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 Earns U.S. News Recognition for Online Programs

UM-Flint Earns U.S. News Recognition for Online Programs

UM-Flint has been recognized by the U.S. News & World Report in its “Best Online Programs” rankings, with the university ranked 16th in the entire nation for online graduate nursing programs.

UM-Flint Male Early Childhood Educators Bring Passion to Field

UM-Flint Male Early Childhood Educators Bring Passion to Field

These dedicated male early childhood educators are pursuing their careers through UM-Flint's early childhood education programs.

UM-Flint Education Alumna Uses Research Skills to Change Policy

UM-Flint Education Alumna Uses Research Skills to Change Policy

A recent graduate of the MA in Early Childhood Program used her research knowledge to help make a policy change in standardized testing of kindergartners at her school.

UM-Flint Music Education Course Emphasizes Hands-on Learning

UM-Flint Music Education Course Emphasizes Hands-on Learning

The early childhood academic programs emphasize engaging, hands-on learning experiences for students.

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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!