COVID-19

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, UM-Flint classes will be handled remotely through the end of the semester.  While the ECDC has taken every preventative measure recommended by the CDC to keep our school clean and disinfected, at this time we feel that for the health and safety of our children, families and staff, it is best to close the center through Sunday, April 5 to do our part in helping slow the spread of this virus and keep everyone healthy.  We realize the impact this decision has on your family and look forward to your child’s return.  Tuition will not be billed for the days the center is closed.  Find more details and information regarding Governor Whitmer's announcemet, plans being implemented, and updates at Michigan.gov.  For more University updates, please visit the COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions website or the University's Public Affairs Key Issues COVID-19 website for additional information.

 

 

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

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UM-Flint Donation Drive Impacts Early Childhood Programs

The Human Resources Department recently presented donations to the ECDC and continues to accept donations. Read More!

ECDC celebrates preschool graduation

ECDC celebrates preschool graduation

The little Wolverines of UM-Flint's Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) are now little UM-Flint graduates! Students, teachers, and parents celebrated preschool graduation on Thursday, May 7, with a drive-through ceremony.

How to talk with children about COVID-19

How to talk with children about COVID-19

In an effort to help parents talk about the COVID-19 pandemic with their children, Dean Barnett recently engaged with several early childhood faculty members from the UM-Flint School of Education and Human Services to develop a few tips.

Mobile classroom: Pop-Up School travels throughout Flint

Mobile classroom: Pop-Up School travels throughout Flint

The UM-Flint Pop-UP School is a free mobile classroom that visits locations and serves children throughout Flint.

UM-Flint announces 2019 Maize and Blue Award recipients

UM-Flint announces 2019 Maize and Blue Award recipients

The Maize and Blue recipients are receiving the highest academic award bestowed upon graduates at UM-Flint.