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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.

ECDC Celebrated its 40th Anniversary in 2014-2015

We held several events over the course of the 2014-2015 year to commemorate the founding of our program in 1974, including:

  • Homecoming Party for alumni, families, and friends
  • Three-part film/discussion series on the value & dimensions of play
  • Design for a research initiative to compile longitudinal data on ECDC students

cutting birthday cake

To learn more about what we do, you can also keep up with ongoing news postings on this page and/or follow us on Facebook (via link at bottom of page)

Early Childhood Development Center News

Getting Ready
Posted on 24 November 2015 | 2:29 pm
Today is our Thanksgiving celebration – the children have been busy making the food, decorations, and talking about what the holiday means to us. Seashells (2’s) snapped beans, always a good fine motor activity and they like to listen for the “snap.” Sunflowers (3’s) made pumpkin muffins, which requires following a recipe and calling on […]
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Boo to you too:)
Posted on 30 October 2015 | 8:15 pm
Oh my, it’s that bestest, funnest day ever, again – how did the year go by so quickly as I thought we just did this? The ECDC kids showed up in their scariest, most beautifullest, or most powerfullest garb today (parents and teachers, too) and we were off on our annual prance around campus to show […]
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