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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March, 2018- Red Room teacher Kristen Bowman attends NAEYC Public Policy Forum  more.... 

February 25, 2018- Some CYC families attend an exciting Women's basketball game more....

February 21, 2018 - The CYC Summer Camp is now full.

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