Southeastern Technical College

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Vidalia Campus
Library: Room 143, Administration Building
Computer Lab: Room 803, Gillis Building

Swainsboro Campus
Library: Room 2165, Instructional Building
Computer Lab: Room 8133, Building 8

Text Us @ 912-388-0343

For more information:

Leah Dasher
Director of Library Services
Vidalia Campus
Swainsboro Campus
(912) 538-3186


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Southeastern Tech Child Development Center

Southeastern Technical College’s Child Development Center is a unique program that serves the families of Southeastern Tech and the Swainsboro community.  We are a learning center focused on preparing children for success in all aspects of their lives. With strong support from the Early Childhood faculty, our program is a model training facility for college students under the supervision of highly qualified staff.

Mission Statement and Goals

The mission of the Southeastern Technical College Child Development Center is to foster a love of learning in every child we serve through exploration, play, and strong relationships, while also training the next generation of teachers through our role as a lab school.

In carrying out this mission/vision:

  • We constantly strive to make the environment safe, aesthetically pleasing, and stimulating to all senses.
  • We strive to make sure that each child is always learning by offering a curriculum that is hands-on, explorative, and developmentally appropriate.
  • We believe that the appropriate curriculum will address the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical needs of all children.
  • We believe in education and provide a staff that is committed to excellence by showing compassion, providing trust, demonstrating credibility, and respecting the diversity of each child.

Our goals are to:

  • Provide quality education for all children regardless of the child’s interest, abilities, needs, and background.
  • Give children the opportunity to solve problems, be creative, and build self-esteem.
  • Weave learning into all aspects of the day and respect the knowledge that each child brings to the classroom.
  • Demonstrate the highest standards of quality care and set the example for other child care programs.

Ages Served

1 year to 12 years

Hours of Operation

7:15 am - 5:15 pm


$60 Non-refundable Registration Fee
$0.30 center insurance per year (July to June)
$95 per week
$85 Sibling fee
$1 late pick-up fee for every minute after 5:15


Romper Room—ages 1-2 years old with 12 children and two teachers

Toddler Room—ages 2-3 years old with 14 children and three teachers

Preschool Room—ages 3-4 years old with 22 children and two teachers

After School—Pre-K to 12 years old, 12 children and one teacher


All of our staff meet the requirements set forth by Bright from the Start. Lead teachers hold a Bachelor’s Degree or an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or Child Development. Assistant teachers hold either a TCC, have an Associate’s Degree, or are currently enrolled in an education program. Each staff member attends multiple trainings throughout the year to ensure a high level of understanding of rules, regulations, and developmentally-appropriate practices.

Child Development Center Director: FaLana Ruffin
Child Development Center Assistant Director/Teacher: Brittany Carey
Child Development Center Teacher: Mallory Wheeler
Child Development Center Teacher: Sherry Scott
Child Development Center Teacher: Quantiana Royal
Child Development Center Nutritionist/Teacher: Annie Hill


Southeastern Tech Child Development Center - 2018 Calendar

Our center will be closed the following dates:

Jan. 15

MLK Holiday

Feb. 16

Staff Development

Apr. 5, 6

Staff Development

May 28


July 4, 5, 6


Sept. 3


Nov. 21, 22, 23

Thanksgiving Holidays

Dec. TBD

STC Day & Staff Development

Dec. 20 - Jan. 1, 2019

Christmas Holidays
Return Jan. 2, 2019


Contact Us

346 Kite Road, Building 4
Swainsboro, GA 30401
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