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 Early Childhood Teacher Researches Place through Curiosity

UM-Flint Early Childhood Teacher Researches Place through Curiosity

Imagining how a curious child sees and experiences the world is how Mary Lynn Gottler, a teacher at the UM-Flint Early Childhood Development Center, has approached her research with young children for the last 10 years.

Artist Dale Chihuly Sends Gifts to UM-Flint Early Childhood Center

Artist Dale Chihuly Sends Gifts to UM-Flint Early Childhood Center

Famous glass artist Dale Chihuly sent art kits to ECDC children who made a colorful water bottle chandelier inspired by his artwork.

UM-Flint Early Childhood Center Honors Preschool Graduates

UM-Flint Early Childhood Center Honors Preschool Graduates

Friends and family celebrated Thursday as 56 children graduated from UM-Flint's Early Childhood Development Center.

UM-Flint Offers New Early Childhood Studies Bachelor Degree

UM-Flint Offers New Early Childhood Studies Bachelor Degree

Beginning Fall 2016, the Education Department will begin offering a new bachelor degree program in Early Childhood Studies.

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ECDC Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

The first week of May the ECDC took time out to thank their excellent teachers and staff with special meals and a variety of activities. Many dressed up for Camo Day, Highlighter/Neon Day, '70s Day which included tie-dying shirts, Twins Day, and PJ Day. All of them do so much for the children and love what they do!