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.

In addition, the ECEC is also a 4-star rated Great Start to Quality school and a recipient of the 2018 Early Learning Award. 

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

2019-2020 School Year Enrollment

The 2019-2020 School Year enrollment is now in progress.

Summer 2019 Enrollment Forms

ECEC summer camp begins Monday, July 8th!  Enrollment forms will be available for new families are available now!  There are 3 2-week themed camps available between July 8th and August 16th with Full Day enrollment options. Full Day 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, with Early Drop Off available as early as 7:30 am and Late Stay as late as 5:30 pm.

Registration Fee:

$35 for the first child

$15 for each additional child

Full Day Enrollment:

Toddler (1 & walking - 35 months) $75 per day  - Preschool (3 - 6 years old) $65 per day

Art & Artists • July 8th - 19th

Outdoor Adventures • July 22nd - August 2nd

Chemistry in Cooking • August 5th - 16th

Camps are geared towards children 1 & walking through 6 Years of age.  For more information please contact the ECEC:

Phone: 313-593-5494

email: umd-ececfrontdesk@umich.edu

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