Wayne State University

Aim Higher

Infant Mental Health •  Student Training • Healthier Urban FamiliesEarly Childhood Center


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An important part of our mission is to provide educational opportunities and training for students at various levels – undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate, professionals working with children and families in various settings, as well as for teens, families and the community. 

  • Undergraduate, Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Research Training  is available in child and family development.  Our trainees receive mentoring from faculty members, participate in bi-monthly research colloquia, and can participate in a formal research training program.
  • Both doctoral- and masters-level graduate students interested in specialized training in infant mental health can take advantage of the nation's first Infant Mental Health Dual-Title Degree Program.
  • Consistent with our mission MPSI also provides Community Engagement and Professional Development activities that translate cutting-edge science for use by professionals, policy makers, and the community at large.
  • MPSI's Early Childhood Center (ECC) is nationally known and respected for its research and work in the area of child development. The MPSI ECC serves the children of students, faculty, staff and families throughout greater metropolitan Detroit.  Children from 2½ - 5 years old have a safe, nurturing, child-centered environment and a high-quality educational program.

See also: Families - Early Childhood Center, Healthier Urban Families