*Now accepting applications in our 3-, 4- and 5-year-old classrooms! If you’re interested, you can visit us in the H Building or call (910) 642-7141, ext. 361.

Our Mission

The mission of the Early Childhood Education Lab is to provide exemplary early childhood education for the children of students, staff and faculty of Southeastern Community College, and the surrounding community by offering a model program tailored to ensure the quality of a child’s daily experiences while building a foundation for future learning.

The Early Childhood Education Lab maintains a five star rated childcare license from the Division of Child Development. The lab is located in the H Building on SCC’s campus. It is available to all faculty, students, and the surrounding community residents and serves children 3-5 years of age.

The SCC Early Childhood Education Lab is a lab preschool that serves as a component of the instructional program for students in the Early Childhood Education Department, as well as other programs at Southeastern Community College. With this opportunity comes the benefit of having students participate in and observe classroom settings. This offers a hands-on approach to learning and is tremendous teaching tool for the entire college.

Our staff welcomes and encourages you to visit our facility and enroll your child today!

Our Philosophy

The Early Childhood Education Lab at SCC provides a well-balanced, developmentally appropriate program for each child in a loving, nurturing, and safe environment. It is our philosophy that children learn best through creative, hands-on play in a setting that is rich with learning opportunities. We provide an environment that fosters children’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional growth.

Each of us thinks of ourselves as a community of caregivers, invested in the success of every child. The important role of parents and families in determining what is best for their child is honored and encouraged. We recognize and respect the uniqueness and potential of each child. Cultural diversity is viewed as enriching our program, and strive for open and respectful communication that helps guide us to respond to the diverse needs of the children and families in our program.

Family Information

Resources

Fall & Spring Hours

  • Monday – Friday
  • 7:20 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Summer Hours

  • Monday – Thursday
  • 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. (College and Lab closed Fridays)

Mailing Address

Early Childhood Education Lab

Sheila Miller

P.O. Box 151

Whiteville, NC 28472

Contacts

Natalie Rackley

Early Childhood Education Instructor

(910) 642-7141, ext. 376

M Building, room 107D

natalie.rackley@sccnc.edu

Sheila Miller

Early Childhood Education Lab Administrator

(910) 642-7141, ext. 361

H-Building, Rm 102

sheila.miller@sccnc.edu