Early Childhood Learning Center

The Fayetteville State University Early Childhood Learning Center, a child development and early childhood education center serving children from six (6) weeks through five years of age, is under the direction of the College of Education. It was established in the Fall of 1970 to provide early childhood education majors an opportunity to become familiar with young children and their characteristics. The Early Childhood Learning Center also has as one of its goals to provide a learning environment that will help young children develop to their maximum potential physically, intellectually, socially and emotionally.

Service

The Early Childhood Learning Center serves not only the University, but the Fayetteville community as well, through its acceptance of children of either sex, children from any ethnic or religious orientation and children with mildly handicapping physical and mental conditions.

The North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten (formerly More@Four) was started in August 2003. Eligibility for this program is: child must be 4 by August 31st of the current year, family gross income and service priority. It is a state-funded, community based pre-kindergarten program administered by the Partnership for Children of Cumberland County. This service is provided at no cost to eligible families. The NC Pre-Kindergarten is a high quality early childhood learning environment for children with developmental, social, and family risk factors that may affect their success in school.