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:

ECEC Calendar


The Healthy Traditions Network will be hosting two classes at the University of Michigan-Dearborn Early Childhood Education Center. 

October 13th, 6:30pm

Raising Healthy Babies & Children - Please join in as a board of doctors and author speak and answer questions on in regards to pediatric nutrition and pre-natal nutrition.  Please register by calling (248) 828-8494 $25 per person or or $30 for two people.

Dr. Katherine Erlich, M.D.; Pediatric nutrition, pre-natal nutrition (Holistic Pediatrician)

Dr. Anastasia Banicki-Hoffman (holistic psychiatrist in Troy)

Kelly Genzlinger (co-author with Dr. Erlich on Nutition for Babies)

November 3rd, 6:30pm

Mindful Meals for Babies and Children - Members of the Healthy Tradition Leadership team will demonstrate different healthy lunch options.  Please register by calling (248) 828-8494 $25 per person or or $30 for two people.

For more information, please visit: htnetwork.org  *the views and opinions expressed in the Raising Healthy Babies and Children or in the Mindful Meals for Babies and Children are those of the Healthy Traditions Network and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Michigan-Dearborn Early Childhood Education Center.

We are pleased to announce that the following scholarships are available for the 2016-2017 School Year!

Early Childhood Education Center Child Tuition Award

Parent Association Tuition Award

Jack Finkelstein Memorial Scholarship Award

Applications are due by: October 16th.  Announcement of awards will be made the week of October 31st, 2016.

Please click here for more information and to download the application!



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