Our Mission and Philosophy

The Child Development Center is a mission of Manchaca United Methodist Church. Our program provides an exemplary educational program for infants, toddlers and preschool children in a positive, Christian environment.  

We meet the needs of the whole child  by providing learning experiences that encourage the physical, social, emotional, spiritual and cognitive development.


Our program is based on the knowledge that young children are active learners, involved in a process that uses all their senses as they talk, work, play and create with other individuals and materials.

Professionally trained teachers plan activities and create stimulating learning environments appropriate for the different developmental stages of a child’s life. Each child’s growth and education are nurtured in a stimulating caring learning environment.

Creativity and a strong sense of identity are developed as children are helped to feel good about themselves and their abilities. Appreciation and acceptance of diversity are encouraged as an integral part of all center activities.

Our center recognizes that working closely with parents through two-way communications and the establishment of mutual respect and support is necessary for our program to be successful.