Mission

The mission of The Center for Young Children and Families is to provide high-quality early childhood programs to young children and their families.  A high-quality program is identified by its ability to offer comprehensive learning experiences through a planned environment.  Childcare is only one component of the program.  Within the Center environment, the developmental needs of the children are planned for in a consistent and secure setting offering developmentally appropriate practices.  As part of the Department of Early Childhood Studies at Plymouth State University, the Center is a model early childhood program for the preparation of students in the field of early childhood studies.

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From Ew! to Awe

Seeing rats in a whole new light » They’ve taken the rap for the spread of the Bubonic Plague in Medieval Europe. Their name is synonymous with scoundrel, traitor, and snitch. And then there are their tails: long and skinny, pink and seemingly hairless. They’re rats, and they’re probably the last animals you’d think would […]

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Mary Lyon: Stunning at a Century

Mary Lyon Hall, the beloved grande dame of the Plymouth State campus, is celebrating her centennial this year. Over the past century, she’s been renovated, remodeled, updated, and made energy efficient, all while retaining her stately elegance. More than a campus icon, Mary Lyon has been home to generations of students, many of whom have […]

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Giving Back Is Its Own Reward

Servant Leadership: The Key to Business and Success » By most measures, Colin Graham ’01 is a success. But giving back to his alma mater, including the endowment of a university scholarship, provides an opportunity to display the type of leadership that defines him best. Graham counts success as finding whatever feeds one’s heart and […]