I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” is the mantra of Daria-Louise Darius, director of Berean Child Development Center (BCDC) in Atlanta, Ga., as she reflects on the growth and progress of the Center during the past few years.
On first impression, the Center is visually inviting, with a goal to provide a childcare center that values kindness and respect for each other in a nurturing and supporting setting. Darius explains, “We are very proud of our Center, and are anxious to make your child’s first learning experiences meaningful and happy. The choice to blend a Christian atmosphere with good learning materials, in a place that is fun and challenging for children, makes BCDC a special place. I am deeply involved in the children’s development in fun and learning. A recent (and ongoing) remodeling of the school had been a vision I had from God, and I’m grateful for the time, effort, and donations that have made this project possible. I had already developed a pre-conceived criterion for BCDC, which was based on God’s Word, ‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,’ Philippians 4:13. That bit of wisdom served as my guiding principle.
“The early years are critical in the life of a child and form the basis for character development and access in later formal education. Preschool is a great way to begin building the foundation of a child’s future. Established in 1962 as an extension of the Atlanta-Berean Church, the Center has now served the community for more than 54 years, and looks forward to many more years of service to the community. BCDC offers transitional experiences that extend the home into the school. As such, it provides a flexible program which considers the developmental stages of children, as well as their individual differences. In this environment, the children are stimulated to explore, think, discover, experiment, speak, manipulate, model, and create.
“Our Aim: To offer competent Christian child care for families of young children throughout the community.
“Our Philosophy: Cultivate the development of the proper balance with the spiritual, intellectual, physical, and practical aspects of life.
“Our Mission: Glorify God by partnering with families in our church and community to provide quality Christian childcare, education, and development opportunities that will honor our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
“Our Motto is Listen, Learn, and have Fun!”
The Center provides educational daycare programs designed for toddlers up to pre-kindergarten students. It offers a summer camp program designed for elementary children ages six to 12 years old. Also, the Center provides enrichment classes in music, Spanish, drama, and extra-curriculum in violin and soccer.
Visitors are welcome at BCDC. Call 404-799-7287, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Atlantic | December 2016