UM-Flint has been a leading force in Early Childhood Education in the state of Michigan long before the Flint water crisis. Seen now as a part of the holistic response needed to combat the effects of the crisis, our Education Department has partnered with Flint Community Schools to increase access to early education for families throughout our community.
While recent events have accelerated innovation and growth of early education at the University of Michigan-Flint, the expertise and reputation of our faculty and programs are the foundation that make these bold and vital educational opportunities possible.
These educational opportunities are not just for the children in our community, UM-Flint students benefit from being at the leading edge of early childhood education. The growth of early education programs worldwide is an exciting development in the development of young minds. That growth also comes with expanded career opportunities, as the need for early childhood educators is expected to grow (potentially greatly) as communities, states, and countries continue to make larger investments in our children and our future.