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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Let the Sunshine In

A Strategic Approach to a Sustainable Campus » Compressed Natural Gas powers the campus’s hot water and heat. A geothermal system heats and cools the Hanaway Rink at the PSU Ice Arena and Welcome Center. Biomass fuel keeps the new ALLWell North facility warm and provides hot water. And now solar panels on the roof […]

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¡Bienvenidos a Cuba!

PSU professor and her students discover the challenges and joys of visiting Cuba » Political science professor Filiz Otucu Ruhm always dreamed of going to Cuba. In fact, she planned on visiting the island more than a decade ago. “The social scientist in me wanted to observe Castro’s Cuba, then go back after Castro, and […]

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From Korea with Gratitude

When Dan Lee stepped off the plane in California back in 1990, the 20-year-old South Korean émigré was seeking the American dream. After earning an advanced degree in economics, he accepted a job offer at PSU, believing the small-town New England setting would be a good place to raise his young family. As an associate […]