Welcome to Bethesda Child Development Center. Our motivation to provide quality Christian care comes partly from the scripture in which Jesus states,
Suffer the little children, and forbid them not to come to me: for as such is the kingdom of heaven.
Through the enabling of the Lord Jesus Christ, we provide a Christian atmosphere where the children are able to develop respect and appreciation for each other, themselves, and the world around them. It is our desire and prayer that this ministry be effective in meeting child care needs and helping to resolve issues facing families within this community. As we do all things through Christ, we make an effort to partner with family members within our community, and together become closer in fellowship with God. We are thankful for the families that God sends us to walk along side of, and realize that without being unified in prayer, effort, and the grace of God, our child care center would not exist.
Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
Bethesda Child Development Center is an extension of the ongoing ministry of Bethesda Community Church. Bethesda Community Church has been an active part of the community for over 60 years. Bethesda has its roots in early revival meetings, in the stockyards, and was later called “Northside Assembly of God.” Bethesda CDC, previously known as “Wee Wisdom Daycare” was founded in the fall of 1977, with the goal of reaching the church of the future… our children. Since then, enrollment has steadily increased, as the surrounding community has become aware of our services and quality care. Our desire for this ministry has been and still is, to bring praise and glory to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ while ministering to the childcare needs of our surrounding community.
I will be their God, and they shall be my people. II Corinthians 6:16
Our goal is to aid each child in their individual development… spiritually, academically, physically, emotionally, and socially. The children are challenged to progress at their own rate toward cognitive development, with enriched experiences promoting self discipline.
All employees at Bethesda Child Development Center follow a code of conduct, which includes portraying an example of Christ, treating the children with respect, using positive means of discipline, practicing good hygiene, being confidential with sensitive information, and providing a safe and challenging environment for the children.
Bethesda CDC mandates the following supplementary educational requirements for all staff members:
- Annual CPR and First Aide Certification
- Mandatory monthly staff training meetings
- Extensive pre-service training
- Minimum of 20 hours of continuous education per year
- Orientation from the centers administration on knowledge of early childhood care and Bethesda CDC’s higher level of care
- Additional out-sourced training from Texas State recognized childhood care training centers
The Director meets qualifications and assumes the responsibility for the safe, efficient, and financially sound operation of services provided by Bethesda Child Development Center in accordance with the policies of Bethesda Community Church. The administrative team maintains and exceeds compliance with the Minimum Standards for Child Care Centers of the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services. Additionally, the management team maintains compliance with health, state and fire safety regulations.