Community outreach at its best

The Center for Early Learning serves as an umbrella organization that drives four initiatives. Explore the links below to learn more:


Bombeck Family Learning Center

Early Childhood Education Demonstration School of the University of Dayton's School of Education and Health Sciences. Dedicated to giving full attention to all of the needs of the children for whom we provide care and educate.

Learn more: Bombeck Family Learning Center >>

Bombeck Early Childhood Institute & Speakers Bureau

Providing high-quality professional development, consultation and other support services for those working with young children and families. Work with early care and education, community agencies, families, and public, private and Catholic schools to promote quality programs for young children.

Learn more: Bombeck Early Childhood Institute & Speakers Bureau >>

Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy program

Multiple options, including:

  • B.S. in Early Childhood Leadership & Advocacy
  • M.S. in Education, with a Concentration in Early Childhood Leadership & Advocacy
  • University-issued undergraduate certificate in Early Childhood Leadership & Advocacy
  • University-issued graduate certificate in Early Childhood Leadership & Advocacy

Learn more: ECLA program >>

Support and resources for Catholic early childhood education

Providing a variety of curriculum resources, professional development and consultation for Catholic school teachers, catechists, parish leaders and families in the United States and internationally.

Learn more: Available resources & services >>