Child Development Center

Child Development Center
The longest-running childcare center in Belmont, 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.


The CDC offers full-day classes for children 6 weeks old until Kindergarten, Monday through Friday, from 7am to 6pm – 52 weeks per year – with the exception of ten scheduled holidays and days out due to inclement weather. We also offer half day classes from 9am to 1pm, Monday through Friday. In addition to these services, we provide after-school care from Belmont Central and Page Elementary Schools and a Summer Session for school-age children.


Along with a genuine love for children, teachers are also required to stay current with classes annually. All staff members are certified in both CPR and First Aid. Teachers must pass a strict background check.


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.


For more information on the Child Development Center, contact Heather Gaskins: 704-825-4634 or