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

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.

Congressman Dan Kildee Tours UM-Flint’s Early Childhood Development Center

Congressman Dan Kildee Tours UM-Flint’s Early Childhood Development Center

Congressman Kildee visited the Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) to get a better understanding of how it is utilized, and some of the federal grants it has received. The ECDC is the only nationally accredited birth to age 12 program in Genesee County.

Grant Allows UM-Flint Early Childhood Development Center to Offer Evening Childcare

Grant Allows UM-Flint Early Childhood Development Center to Offer Evening Childcare

UM-Flint's Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) has been awarded a $500,000 grant to help students cover childcare costs while they attend classes.