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. 

Family and Syrian Heritage Inspire UM-Flint Education Graduate

Family and Syrian Heritage Inspire UM-Flint Education Graduate

Recent UM-Flint graduate Hana Sankari supports the Syrian people as she looks forward to entering the field of education.

UM-Flint Honors Social Work and Education Graduates

UM-Flint Honors Social Work and Education Graduates

Faculty and staff of the School of Education and Human Services (SEHS) joined friends and family to honor and congratulate 135 students who are graduating May 1 from the University of Michigan-Flint.

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.