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Center for Early Learning

Teacher and toddler in the classroomThe University of Dayton Center for Early Learning advances early care and education through relationship building and shared resources. Established in 2011, the Center also helps to advance UD's Marianist mission to respond to changing times and engage in important community outreach. It is a part of the UD School of Education and Health Sciences.

Featured Programs and Initiatives

Bombeck Early Childhood Institute & Speakers Bureau

Strives to provide high quality professional development, consultation and other support services for people who work with young children and families. Services available include online training, a professional learning community, webinars, and consultation. A Showcase of Excellence provides a forum for sharing examples of excellent practice with the field.

Bombeck Family Learning Center

Provide care and educational experiences for infants, toddlers & preschoolers ages 6 weeks to 5 years old by working in partnership with their families as the children grow and develop. The Center also serves as the demonstration school for UD students studying early childhood education.

Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy Program

Designed for experienced early childhood professionals — such as program administrators, supervisors, teacher leaders and other professionals — who work with and advocate for young children and their families. Online program offers multiple non-licensure degrees and certificates.

Family Engagement Collaborative

Joint effort between the UD Center for Catholic Education and Center for Early Learning, along with the Catholic Schools Office of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, and ReadySetSoar. Collaborative is designed to increase family engagement in the kindergarten readiness process of local children.

Learning opportunity
Earn an Infant & Toddler Specialist Certificate

This certificate is designed for early childhood professionals. Coursework can be taken as a standalone certificate at the graduate or undergraduate level. It can also be applied to the Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy bachelor's or master's degree.

Next steps

Center for Early Learning

Bombeck Family Learning Center
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2800