Our daycare program was established in 1970 and is the longest running tribally owned daycare in the state of North Carolina. The daycare was initially located at New Hope Baptist Church and directed by Ms. Priscilla Jacobs. In 1974, the tribe received a state grant to break ground on the building that the daycare is located in today. Since that time the daycare has hosted three directors: Ms. Brenda Moore, Ms. Shirley Freeman, and currently Ms. Linda Patrick. All of our directors are matriarchs in our tribal community, charged with raising the tribes youth. Over the past 49 years, the Waccamaw Siouan tribal community has rallied around the daycare in times of need and hardship. The resiliency and sacrifices of our people is the reason the daycare is still open today. Over the years, quilt raffles, food sales, community donations and teachers volunteering time and funds have contributed to continually providing the best care for our next generation. The Waccamaw Siouan Daycare would like to thank the community and our allies who have helped the tribe provide the best possible care to our youth.
The center serves infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, and is open from 6:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Our Daycare Center is a 3-star license facility with a capacity of 37.