Bethesda Friends Meeting

Child Care for Infants through Pre-K

COVID-19 Meeting Information

Bethesda Friends are worshiping together

on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. in three venues

    1. Indoors at the Sidwell Friends Lower School Meeting House
    2. Outdoors on the breezeway at the Sidwell Friends Lower School, 
    3. Online via Zoom.  
    • Click here for more details and information about our weekly activities
    • Children's playground supervision is available for ages 3+ during 11:00 a.m. worship.   

    Child Care (6 mo through pre-K)
    BFM offers child care in the Sidwell Friends Day Care room on the lower level of the Meetinghouse.

    • Every Sunday during the 11:00 am Meeting for Worship for preschool age children (ages 6 mo until Kindergarten age)
    • During the monthly Business Meeting and other special events (such as weddings and memorial services) for children ages 6 mo through 6th Grade.

    On Sundays, please bring your child directly to the Child Care Room before Meeting begins.
    The room opens at 10:40 am. Pickup is at 12:20 pm.

    The child care room is staffed by an early childhood professional plus an adult volunteer. It has cribs and changing tables. There are a variety of toys as well as crayons, books, and play dough for different age levels. Snacks are water and Ritz or Graham crackers.

    To join the Child Care Volunteer List, please use the Contact Us form.

    More details about Child Care (pdf)
    Youth Safety Policy (2021; pdf)

    Volunteer to help the Child Care Providers

    There is a paid, professional child care provider in the Child Care Room each Sunday for children ages 6 mo up through pre-Kindergarten. If you've been attending BFM for 6 months or longer (or are a parent), you can volunteer as an assistant.

    Can you volunteer? Please fill out our "Contact Us" form.

    • Your name will be placed on the email request list, which is sent out once a month when volunteers are needed.
    • Feel free to indicate any future dates when you might be available to volunteer.
    • During the summer (after school ends when no First Day School program is held), and on holiday weekends, we combine our younger and older children (Kindergarten through Grade 6) with playground supervision.

    Bethesda Friends Meeting

    Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 30152, Bethesda MD 20824

    Our Meetinghouse is on the campus of the Sidwell Friends Lower School at the intersection of Edgemoor Lane and Beverly Road in Bethesda, Maryland

    We are a member organization of the Religious Society of Friends
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