Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!

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

2-Year-Old Program:

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

3-Year-Old Program:

  • Tuesday/Thursday 9am-12pm – Waitlist
  • Monday-Friday 9am-12pm
  • Monday-Friday 9am-3pm
  • Monday-Friday 7am-6pm

4-Year-Old Program

  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9am-12pm – waitlist
  • Monday-Friday 9am-12pm – 1 spot remaining!
  • Monday-Friday 9am-3pm – 1 spot remaining!
  • Monday-Friday 7am-6pm – 1 spot remaining! 

Before/After Care:

We service Spring Meadow Early Childhood Center, Brick Mill Early Childhood Center, Silver Lake Elementary School, Old State Elementary School, and 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

Lizzie Dennis, School Age Coordinator coordinator@bcdcde.com

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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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