Elizabeth B. Sherman Child Development Center

Director/Business Manager:  Joan Caldwell

Staff/Curriculum Manager:  Beth Arnold

Administrative Assistant: Ashley Wilkins

Contact Information:

Phone – (540) 622-2503

Email – ebscdc@frumc.org

Front Royal United Methodist Church has been in the ministry of weekday Childcare and Development for over 50 years.  Both the Beginnings Program (6 weeks to 24 months) and the Foundations Program (2 years – 5 years) provide age-appropriate curriculum to help children develop a positive Self-Esteem and Christian values so they are ready to move onto Kindergarten.

Our Mission – To provide an atmosphere where children can explore, learn, and grow in a safe, stimulating Christian environment.  Our goal is to provide each child with positive experiences to reach his or her potential intellectually, socially, spiritually, emotionally, and physically.

Preschool (Morning only and Full Day) – Ages 3 – 6 years old

The Preschool program begins the academic year in September with the Teaching Foundations experience.  Teachers plan according to specific monthly objectives and themes.  Objectives have been set keeping in mind the “whole child” and preparation for Kindergarten.  The children will enjoy a balance of age appropriate small and large group times, self-choice center play, quiet activities, teacher-directed activities, gross motor games, and outdoor play.

  • Morning Preschool:  9 am – 12 pm
  • Full Day Preschool: 6 am – 6 pm

The preschool experience is complimented by the Extending Foundations program, to include summertime programming.  Intentional development continues into the summer through a more relaxing atmosphere.

Beginnings – Infants 6 weeks – 24 months

The Beginnings program plants the seeds of our foundations for our youngest children, infants through 24 months.  Children in this program enjoy a balanced schedule of small and large group activities, self-choice center play, quiet activities, teacher-directed activities, gross motor games, and outdoor play.

  • Full Time Beginnings: 6 am –  6 pm

Each program comes with it’s own set of fees that have been simplified.

More Information

Schedule a tour with one of our staff members at any time.  Our office is on the 2nd floor of the Education Building of the Front Royal United Methodist Church.  Please park in the main lot, come in through the double glass doors and take the elevator to 2R.  Our office is just outside the elevator on the right.

EBS CDC Tuition

EBS CDC Application

EBS CDC Parent Contract