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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

ExCEL Award Winners
Posted on 26 March 2015 | 4:26 pm
Two of our Teaching Assistants were announced as 2015 College of Charleston Excellence in Collegiate Education and Leadership (ExCEL) Award recipients yesterday. Lydia Geathers was recognized as Outstanding Student from the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance and Aliah Muhammad Outstanding Student from Humanities and Social Sciences. We are not surprised at their selection […]
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We Need More Dirt
Posted on 25 March 2015 | 12:38 pm
So, the weather has turned and our winter outdoor activities have given way to increased interest in more digging – but guess what, the children have moved so much dirt over the past months that they decided they needed more to fill up holes and have a stockpile for the “next great idea”. Fortunately for […]
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