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

ECDC Celebrates Fall Festival

Flint-area parents and children celebrated the serenity and beauty of fall during the ECDC’s 8th Annual Fall Festival held Oct. 9 in the classrooms and lobby. The center accepted non-perishable food items for the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan while families, students and community members relaxed and enjoyed food and fun activities. 

child playing in the plaza

Sticks & Stones Event Encourages Creative Play

Children of the Early Childhood Development Center immersed themselves in nature-centered play Oct. 1 during the Center’s Sticks and Stones event in McKinnon Plaza.

Light Up the Night Community Event

The Early Childhood Development Center really outdid themselves with this one. Last week they hosted a Light Up the Night community event at the Flint Farmer’s Market. Over 300 people attended the event and explored all things light. Activities included glow bowling, light and shadow play, lava lamp making, and so much more.

ECDC Art on Display

For the past few years the Early Childhood Development Center has taken over the UCEN Art Gallery for a few weeks to display children’s art. Their open house is always a bustling event with families coming to see their child’s work, faculty and staff popping by, and university students poking their heads in to see what all the commotion is about.