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

intern at ECDC

Early Childhood Studies Minor Complements ECDC Intern's Goals

ECDC intern and psychology major Samantha Turner is pursuing a minor in early childhood studies from UM-Flint.

children selling items at fundraiser

ECDC Children Benefit from Pet Project Fundraiser

Read about the Cascata classroom's recent Pet Project, including the kids' collaborative efforts to make it a success with support from the local community. 

Apprentice Approach Helps UM-Flint Education Students Define Goals

Apprentice Approach Helps UM-Flint Education Students Define Goals

UM-Flint senior Anneke Hoogenstryd credits the education program for preparing her not only academically, but also for solidifying her career choice on a personal level.

UM-Flint Education Graduate Students Celebrate Reading Center Success

UM-Flint Education Graduate Students Celebrate Reading Center Success

Graduate students in UM-Flint’s literacy arts program recently celebrated the accomplishments of the children they have been working with in the school's Reading Center.

Education Students Collaborate in Mock Interviews at UM-Flint

Education Students Collaborate in Mock Interviews at UM-Flint

Being interviewed by UM-Flint education specialist candidates is exactly the kind of experience undergraduate education students need before graduating in May.

UM-Flint Physical Therapy Helps ECDC Children Thrive

UM-Flint Physical Therapy Helps ECDC Children Thrive

UM-Flint second year physical therapy students work with infants, toddlers and preschoolers at the Early Childhood Development Center, helping them on fine motor skills, muscle development, sensory engagement, and other skills.