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Join us at one of our events as we celebrate and share memories of the Early Childhood Center and Washington School.

Former students, parents, and teachers share their memories of their time at the Early Childhood Center and Washington School.

We invite you to share your memories with us!

The ECC has been serving families since 1929.

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Based in CSU’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies, the Early Childhood Center has been serving children and families in the Fort Collins community since 1929. The former Washington School, located at 233 South Shields St., has been the home of the Early Childhood Center since 2013.

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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.