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Early Childhood Programs

Department of Education

Children playing with water toys in a stream


The UMD Early Childhood Studies programs are designed to promote safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments to ensure that all children reach their full potential.  

Students choose from three Early Childhood programs all focusing on birth through third grade:

Current research in the field of child development and education emphasizes the importance of early investment in quality programming for young children and families. 

The Early Childhood Studies programs and services are framed with the belief that every child deserves to live without adversity, every parent needs to be supported, and every early childhood professional is prepared and empowered to assure all children reach their full potential.

Program Contact Information

Jane Carlson