Bright Beginnings Child Development Center

The idea for Bright Beginnings Child Development Center, BBCDC, started in 2008 as a ministry/outreach program of the Seward United Methodist Church. Initially, it was established as a daycare for infants but over the next 5 years, our program has expanded to provide nurturing care for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Families are the most important part of a child’s life, and as such, the BBCDC staff strives daily toward excellence in partnership with families. We truly believe in our mission:

Provide a loving, caring Christian environment that fosters individual and educational growth for each stage of a child’s development

We are so proud of all the youngsters who have been growing and learning with us over the years.


Our facility is fully licensed by the State of Nebraska as a child development center and meets the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services child care center regulations. BBCDC is licensed to care for up to a maximum of 40 youngsters at any one time in the following age groups:

  • 6 weeks to 18 months
  • 18 to 36 months
  • 3 to 5 years
  • Before/after school care
  • Summer care

BBCDC hours of operation are 6:00 am – 6:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Bright Beginnings Child Development Center welcomes the opportunity to tell you about our high quality program and answer any questions you may have. Contact our Director, to set up an appointment to learn more about our child development center and to tour our facility. We look forward to having you and your child join our special family.

Please contact us for more information.
Phone: (402) 643-2141 (during regular business hours)


Every child has a right to quality care. Our quality of care shows in the way your child grows.


Bright Beginnings Child Development Center is a ministry of Seward United Methodist Church which provides a quality, child centered, and developmentally appropriate environment for babies through school-age (~12 years old ) children, in a Christian focused setting.

We make use of the Creative Curriculum, which is endorsed by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). This curriculum focuses on children’s interests through longer studies using hands on areas of interest. All ages learn best through play and a good amount of time outside. Our classes are outside daily, enjoy music, share in God and Me time, participate in yoga, and enjoy special activities for all ages.

Our outside area is currently expanding with a new nature space to engage children in art, music, science, math, and dramatic play. This area is in memory of Jim and Jane Gardner, with gifts from their family and also an anonymous donor family.

We have teachers in all classrooms who genuinely love children and actively create an environment which stimulates both learning and creativity through play.

BBCDC offers an educational experience for all our students. We strive to develop the children in our care at every stage of their lives. All of our students are exposed to a variety of different learning activities which involve large motor, small motor, sensory, hands on, cognitive, technology and student-centered learning approach. Hands on learning is stressed in all our classrooms as well as community involvement.

Visit our Facebook page for examples of social times and special events.


The staff at BBCDC consist of the Center Director, classroom teachers, teacher aides, volunteers & cooks.

BBCDC Board of Directors along with the staff and congregation of Seward United Methodist Church support the mission of the child care center and work together to assure:

  • Compliance with all NE DHHS regulations.
  • Compliance with the Nebraska Fire Marshall and Health Department.
  • Personable, caring and trained staff & volunteers who have undergone extensive background checks.
  • Inviting classrooms that encourage an exploration and learning environment.
  • Our indoor and outdoor facilities are clean, safe, sanitary and properly equipped.