Welcome to the University of Michigan-Dearborn Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC). The ECEC is a unit of the College of Education, Health, and Human Services (CEHHS).  We are a high quality early childhood program.  Our early childhood program applies a Reggio inspired constructivism theory of learning to early childhood education.  Our curriculum focus is nurturing children's critical thinking skills and problem solving skills.  The ECEC is a State of Michigan approved early learning center for young children. We also serve as a model teacher preparation and child study facility for University students enrolled in a variety of UM-Dearborn education courses.


Upcoming Family Events:


The ECEC will be closed for Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2016


Summer Optional Care requests are due on or before Monday, June 6, 2016

The dates for Summer Optional Care include: June 22 through July 1 and July 5-8. 

Request forms have been mailed. Additional forms are available at the front desk. 


The ECEC will be closed for Independence Day, Monday, July 4, 2016


A special thank you to the Parenting Association for hosting a lovely event. Spring planting was a success! We were so happy to see all the joy from parents and children - planting and playing in the dirt! Happy Growing! 


The Yogurtown Fundraiser was a sweet success! Thank you to each family, teacher, and friend of the ECEC who participated! The number of yogurt flavors and toppings were amazing! 

 A special thank you to the Nasser Family who made this fundraising opportunity possible for our school. 


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