Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year! 

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

Our Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 am- 3:30 pm

Please email us for information on our programs:

Melanie Rowe, Center Administrator admin@bcdcde.com

All new enrollments will start at the beginning of the week- no children will start in the middle 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.

2022/2023 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-Friday 9am-12pm – Waitlist
  • Monday-Friday 9am-3pm – Waitlist
  • Monday-Friday 7:30am-5pm – Waitlist

3-Year-Old Program:

  • Tuesday/Thursday 9:30am-12:30pm – 
  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9:30am-12:30pm –
  • Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm – Waitlist
  • Monday-Friday 9:00am-3pm – Waitlist
  • Monday-Friday 7:00am-5:30pm – Waitlist

4-Year-Old Program

  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9:30am-12:30pm – Waitlist
  • Monday-Friday 9:30am-12:30pm – Waitlist
  • Monday-Friday 9:30am-3pm – Waitlist
  • Monday-Friday 7:00am-5:30pm – Waitlist

Before/After Care:

We service:

Spring Meadow Early Childhood Center

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

Melanie Rowe, Center Administrator admin@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 Spring Meadow Early Childhood. Before school programs begin at 6:30 am and run until the beginning of school.  The after-school program begins at the end of the school day and runs until 6:00 pm.  Our programs engage the children in gross motor activities, teacher-directed
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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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