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Early Childhood Development Center

The College of Charleston offers a unique experience for young children and its own students at the N.E. Miles Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC). Since the center’s founding under President Theodore Stern in 1974, our nationally accredited program has served as the demonstration program and laboratory school for the College as part of the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance. Learn more.

Early Childhood Development Center News

Cold rainy days not slowing down project work!
Posted on 18 March 2014 | 11:39 am
Lots going on today; it might be crummy outside but it’s as busy as can be indoors: Butterfly class is deep into a project that started with digging a hole on the playground and discovering “meteors” that has morphed into a full-blown investigation of many things related to outer space – rockets, gear, planets/solar system, […]
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Dirt & “loose parts”
Posted on 7 February 2014 | 6:08 pm
  We have been exploring the concept of “loose parts” for quite a while now – providing children with open-ended materials outside that they have to figure out what to do with. Loose parts currently on our playground include boulders/large rocks, tree parts of various kinds, large pieces of fabric, large wood boxes, corn cobs, […]
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