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Macfeat Early Childhood Laboratory School

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Awards and Recognitions

General Information

Lead teachers of each classroom are master early childhood educators with advanced degrees in their field. Undergraduate and graduate students assist lead teachers as they work together to support the growth and development of the whole child (intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally) using culturally relevant and sustaining practices. Macfeat provides each child with a unique opportunity to explore, create, experiment and socially interact with other children and caring, competent adults.

Macfeat Laboratory School uses the National Association for the Education of Young Children standards as a framework to guide our curriculum and program. We maintain an A+ rating from ABC Quality Rating System, demonstrating that our program goes above and beyond to provide an environment where children thrive. Macfeat is also licensed by the South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS).

Macfeat also serves as a research site. Throughout the school year, faculty members, graduate, and undergraduate students from various university departments spend time in Macfeat observing, participating and interacting positively with the children. Through such positive and varied experiences, children develop a sense of trust in the goodness and wonder of the world.