Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year! 

We will be open as usual for the 2021-2022 School Year!

Our office will be open on Wednesdays from 8 am-12 pm on Wednesdays during the summer.

Current Families: We will be emailing you information for the upcoming school year the week of August 9th.

We can’t wait to welcome your children into the BCDC Family!

New enrollments begin all programs on the first day of the week.  All paperwork and payments must be in the office by noon on Wednesday to begin the next week.  Any enrollments arriving after noon on Wednesday will begin the first day of the following week.

Call the office at (302) 378 – 8435 for further information, to set up tours, and to check on program availability.

2021/2022 School Year

Welcome to Bethesda Child Development Center

We currently have openings in the following programs:

1-Year-Old Program:

  • Monday-Friday 9am-12pm – waitlist
  • Monday-Friday 9am-3pm – waitlist
  • Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:00pm – waitlist

2-Year-Old Program:

  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9am-12pm – Waitlist
  • Monday-Friday 9am-12pm – Waitlist
  • Monday-Friday 9am-3pm – Waitlist
  • Monday-Friday 7am-5pm – Waitlist

3-Year-Old Program:

  • Tuesday/Thursday 9am-12pm – Waitlist
  • Monday-Friday 9am-12pm – 2 spots left!
  • Monday-Friday 9am-3pm – 2 spots left!
  • Monday-Friday 7am-6pm – Available for Purchase of Care & 1 spot left!

4-Year-Old Program

  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9am-12pm – Waitlist
  • Monday-Friday 9am-12pm – 2 spots left!
  • Monday-Friday 9am-3pm – 3 spots left
  • Monday-Friday 7am-6pm – Available for Purchase of Care & 3 spots left!

Before/After Care:

We service:

Spring Meadow Early Childhood Center

Brick Mill Early Childhood Center/Brick Mill Elementary School

Townsend Early Childhood Center/Townsend Elementary School

Silver Lake Elementary School – 3 spots left!

Old State Elementary School – Waitlist

Meredith Middle School (up to age 12).

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

Lauren Cataldi-May, Center Administrator admin@bcdcde.com

Melanie Rowe, Preschool Coordinator preschool@bcdcde.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. Please contact the main office to set up preschool tours (via Zoom) and to obtain more information about school-age on-site programs. Main office hours are 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  Please leave
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