Macfeat Early Childhood Laboratory School consists of three classrooms. The two preschool classrooms provide programs for children ages three and four and incorporate individualized curricula based on South Carolina Early Learning Standards. The multi-age kindergarten curricula encompasses the South Carolina State Kindergarten Standards. All three classrooms are designed with learning centers that foster independence, creativity, collaboration and discovery.

Staffed by professional educators with advanced degrees, graduate and undergraduate students, and numerous volunteers, the school provides each child with a unique opportunity to explore, create, experiment, and build social skills through interactions with other children and caring, competent adults.

Macfeat is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), an organization that recognizes outstanding early childhood programs which meet national standards of quality.

Program Goals

  • Macfeat students will develop intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally in a holistic environment designed to promote cooperation and critical thinking skills. 
  • Macfeat families will find support in the exploration of ways to best meet the developmental and educational challenges facing parents of young children. 
  • Winthrop University students will observe best teaching practices in Macfeat, helping to prepare them as educators. 
  • Winthrop University faculty will be provide a research center to assist them in professional development.

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