Child Development Center

The Child Development Center is an Arkansas-approved, developmentally-appropriate program that creates a partnership with families to provide quality care and education for children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age.

The CDC is also the only privately-funded 3 Star Better Beginnings program in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

We are located in the Christian Life Center building at at 218 Pratt Street, just behind the main part of the First United Methodist Church.  Please call LesLee today to make an appointment to tour our center!

Our director, Mandy Johnson, can be reached at (501) 318-1377 and at

Hours of operation are Monday-Friday from  7:30 am – 5:30 pm.

"Early bird" hours available at an additional cost


Adventures in Learning

State approved early childhood curriculum for children 3-5 years

Based on the Arkansas Early Childhood Education Framework Benchmarks and Kindergarten Readiness Indicators

For more information about Adventures in Learning,  click here.

Adventures for Toddlers

Based on the Arkansas Framework for Infant & Toddler Care Benchmarks

Provided for children ages 18-36 months

Visit their website.

WEE Learn

Faith-based curriculum is also provided for ALL our children from birth to age 5

Pre-K Enrichment Programs




Computer Technology


Learning Environment

Large, open classrooms with natural lighting

Classrooms arranged in learning centers

Music classroom for structured music program

Separate outdoor playgrounds for age groups

Gymnasium for indoor physical activities