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 firsthand 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 threefold:

  • Educating preschool and kindergarten children
  • Providing professional opportunities for both pre service and veteran teachers
  • Supporting research on how children develop and learn

Please join us to learn more about the CYC.

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Bldg. 381, 4028 Valley Drive, College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301.405.3168 | Fax: 301.405.2902

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May 29, 2019 - CYC children experienced a chemistry presentation more...

 May 2019 - Two classrooms complete a three month long restaurant study independently. more...

May 20, 2019 – The CYC Little Free Libraries got a face lift. more...

May 16, 2019 - The CYC earned three sustainability awards this year more...

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