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The ECC’s service mission is to provide a developmentally appropriate, Reggio Emilia-inspired learning environment for young children. We enroll children ages 6 weeks to 6 years (pre-kindergarten).

The Early Childhood Center is a laboratory school within the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. We support research and offer observation opportunities for CSU students and faculty.

Find out important information for enrolled families including our fee schedule, calendar, and policies.

The Child Care Access Means Parents in School program offers financial assistance to income-eligible CSU student parents through financial support for on-campus child care services at the CSU Early Childhood Center or at Sunshine House at CSU.

Our Mission

As the laboratory school within the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, the CSU Early Childhood Center serves a three-fold mission of teaching, research, and service.


Make an Impact Giving Opportunities

The Early Childhood Center is the lab school for Human Development and Family Studies and provides quality programming for young children, trains CSU students for careers in the field of early childhood, and provides opportunities for research related to children, families, and early childhood education. Your gift to the Early Childhood Center may qualify for the Colorado child care contribution credit, which may allow Colorado taxpayers a 50 percent tax credit on state income taxes when your donation promotes a child care program.

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