The DOCC at Darden


The DOCC at Darden


About Us

The Darden DOCC is a university affiliated drop-off childcare program located on East Carolina University’s campus in the Nancy Darden Center.

The DOCC at Darden is designed to help ECU faculty, students, faculty, and staff parents by providing childcare during the evening times of their day. We serve ages 1-8 years of age.

The DOCC is open throughout the school year and summer, Monday-Thursday, from 6 PM to 9 PM. The DOCC at Darden follows closely to ECU’s academic Calendar and closures.

The program focuses on providing developmentally appropriate drop-off childcare to families within the ECU community. We prioritize teaching every child in our care respect, kindness, and self-control in an environment with fewer distractions, more movement, and relational learning.

There are 5 staffed teachers who are all undergraduate or graduate students. We occupy two classrooms of the Nancy Darden Center. One classroom is for children one- to three-years-old, and the second classroom is for ages four- to eight-years-old.

Mission & Vision

Our mission is to provide high quality and dependable drop-off childcare during non-traditional hours to ECU staff, faculty, and student parents.

Our vision is to support academic success; to recruit and retain high quality staff, faculty, and student parents at the University.

How to Book

  • Schedule a date Monday-Thursday, 6PM-9PM for your child(ren) on bookings: DOCC Bookings PageYou must book each day and child separately in Bookings.
  • Fill out this form before your child’s drop off: DOCC Drop Off Form You only need to fill out the form once for your child(ren) and can put up to 3 children on one application.
    You must book each day and child separately in Bookings.
  • Pay before your child’s drop off: DOCC Store Page
    Below, click products, scroll down and click drop off childcare, complete payment process.

DOCC Disclaimer

The DOCC is licensed by the state of North Carolina to provide care for children ages 1-8 years old only. It is the parent/caregiver’s responsibility to provide accurate birthdates of your child(ren) on all enrollment documentation. The DOCC is not liable for children under one years old.


Find your affiliation to ECU to determine your price. For information on COMPASS click here.

Your total should reflect your affiliation to ECU, how many children you have, and how many days you are paying for.

COMPASS Student Parents
First child is free per day + $10 for each additional child per day.

Student Parents
First child is $15 per day + $10 for each additional child per day.

Faculty, Staff, and other ECU Affiliated Parents
First child is $30 per day + $15 for each additional child per day.

Refund Policy

To be eligible for a full refund, you have until 4:30PM the day of your scheduled child drop off to cancel through your bookings confirmation email or phone (252)-737-2731.

Space Details

We are located in the Nancy Darden Child Development Center, inside the Rivers building. The Nancy Darden Child Development Center (NDCDC) is NAEYC-accredited (National Association for the Education of Young Children) and has a 5-star rated license from the Division of Child Development and Early Education. The classrooms are Reggio Emilia inspired and the space is supplied with ample play materials and equipment.

Click here for our Parent Checklist

Contact Us

Please call the coordinator’s main line at (252)-737-2731 or email, if you are interested or have any questions.

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Brianna Webb
Human Develo and Family Science

Important Links

Child(ren) Drop Off Form

Bookings Page

Store Page

Feedback Survey