The Plymouth State University Center for Young Children and Families (CYCF), a state-licensed and nationally accredited early childhood program, is part of the Department of Early Childhood Studies. The mission of the CYCF is to provide high-quality early childhood programs to young children and their families, and to serve as a model program for preparing early childhood professionals. Its child-centered philosophy reflects an understanding of the needs of young children in a complex society. A play-based, project-oriented curriculum complements the constructivist approach introduced in the Early Childhood Studies program. The CYCF employs teachers who have degrees in early childhood education and/or have considerable experience in the field. The CYCF hires undergraduate students as classroom aides and serves as an observation, field experience, and practicum site for all Early Childhood Studies majors as well as for students in other degree programs.
Visit the Center for Young Children and Families site for more information.