Child Study Center Celebrates Major Milestone

ORONO - A place for children, and adults, to learn at the University of Maine is celebrating a major milestone.

The Child Study Center, which provides preschool education to children of employees, students, and the general public turns 75 this year.

The program offers a developmentally based curriculum focusing on art, language, agriculture, and self-help, as well as an official lab for the UMaine Psychology Department and other academic programs.

The center has taught an estimated 1,100 UMaine students and more than 2,500 preschool students in its history.

Erin Thomas


Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School.  While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant.  In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology.  When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state.  She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!

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