Our Office hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 am- 3:00 pm

Please email or call the office for information on our programs, openings, and tuition costs.

Melanie Rowe, Center Administrator admin@bcdcde.com 302-378-8435

*We try our best to answer all emails and voicemails within 1 business day. 

2024-2025 Preschool Programs: 

We currently offer part-time and full-time programs for children ages 1-5.

Full Time:


9am-3pm- Waiting List, all ages

7am-5:30pm- Waiting list, all ages

Part Time:

Monday-Friday 9am-12pm- Waiting list, all ages

Tuesday/Thursday 3’s 9:30am-12:30pm- Waiting list

Monday/Wednesday/Friday 4’s 9:30am-12:30pm- Waiting list

Please contact the center for pricing and availability at 302-378-8435 or email Melanie at admin@bcdcde.com.

*Our part time program availability may change based on program needs. Any family who is affected will be notified. 

Before/After Care Programs:

We currently offer a school-age before and after care program on-site at Spring Meadow Early Childhood Center as well as Appoquinimink Preschool Center. Please call or email for availability. 



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 a before and after-school care program in the Appoquinimink School, Spring Meadow Early Childhood Center.  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 activities, arts and crafts,
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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 and to obtain more information about school-age on-site programs. Main office hours are 8:00 am – 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday.  Please leave a message
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