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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

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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“This is why we are all dirty today”
Posted on 20 June 2014 | 9:06 am
Ms. Jane brought red clay back from the upper part of the state to school today (Wednesday, June 18). She and Ms. Mary only intended for the children to sift it today. Oh well, suddenly they had children becoming paleontologists, pizza makers, and bakers of all sorts; they set up a lemon- aide stand and […]
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