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Two CYC teachers present to a Science Methods class at the UMD. more....

The Green Room summer camp learns about sustainability on campus. more....

Music Kids program at the CYC more....

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Welcome to the Center for Young Children (CYC)!  As a laboratory school under the College of Education since 1948, CYC has provided a sound early childhood program for children from 3 to 5 years of age.   Our program is grounded in the philosophy of John Dewey who believed in the ability of children to learn from high quality first hand experiences. Children study their world by questioning, hypothesizing, and summarizing information on how the world works. The University community is a rich primary source of discovery for the children. Our mission is three fold:

Please join us to learn more about the CYC.

Dr. Francine Favretto