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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

Welcome Back!
Posted on 29 August 2016 | 8:52 pm
Welcome to all our returning and new families! Week 1 is in the books – separation tears are dried and we are on to the serious business of picking the brains of the amazing little people entrusted to our care. Many thanks to Steph, Phyllis, Mary, Ryan, and Catherine and all our student staff for […]
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It’s the year of the monkey:)
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 5:31 pm
Two of our families planned and shared activities with our children to celebrate Chinese New Year’s this week. They helped the children make delicious dumplings, and did a fun and informative presentation.  We loved the short video that showed the monster, Nian, trying to invade the city!  The legend is that the only way to get […]
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