteria for developmental appropriateness for the program components. Quality indicators guide the program components and are based on research so that they reflect current ideas of what should be done in school-age child care programs to meet the developmental needs of children ages 5-12. The indicators are grouped under 6 subscales that include: space and furnishings, health and safety, activities, interactions, program structure, and staff development.