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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 Celebrates 40th Anniversary in 2014-2015!

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

  • Friday, October 3, 2014    4-7:30PM     Drop-in Homecoming Party @ ECDC - All alumni, families, friends invited!!!
  • Wednesdays October 22, January 22, and April 15 - Three-part film/discussion series on the value & dimensions of play
  • Research initiative to compile longitudinal data on ECDC students

Check in periodically here or on our Facebook page (see link at bottom of page) for updates!

Early Childhood Development Center News

Happy Birthday, chicks!
Posted on 30 October 2014 | 11:43 am
After waiting for 21 days (an eternity for four/five year olds), small group time this morning was entirely spent observing our second chick emerge from the shell, and recording/discussing observations. The first one was out when they got to school and it was obvious from the rockin’ and rollin’ that another was imminent. The children […]
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National Service Day – Vertical Garden Installation
Posted on 11 September 2014 | 4:38 pm
  Today is National Service Day. Lexa Keane, urban gardening coordinator in our Grounds Department, knew from her supervisor Paty Cowden that we were interested in the concept of ‘vertical gardening.’ She teamed up with Allyson Bloom, Americorps VISTA, who helps create one-time service events for the Center for Civic Engagement. They proposed a project […]
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