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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PSU Collaboration Leads to Emmy

When Trish Lindberg was a 17-year-old musician, artist, and actor, her mother—a teacher herself—told her she would make a great teacher. Lindberg looked her mother right in the eye and said, “I will never be a teacher!” Mother Knows Best Decades later, Lindberg, now a Carnegie Foundation NH Professor of the Year, a recipient of [...]

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Teaming Up for Service

There’s more to PSU’s student-athletes than excellent grades and athletic prowess. There’s a desire to make a difference in the world. Plymouth State men’s hockey coach Craig Russell ’09 encourages his team to serve as often as possible. Through the nonprofit organization Team IMPACT, which pairs children with life-threatening or chronic illness with local college [...]

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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 [...]