Friday, October 10, 2014

ECEC & CEF Halloween Walk


The ECEC and CEF annual Halloween Walk is scheduled for Wednesday, October 29th from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Our collaborative partners at CEF requested the day and time change so that more of their families are able to participate in this fun event. 

Families that do not attend on Wednesday or attend only in the morning are welcome to attend. You will meet your child’s classroom at the front of the building and then participate in the walk through the building and outside with classmates. The ECEC is accepting “trick-or treat” donations of healthy treats and non-food treat items to distribute. We ask that any type of peanut treat is not donated.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Ages & Stages - Help Me Grow



You're Invited!

The University of Michigan-Dearborn Early Childhood Education Center is taking part in a county wide project through Great Start Collaborative-Wayne called Help Me Grow, to ensure that children are on track with their learning and development and to provide extra activities and services that can help them excel! We invite you to join in our efforts to give your child the very best by taking part in the use of an online developmental screening. It only takes about 10 minutes and you will receive activities and links to community resources to help your child grow and learn!

This project focuses on making sure your child is on track and identifying areas where additional support can be used to help them succeed. Information gathered from your answers will be used by your child’s teacher to enhance their growth and learning and provide additional activities and/or resources for parents to use at home. 

It is important to note that your child’s specific information will not be made available to the general public. Help Me Grow and the Great Start Collaborative-Wayne both take special care to ensure the safety of your personal information (email, address, etc.) and it will not be used for any other purpose. 

Complete the Screening by October 6, 2014:
In order to complete the necessary screening, go to:

If you are interested, you may also complete the ASQ Social Emotional Questionnaire at: https://www.asqonline.com/family/6b1dfb

First enter in your child’s birthdate (month, day, and year). Next, enter in the number of months your child was premature.  If none, enter “0”. 

Ages and Stages recommends that parents complete each activity with your child. That is not necessary at this time. University of Michigan Dearborn Early Childhood Education Center is asking that you respond to each question based on your current knowledge and observations of your child’s development.

Once you are sure of the answers, return to that screen and click on step 3. Next you will need to answer the demographic information for your child. Finally you will complete the screening questions on the screen.  When done, submit the screen for review. 

NOTE, you are not able to save and come back to your responses-you will need to complete the full screening at one setting.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact your child’s classroom teacher.
Thank you for participating in HELP ME GROW!  Following your screening submission, your child’s classroom teacher will provide you with activities and resources to support your child’s development.

My Urgent Dentistry Visit


The ECEC is pleased to offer dental examinations and services provided by My Urgent Dentistry on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. My Urgent Dentistry is a full service mobile dentist's office that can perform the following services:

  • Cleanings
  • Exams
  • X-Rays
  • Bridges
  • Root Canals
  • Crowns
  • Partials
  • Dentures
  • Invisalign
  • Teeth Whitening
If you would like to use My Urgent Dentistry's services on October 21st, please complete this Patient Information Questionnaire and return it to the ECEC office by Friday, October 10, 2014.

ECEC Scholarships


The ECEC is pleased to announce that the following scholarships are available for the 2014-2015 school year:

  • Early Childhood Education Center Child Tuition Award - Priority will be given to families with financial need.
  • Parent Association Tuition Award - Priority will be given to families with financial need.
  • Jack Finkelstein Memorial Scholarship Award - Priority will be given to student families with financial need.
These awards provide financial support to parents who might otherwise be unable to afford their education or quality care for their children. The amount awarded will be determined by available funds and the applicant's need. In order to support more families, GSRP grant recipients are not eligible for scholarships. Awards will be applied toward the child's outstanding tuition at the UM-Dearborn ECEC.

Please return applications to the ECEC front desk by Friday, October 10, 2014. Announcement of the awards will be made the week of October 20, 2014. Please note all information submitted on the application is kept confidential.

Better Made Potato Chip Fundraiser


The Early Childhood Education Center is pleased to announce our annual Better Made Potato Chip Fundraiser. You can support the ECEC and a Michigan company at the same time. Chips are $16.00 per case of 50 bags - only 32 cents per bag!  These snacks are great for lunches and also make neat Halloween treats. Proceeds go to the ECEC scholarship fund to assist families in need of tuition support for their children.  Last year, you helped the ECEC raise over $1,100 from this fundraiser.

Chips are available in these seven tasty flavors:

Sweet BBQ (1 oz. bags)Regular Chips (1 oz. bags)
Salt & Vinegar (1 oz. bags)
Regular BBQ (1 oz. bags)
Sour Cream & Onion Wavy (1 oz. bags)
Cheese Puffs (1 oz. bags)
White Cheddar Popcorn (7/8 oz. bags)

Return order forms with payment to the ECEC office by Monday, October 20, 2014 (please make checks payable to ECEC Parent Association).  Orders will be available for pick up on Tues. & Wed., October 28-29th at the ECEC.  


Friday, April 11, 2014

Early Childhood Program Exhibit


Join in the celebration. You're Invited!

Early Childhood Program Exhibit 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 
5:00-6:30 p.m. 


  • Visit the exhibit to view classroom artifacts 
  • View classroom investigations documented by lead teachers and CEHHS practicum student interns 
  • Enjoy light refreshments 

Held at the Early Childhood Education Center, 18501 Rotunda Dr., Suite 300, Dearborn.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Book Raffle Winners


Congratulations to the ECEC Scholastic Book Fair Raffle winners!

  • Taryn Boller - How Do Dinosaurs Count to Ten?
  • Oscar Hernandez - Learn to Read with Spongebob
  • Khristos Karagatsoulis - Charlie the Ranch Dog
  • Charlotte Blumenstein - If You're Hoppy
  • Adelyn Lazarevski - Rain, Rain, Go Away!
  • Jacob Salinas - Mouse Loves School
  • Rowan Twiner - B is for Books!
  • Carson Twiner - Curious George Saves His Pennies
  • Abigail Awood - The Hiccupotamus
  • Connor Leonard - Lace & Trace Under the Sea
  • Alyssa Reda - Llama Llama Time to Share
  • Koston Erickson - Splat the Cat The Perfect Present for Mom & Dad
  • Malak Sayed - Fun Dog, Sun Dog
  • Braden Millar - The Croaky Pokey

  • Winners can pick up your book in the ECEC stage area.  If you are not planning to be in the area for the next week, we will hold the book for you to pick up after break.  If your child didn't win, don't fret!  These books and many more will be available for purchase at the ECEC Scholastic Book Fair March 10-14, 2014.  The book fair will be open from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.