2019/2020 Before/After School Programs or Preschool Classrooms

As of (9/5/19) waiting lists are being utilized for both the preschool and before/after school programs. All previous waiting list families have been contacted about any available roster spots. At this time, BCDC will not be looking at our waiting lists until school has been in session for at least 2 weeks to see if there are any available spots in our programs.  At that time we will reach out to the families who are next on our waiting list to fill any spots that may have become available.  There is no guarantee that any spots will become available in any of our programs.  BCDC programs fill quickly and any spots will be filled by the next available waiting list applicant that returns proper paperwork and fees in the designated time-frame given by the office.

Thank you,

BCDC Office


 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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