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

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.

UM-Flint Faculty Research Examines Teacher Identity

UM-Flint Faculty Research Examines Teacher Identity

Education professor Mary Jo Finney's research is helping students discover teacher identity through reflective digital storytelling.

UM-Flint Well-Represented at Successful Ed Tech Gathering

UM-Flint Well-Represented at Successful Ed Tech Gathering

UM-Flint education faculty and graduate students joined colleagues at the Institute for Innovation in Education's recent gathering focused on the benefits of “failure.”

kids tie-dying shirts

ECDC Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

The first week of May the ECDC took time out to thank their excellent teachers and staff with special meals and a variety of activities. Many dressed up for Camo Day, Highlighter/Neon Day, '70s Day which included tie-dying shirts, Twins Day, and PJ Day. All of them do so much for the children and love what they do!