Zelia Stephens Early Childhood Center
The Zelia Stephens Early Childhood Center at Alabama State University is located on Robert C. Hatch and Tuscaloosa Streets, directly behind the University House.
The Center is named for Zelia Stephens (Evans), a professor in early childhood education, who served the University for 22 years as teacher, department head, and the first director of the Center.
Our 15,000 square-foot facility includes four classrooms for children and an observation deck located on the upper level allowing observation of the children through a one-way glass. The structure is designed to have laboratory facilities for teacher training in early childhood education and other university students in addition, the facility includes: wellness room, laundry room, multipurpose room, conference room, faculty and staff lounge, administrative offices, media center, computer lab, and a fully equipped cafeteria.
The playgrounds service the physical needs of preschool children through first grade. The Early Childhood Center is in adherence with fire standards required by Montgomery County Fire Department and Alabama State University.
Message From the Director
On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Zelia Stephens Early Childhood Center, welcome to the 2016-2017 school year. We are pleased that you have taken the time to visit ZSECC website. ZSECC is an exceptional place for students ages 3, 4, 5, and 6. We are serious about education our early childhood students and addressing their unique needs of a preschooler as well. We strive to create an enviorment wher each and every student is give the attention necessary to achieve his/her individual success.
We are firmly aware that a strong partnership with our parents and community is an integral part of the culture of excellence that is promoted to ZSECC. We encourage parents to engage in ongoing community with teachers and staff regarding the needs of their child. We encourage parents to get involved with our PTO and work as a TEAM.
As always, if you have questions or concerns please do not hesistate to contact us.
- Sandra Hinton, Director
The Zelia Stephens Early Childhood Center features an experienced staff that includes Pre-k lead teachers, auxiliary teachers, a media specialist, a kindergarten teacher and a first grade teacher.
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