Bethune Early Child Development Nursery


For 75+ years, Mary McLeod Bethune Early Child Development Nursery, Inc. has provided a high quality child development program that is affordable and dependable for low income parents who are working and/or pursuing higher education.

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In the Coastal Bend, Bethune has led the way as the oldest child development center, the first state licensed child care agency for low income families, the first USDA Child Care Food Program working with the poor and the first integrated childcare program. Bethune adheres to the educational guidelines of The National Association for the Education of Young Children in providing high quality childcare to the low-income and disadvantaged families of the Coastal Bend. Bethune is currently licensed to serve 160 children (ages 0-12) in our three age appropriate buildings (Infant/Toddler, Pre-K and School Age) and multi-purpose building. (Open M-F from 6:30am to 7pm).
"Thanks to this funding I was able to have my kids at Bethune Daycare while I got myself a job as a file clerk at Coastal Compass. none of my accomplishments would've been possible without this funding. I am beyond grateful." -B. Cruz (mother of Angel, 4, Avaa, 2, and Aiden, 2 months)