Jesus told His disciples,
“For I have given you an example that you also should do just as I have done for you” (John 13:15, HCSB).
Jesus also directed His disciples,
"Let the little children come to Me, and don't stop them, because the kingdom of God belongs to such as these” (Luke 18:16, HCSB).
In response to Jesus' words, Middle River Baptist Church serves children and families in our community by providing an environment for children where they can experience healthy growth mentally, socially, physically, and spiritually. It is our firm conviction that by serving children in Jesus' name, we will contribute to their growth and teach them to be faithful to Jesus' command to love others as Jesus loves us (John 13:34).
As a ministry of Middle River Baptist Church, we exist to: (1) Worship God, (2) Proclaim Christ, (3) Teach His Word, (4) Live His Love, and (5) Actively minister to others.
Our purpose is to provide quality loving care and guidance so that each child enrolled may reach his/her greatest potential in all developmental areas—spiritual, physical, social, emotional and cognitive. We recognize each child’s uniqueness and work to ensure that each child develops a positive attitude toward learning. Basic non-denominational Christian principles and concepts are taught along with basic readiness skills needed to become a successful learner.
Your family is important to us!!
Parents are every child’s first and most influential teachers. We encourage families to partner with teachers to provide quality early care and education. Partnerships are encouraged through ongoing communication, volunteerism, holiday programs, field trips, family outings and events, and conferences. Be empowered in your child's education. Partner with your child's teachers.
We look forward to partnering with you to provide a secure foundation for your child to ensure successful growth and learning.
The Curriculum at Middle River Baptist Church’s Child Development Center is based on research that indicates the first five years of a child’s life are the most crucial for learning. It is during these years that the child develops the basic knowledge necessary for him/her to become a successful learner.
Our curriculum promotes emotional, physical, cognitive, social, language, and spiritual development and learning. We use the Maryland State Department of Education approved InvestiGator Club© curriculum for our three- to four-year-olds and our four- to five-year-olds and Healthy Beginnings: Supporting Development and Learning from Birth through Three Years of Age to frame and guide instruction for our infants and toddlers. Bible stories, music, activities, and character modeling encourage the integration of biblical principles into daily living.