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. NAEYC's voluntary accreditation system has set standards for early childhood education programs and helped interested parties identify high-quality educational programs for young children. ECEC has accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children effective through 2021.

We also serve as a model teacher preparation and child study facility for university students enrolled in a variety of UM-Dearborn education courses.

2018-2019 School Year Enrollment

The 2018-2019 School Year is just around the corner! Open enrollment for the Community will begin on March 26th for 5-day schedules. Full open enrollment starts on April 2nd.

Summer 2018

ECEC summer camp enrollment is now open!  There are 3 2-week themed camps available between July 9th and August 17th with Full Day or Half Day enrollment options.  Full Day 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Half Day 8:00 am - 11:00 am or 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm.  Early Drop Off available as early as 7:30 am and Late Stay as late as 5:30 pm.

Animals & Habitats • July 9th - 20th

Art & Music • July 23rd - August 3rd

Force in Motion • August 6th - 17th

Camps are geared towards children 1 & walking through 6 years of age.  For more information please contact Nick Fenton (313) 593-5424 or umd-ececfrontdesk@umich.edu.

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