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Welcome to the Bombeck Early Childhood Institute & Speakers Bureau

Image of Bombeck registration buttonAs part of the University of Dayton's Center for Early Learning, our goal is to provide high quality professional development, consultation and other support services for those working with young children and families. We work with early care and education, community agencies, families, and public, private and Catholic schools to promote quality programs for young children.

Also part of the Center for Early Learning, the Bombeck Family Learning Center serves as the University of Dayton's early childhood demonstration school. This award winning facility provides high quality care and education for young children ages 6 weeks to kindergarten.  Because the Bombeck Center is a practicum site for graduate and undergraduate early childhood students, the teachers at the Bombeck Family Learning Center are master teachers and mentors.

Bombeck Institute personnel includes Bombeck Center teachers, University of Dayton early childhood faculty and other highly qualified experienced practitioners, who are ready to share their expertise with individuals, groups, and staff.

Check out our current online offerings!

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The University of Dayton has a great plan for you to meet your professional development goals at the nominal cost of $50. Sign up for online training you can complete on your own time and at your own pace. You do not even have to miss time in your classroom! Complete five contact hours of facilitated and evaluated training over three weeks. Try out practical ideas in your classroom, share your efforts and learn from your peers as part of a professional learning community. Each training stands alone or you can take three and convert them to one semester hour of University of Dayton transcripted workshop credit for only $175. Space is limited so sign up today! >>

Commitment to Service in the Cause of Social Justice and Peace

In the University of Dayton Vision of Excellence (2004), "Regional Relationships and Service to Society" is identified as a means to becoming involved with all aspects of the diverse regional community to which we belong. "Service to our region and beyond in the cause of social justice, peace, and other goals that contribute to the common good are further manifestations of the Marianist spirit of Christian humanism that guides our university." 

The Center for Early Learning and the Bombeck Early Childhood Institute offers the School of Education & Allied Professions the opportunity to establish and extend regional relationships and to provide much needed service to society.

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What's New?

Image of children at Bombeck Family Learning CenterBOMBECK CENTER NAMED TOP CHILDCARE PROVIDER IN DAYTON! 

The September 28, 2012, edition of the Dayton Business Journal provided a list of the top 25 childcare centers in the Dayton area--and UD's Bombeck Family Learning Center topped it! Click here to view the top 7 child care centers >>

Access Curriculum Framework: Implementation Guide released!

In May 2012, Dr. Shauna Adams, Dr. Joni Baldwin, and Professor Joy Comingore published the Access Curriculum Framework: Implementation Guide. View the book >>