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 Emilia 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 and National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited 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.

Open Houses: February 20th, 21st & 22nd

Come and learn all about the UM-Dearborn Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC), meet some of the teachers and visit the classrooms!  This is an informative meeting and tour that will cover the basics of the Reggio Emilia philosophy, expectations you should hold about the Center, and will answer any questions you may have.  All Open Houses are for adults only, babysitting is available if needed - must be registered in advance with babysitting.

Toddler (12 - 35 months*) • Preschool (3 - 4 years*) • Kindergarten (5 years*)

*age on September 1, 2018

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