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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

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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

HOORAY!
Posted on 20 January 2016 | 2:59 pm
Received notification of successful NAEYC re-accreditation today with nearly perfect scores! We are so happy and thankful to everyone who helped us with this as it is truly a team effort!
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DIY
Posted on 7 January 2016 | 8:12 pm
What a great first day back (so far!) – 4/5K teachers decided we needed some ramp-type material to add to the block center but instead of buying from a supply house, they went “DIY” and let the children have most of the control over the process. They bought stock cove-molding and put it on the […]
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