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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

Processing the Flood – Pt. 2
Posted on 8 October 2015 | 8:27 pm
Yesterday and today, some of the children in the Butterfly (4/5K) class have also been building a very large structure they call the “Safety Service” and/or the “Rescue Service.” I asked Tessa and Isabel to explain what they were doing and they told me that it was a very high, high tide – it would […]
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Processing the Flood Pt. 1
Posted on 8 October 2015 | 7:31 pm
We’ve been back to school for 3 days since the extreme rains and flooding that came to our community. We’ve noticed the children processing this experience in many different ways. Twos: On Tuesday, most of our two’s were very “out of sorts” – they seemed a bit disoriented, cried a lot, and wanted “mama.” We […]
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