Welcome to the Child Development Ministry! The Child Development Ministry (CDM) of First United Methodist Church of Myrtle Beach has a rich 40-year tradition of excellence in care and early education for children. Offering child care and preschool for children birth to age 5 and school-age care for children ages 5 to 13, CDM invites you to take a closer look at the quality care and education we provide for all God’s children. The Child Development Ministry is a Licensed Child Care Center of the S.C. Department of Social Services (License No. 17928) and partners with ABC Quality Care.

Hours: 7:00am – 5:30pm Monday- Friday

Telephone: 843-692-9272

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Infants & Toddlers
CDM’s infant program is based on the belief that infants are born wired for learning, yet vulnerable. Care teachers respond to young children’s individual needs with respect and care.
Preschool children are active learners, creating knowledge through daily experiences with materials and people. We know that learning is most meaningful when it happens during play, in the context of children’s everyday experiences.
School Age
CDM’s school-age program allows students to unwind after a busy school day, have time for homework, and then enjoy play. CDM’s summer program encompasses community service, community learning and field trips.

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CDM has become a second family to us! My two children absolutely adore every single teacher and staff onsite!
Jason and Kristine Blumling, CDM Parents
Where kids experience unconditional love at CDM!
Enid Roman, CDM Teacher
The professional training that CDM offers teachers has made me grow every day to better serve the children and their needs.
Monika Polena, teacher of two-year olds.
On Sept. 1st I will begin my 25th year working at CDM. The reason I love working here is because of the children. The infants are a joy to watch as they develop from needing their unsteady heads held to pulling up, crawling, and babbling.
Dot Amend, Care Teacher of Infants
CDM is not just a daycare, they are like family! They are loving, kind and selfless people that treat our kids like their own.

Keri Smith, mother of 2 boys