Welcome to the ECDC

The Early Childhood Development Center is a ‘living laboratory’ where adults as well as children come to learn. We believe that we learn from the children just as much as they are learning from us. The program is designed to promote the development of the total individual by enhancing children's skills through play.

News & Events

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UM-Flint Donation Drive Impacts Early Childhood Programs

The Human Resources Department recently presented donations to the ECDC and continues to accept donations. Read More!

Cummings Early Childhood Center secures additional funding for its ‘innovative, whole-family approach’

Cummings Early Childhood Center secures additional funding for its ‘innovative, whole-family approach’

The Cummings Great Expectations Early Childhood Center has secured additional funding to continue the innovative and high-quality services it provides to Flint families.

In the News: UM-Flint’s early childhood educators making an impact; youth basketball camp

In the News: UM-Flint’s early childhood educators making an impact; youth basketball camp

Recent news stories highlighting campus happenings and the expertise of UM-Flint faculty.

UM-Flint hosts inaugural Michigan Early Childhood Policy Summit

UM-Flint hosts inaugural Michigan Early Childhood Policy Summit

The summit brought together over 200 attendees, including elected officials, education experts, and other leaders in various fields.

UM-Flint’s early childhood education expertise featured at Wolverine Caucus

UM-Flint’s early childhood education expertise featured at Wolverine Caucus

Robert Barnett, Dean of the School of Education & Human Services, and Amy Hesse, Central Administrator of Cummings Great Expectations Early Learning Center, will be the keynote speakers at the Wolverine Caucus event March 13 in Lansing.