Early Childhood Center Early Childhood Center Annual Reports
The ECC Annual Reports serve as a snapshot of how we are fulfilling our three-fold mission of teaching, research, and service, as well as a yearly update on the state of the ECC and an acknowledgement of the outstanding support we receive from our donors.
Serving Children since 1929
The Early Childhood Center has been existence as a laboratory school since 1929. Housed in CSU’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies, the ECC is fully integrated in the wider CSU and Fort Collins communities. As a Reggio Emilia-inspired school, the ECC provides an emergent approach to educating children that is play-based and child-directed. This approach strives to develop a learning community committed to collaboration among parents, children, and teachers.
The ECC Annual Reports provide a “snapshot in time” history of the many engaging activities at the ECC ranging from a wonderful celebration of our 90th anniversary in 2019, to the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. We hope you enjoy learning more about the ECC!
Annual Report 2019
2019 was an exciting year of celebration as the ECC marked it’s 90th anniversary and the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Washington School, the building where the ECC has been housed since 2013. Additionally, a generous donor gift resulted in an exciting renovation of our space to provide a new library for children.
Annual Report 2020
2020 will be remembered as the year that changed our lives. Everything from work, to school, to important life events was disrupted by COVID-19, and the ECC was no exception. Find out more about how the ECC weathered the shutdown storm and continues to effectively respond to the impacts of the pandemic.