Providence Early 
Learning Center

                          Our goal is not to serve every child 
                                           ...but to serve each child.

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Opened in 1994 as a companion program to serve the needs of families at Hilton Head Prep and Sea Pines Montessori, Providence Early Learning Center has developed into a full-time child care program for all families of all faiths to have a safe, loving home-away-from-home.  We specialize in high-quality care from infancy to kindergarten.

Our current director, Cecile Bibaud, has over 25 years experience in the Early Childhood field. As a trainer and technical assistance provider through the South Carolina Center for Child Care Career Development, she has worked with centers throughout Beaufort County to improve the quality of their programs. Cecile is a tireless advocate for children.  

In addition to guidance from the director our staff attends training sponsored by Beaufort County First Steps, South Carolina's Program for Infant and Toddlers, and the South Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children.


We utilize Creative Curriculum┬«, including Creative Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers and Twos┬« assuring that our programming is effectively  providing the best possible opportunity for future success.


PELC is a pro-breastfeeding environment, allowing a place for mothers who can and wish to nurse their children to do so at the Center in a private space.   We have a full-size refrigerator/freezer in each of the infant rooms for proper storage of both breast milk and formula.

Our classrooms are fluid, meaning we consider a child's developmental level first and their calendar age second, while still maintaining proper DSS student:teacher ratios.    For example - we have one-year-olds in three different rooms, each best suited to meet that child where they are at this moment in time.

We Offer Full-Time care to meet the needs of working families  We do have limited availability for drop-in care when other area schools are closed. 

Please call us to schedule a tour! 843-842-5944.

South Carolina DSS License# 24090