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Vidalia Campus
Library: Room 143, Administration Building, 912-538-3132
Monday & Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Computer Lab: Room 803, Gillis Building
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Swainsboro Campus
Room 2301, Instructional Building
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

All campus libraries are closed between semesters.

Text Us @ 912-388-0343

For more information:

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

Melany Bowen
Assistant Librarian, Evening
Vidalia Campus

Cassandra Hall
Assistant Librarian, Day
Swainsboro Campus
(478) 289-2322

Kaye Wickstrom
Assistant Librarian, Evening
Swainsboro Campus
(478) 289-2322


Public Services

Public Services

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Swainsboro Child Development Center

Southeastern Technical College’s Child Development Center is a unique program that offers child care to Southeastern Tech students, faculty, and staff and other children in the community.  We are a learning center and focus on an established curriculum to prepare children for Pre-K.  Our program is a model training facility for college students under the supervision of highly qualified staff, with strong support from the Early Childhood faculty.

We are located in Building 4 on the Swainsboro campus on 346 Kite Road. Our phone number is (478) 289-2241.

Year End Program 2013 Video

Mission Statement and Goals

The mission/vision of the Southeastern Technical College Child Development Center is to serve as a lab school for Early Childhood Care and Education students and to provide the highest quality care and education for all children in its care.

In carrying out this mission/vision:

  • We constantly strive to make the environment safe and aesthetically pleasing and stimulating. 
  • We strive to make sure that each child is learning what is developmentally appropriate for their age by offering a variety of hands-on, daily-life-related, play-centered activities.
  • 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. 
  • We believe that parents need to be kept informed and have opportunities for involvement in classroom activities.

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, to be creative and build self-esteem.
    • Weave learning that takes place at home and continue it during the early years.
    • Demonstrate the standards of quality care in the area and to 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 16 children and three teachers

Preschool Room—ages 3-4 years old with 20 children and two teachers

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


Lead teachers hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or Child Development while assistant teachers have a minimum of a diploma in Early Childhood from Southeastern Tech.  Students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education Department also supervise in the classrooms.  Staff are certified in CPR and First Aid.

Director: Gena Sapp, M.S. Ed.

Romper Teachers: Courtney Rowland, Associate Degree in Early Childhood and Cera Scarborough, ECCE Diploma

Toddler Teachers: Shameka Bethea, B.S. Child Development, Cassie Williams, ECCE Diploma, Tondra Early, ECCE Diploma

Preschool Teachers: Lindsey Howell, B.S. ECCE and Valerie Douglas, B.S. ECCE

After School Teacher: Louise Mack, ECCE Diploma

Assistant:  Haley Screws

Nutritionist: Patricia Hancock                            


Southeastern Tech Child Development Center
2013-2014 Calendar

Our center will be closed the following dates:

July 4, 2013

4th of July

Sept. 2, 2013

Labor Day

Oct. 14

Columbus Day - In Service

Nov. 27-29, 2013

Thanksgiving Holidays

Dec. 20, 2012

Close at 12:00

Dec. 23-Jan 1, 2013

Christmas Holidays

Jan. 2, 2013

Center Reopens

Jan. 20, 2014


May 26, 2014 Memorial Day

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