​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Program Description

In CMU’s early childhood development and learning program, you’ll explore crucial development and learning strategies that prepare children — from infants through second grade — for lifelong success. Through structured studies that meet the training guidelines of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, you’ll be positioned for careers in early childhood settings, including Head Start programs, preschools and child care centers. You’ll also observe and participate in CMU’s renowned Child Development and Learning Laboratory, an on-campus preschool program for 3- and 4-year-olds.​​


Put Your Degree to Work

​U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sample data

JobMedian PayJob Growth through ​2022​
Preschool/childcare center director$43,950 per year17% (10,900 more jobs)
Social worker$44,200 per year19% (114,100 more jobs)
Psychologist$69,280 per year12% (18,700 more jobs)

For More Information

Visit the early childhood development website or contact:

Department of Human Development and Family Studies
EHS Building 228
Email: hdfs@cmich.edu
Phone: 989-774-3218