Who we are

Bethlehem Early Learning Center, commonly known as "BELC", is an outreach to the community of Bethlehem Church, located at 155 Linwood Avenue in Ridgewood, NJ. 


It is our belief that academic excellence can best be provided in a setting where the love of Jesus is both taught and demonstrated.  Although our church is of Lutheran denomination, our school welcomes students of any race, color, religion and national or ethnic origin.  If you do not have a home church or are interested in learning more about Bethlehem, please click here.





Our mission

Our mission is to model God's love while teaching. As a ministry of Bethlehem Church, our purpose is to show the love of Jesus to children and connect families to Christ in a caring educational community. Our goal is to help each child develop intellectually, physically, socially, emotionally and spiritually in an atmosphere of warmth and trust, with staff committed to excellence.









Bethlehem Early Learning Center

155 Linwood Avenue

Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Phone (201) 444-6678

Fax (201) 444-7087

Email 155belc@optimum.net

Follow us on  and  @ BelcSocial 

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.