The Center for Young Children — formerly the UNT Child Development Laboratory —uses a play-based, emergent curriculum built on the interests, curiosities, and experiences of children ages 3-5. As part of a commitment to nurture children's divers cultural background and home languages, the center also offers a bilingual program for children from Spanish speaking families. To learn more about our program, please complete the interest form.

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The University of North Texas Center for Young Children is an early childhood program within the College of Education. The CYC provides a research-based, high quality preschool program and serves as a model to others in the DFW metroplex and the state. In addition to offering care and education for young children, it also serves as a research center and training site for students in various College of Education programs. This work is done under the supervision of College of Education faculty and certified teachers and specialist, and follows strict guidelines and procedures that protect children's rights, privacy and confidentiality.