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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Is There a Pop Up School Near You?

The ECDC's Pop Up School program brings joyful learning into local neighborhoods. Check out our schedule!

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Accepting Applications from Families for Cummings Great Expectations

Through a partnership with UM-Flint and Flint Community Schools, the ECDC team now welcomes applications from families for Cummings Great Expectations. Click HERE to apply.

UM-Flint Early Childhood Major Tailors to Students’ Interests

UM-Flint Early Childhood Major Tailors to Students’ Interests

The UM-Flint Department of Education's new Early Childhood Studies major begins this fall.

Writing Camp Enhances UM-Flint Education Grad Program

Writing Camp Enhances UM-Flint Education Grad Program

The writing camp provides a unique teaching and learning opportunity for education graduate students.

UM-Flint Discovery Camp Youth Pay It Forward to Homeless

UM-Flint Discovery Camp Youth Pay It Forward to Homeless

Youth participating in Discovery Camp at the UM-Flint's ECDC planned and packed sack lunches to support Flint's homeless residents.

Expanded UM-Flint Preschool Program Impacts Flint Kids

Expanded UM-Flint Preschool Program Impacts Flint Kids

The free Great Expectations Early Childhood Preschool is impacting the lives of the Flint kids it serves.