The Greenville Technical College Child Development Center (CDC) provides a training ground/lab school setting for students enrolled in the Early Care and Education program, while providing quality child care for children six weeks through five years of age. The center’s program revolves around the philosophy that each child has the right to be cared for in a nurturing environment, and that children learn through play and hands-on experiences. Child care services at our nationally-accredited center are available for Greenville Tech students, faculty and staff, and the community.
For more information, call (864) 250-8080.
The Child Development Center operates five days a week, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. approximately 48 weeks of the year. The center normally closes two weeks in December, a week for Spring Break, a week in July and other holidays and staff development days as noted on the annual operational calendar. The Center is always open when GTC classes are in session.
The CDC does not offer drop-in or part-time care - only full-time care is available. Parents may however, bring their children for all or part of the day.
The Center has five classrooms as follows:
6 wks - 1 yr
1 yr - 2 yrs
2 yrs - 3 yrs
3 yrs - 5 yrs
3 yrs - 5 yrs
The curriculum of the Child Development Center is the Project Approach, which allows the teachers to enrich the curriculum with some Reggio Emilia inspired practices.
- The teachers listen to the children's interests to inspire the topics chosen for study.
- Teachers encourage children to question and investigate solutions to solve problems they encounter.
- Children in the center learn through play in the various centers in the classrooms. Through play, children gain social skills, problem solving skills, and knowledge about their environment.
- Teachers also demonstrate negotiating skills to encourage children to use their words and express feelings and needs to their peers. When a child is unable to share their words, the teacher is able to guide the child through the process or speak for the child.
The Child Development Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) through August 2014.
As a NAEYC accredited program, the CDC meets a high quality standard by:
- Building positive relationships with teachers, families, and children to encourage friendships and partnerships.
- Providing a curriculum that promotes cognitive, emotional, language, physical, and social development.
- Teaching a way that fosters a positive learning environment, a caring community, proper supervision, and developmentally appropriate, meaningful experiences.
- Providing on-going assessment of each child's development.
- Providing a safe and healthy environment where the children are well supervised and provided with the proper nutrition for healthy development.
- Staffing the CDC with well-trained Early Care and Education staff that are qualified and knowledgeable to promote age appropriate development of the children in our care.
- Maintaining open communication with all families in the program, as well as provide opportunities for parents to be actively involved in the education of their children.
- Building relationships with the surrounding community to enhance the program's goals.
- Providing the children with a safe and healthy physical environment.
- Implementing high quality care policies and procedures to ensure the quality of the program.
Greenville Technical College students are given first priority, followed by Greenville Technical College faculty, staff and community.
The CDC works from a waiting list. It is imperative that you request an application for child care from the CDC and return it promptly in order to be placed on the waiting list.
Greenville Technical College Child Development Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, physical disabilities, or political affiliation.
Yellow, Purple, and Green Rooms (Under 3 years of age): $650 per month
Red and Orange Rooms (3 years and over): $600 per month
Enrollment Fee: $300 upon enrollment
Annual Registration fee for currently enrolled children: $150 annually
Fees are payable to the GTC Child Development Center on a monthly or bi-monthly basis. A monthly fee schedule is provided to all parents. There are no reduced fees for students, faculty or staff. (Fees are subject to change.)
The CDC does accept childcare vouchers through the ABC Voucher Program. Call the ABC Voucher Program at 1-800-476-0199 for further information and for program qualifications.
The CDC is on the USDA food program and offers breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack for all children.
The CDC does not provide diapers or wipes for children. These are the responsibility of the parents.
Assistance with the cost of childcare while students are in day classes may be provided by the Transitions Program. Participants must be low income and receiving Pell funds. Only those who fall within the following categories may apply: single parents, those who are separated, divorced, widowed, or have disabled husbands, and non-traditional students. A non-traditional student is one who is studying to enter a job market predominantly held by the opposite sex, such as, males entering nursing and females entering the welding profession. To find out if you qualify call (864) 250-8309.
Student Support Services
Temporary financial assistance may also be available through Student Support Services. Applications accepted from enrolled students only. To find out if you qualify, call (864) 250-8432.