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 Education Department at Plymouth State University, the Center is a model early childhood program for the training of students in the fields of early childhood studies and child development.

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Another Way to Serve

“It was like moving to a foreign country with a completely different culture,” says PSU student Patrick O’Sullivan. The 26-year-old veteran isn’t referring to his time in Iraq as a motor transport operator in the Army Reserve. He’s talking about coming home. O’Sullivan joined the Army Reserve right out of high school, at an age […]

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Faculty Forum: Brian Eisenhauer on Shrinking Our Environmental Impact

In his roles as professor, scholar, researcher, mentor, and campus leader, Brian Eisenhauer is at the center of Plymouth State’s sustainability and climate neutrality efforts. Under his leadership, Plymouth State has been consistently recognized as a leader in environmental sustainability and is regularly included in The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges, a compilation of […]

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Faculty Forum: Irene Cucina

Professor Irene Cucina has been teaching in the Department of Health and Human Performance since 1998. Prior to coming to Plymouth State, she had a rewarding career as a high school health and physical education teacher and coach in Newton, MA. Her commitment to students and learning has been recognized by her peers through a […]