Child Development Center

CDC Purpose, Mission, and Philosophy

The purpose of the First United Methodist Child Development Center (CDC) is to provide the children of our church and the community with a strong Christian education in a loving and nurturing environment. Our goal is to help our students develop in five areas: spiritually, intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically. Our state-licensed program is open to all children regardless of racial, economic, or religious background. We believe that children learn best through play. We provide inside and outside activities developmentally appropriate for each age level. These activities are designed to teach the whole child and give them the tools to be successful in their future school endeavors.

Child Development Center History

First United Methodist Church Belmont's Child Development Center opened in 1976 and is the oldest established childcare center in Belmont. Our center is a non-profit organization and is governed by the CDC committee, which consists of elected church members and a parent representative.

Our Staff

We have experienced teachers who are trained in First Aid/CPR, SIDS, Abuse and Maltreatment, and Child Development. They attend professional development courses throughout the year to enhance their knowledge of young children and learn new classroom techniques. Teachers speak with families daily about the development and growth of their child. Parent conferences are held twice a year and at other times as needed. Our teachers must pass a strict background check.


For more information on the CDC contact:
Heather Gaskins

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