Children’s Discovery Center is proud to be a member of the Mount Pleasant community.

A thriving town of about 90,000 people just across the bridge from downtown Charleston, Mount Pleasant is on several “best places to live” lists and for good reason. From our beautiful beaches and mild climate to the plethora of shopping and dining options. Mount Pleasant, South Carolina is not just a great place to be, but a wonderful place to raise a family.

History

Mount Pleasant is steeped in history. The earliest known inhabitants in this area are members of the Sewee Tribe, who lived along the Santee River before English colonizers settled here in the late 1600s. As part of South Carolina, one of the original thirteen colonies, Mount Pleasant has been a part of America since the very beginning.

In fact, Charles Pinckney, one of America’s Founding Fathers and a principal author of the U.S. Constitution, was from nearby Charleston and owned two properties in Mount Pleasant, including a 715-acre plantation known as Snee Farm. Today, 28 of those acres make up the Charles Pinckney National Historic Site where people can learn about its history and its significance to the rest of the state and country.

Outdoors

Surrounded by water with the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Wando and Cooper Rivers to the west Mount Pleasant is in the heart of the Lowcountry. This beautiful area is known for its wide range of outdoor activities like fishing, boating, and kayaking, as well as its world-famous resort destinations like Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head Island. And with its mild climate, residents and visitors can take advantage of these outdoor activities all year long.

Mount Pleasant also has several parks, including the 943-acre Palmetto Islands Country Park, a terrific place for the whole family to enjoy outdoor activities. The park has biking and hiking trails, lakes for kayaking, picnic sites, a dog park, and much more, including the seasonal Splash Island Waterpark.

Shopping and Entertainment

Mount Pleasant is a shopper’s haven with several malls and markets for everything from designer clothing to specialty shops. The Mount Pleasant Town Centre has more than 60 stores and restaurants, including a long list of dog-friendly establishments. The Shoppes at Seaside Farms is the place to go for home décor, specialty shops, and hair and beauty services. And The Market at Oakland has a great selection of stores and restaurants to choose from.

For the foodies, there’s an abundance of fine dining options in Mount Peasant, including Langdon’s Restaurant & Wine Bar, known for its steak and seafood options and rated Four-Diamonds by AAA. Other eating options include the Charleston Harbor Fish House, seaside eatery offering sustainable seafood and a stylish rooftop deck, and Topsail, a highly popular surf and turf restaurant.

Education

With two locations in Mount Pleasant, Children’s Discovery Center is the top choice for families who want the best for their child. We provide a high-quality early childhood education that is bolstered with a STEM foundation and facilitated through the world-renowned Reggio Emilia teaching philosophy. Our teachers are highly-trained and our beautiful campuses inspire and protect our students.

Come see for yourself what we have to offer you and your child. Call today to schedule a tour.

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