Application and Tuition Information
The Early Childhood Center (ECC) enrolls children aged 6 weeks to 5 years (pre-kindergarten). We have one classroom serving infants, two classrooms serving toddlers, and four classrooms serving preschoolers ages 2-1/2 to 5 years.
The ECC is open year round to children and families Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Our calendar closely follows the CSU holiday schedule. We are closed for two weeks each December/January for winter break. Families may choose a 10-month (August through May) or a 12-month (August through July) contract.
The ECC accepts enrollment applications from CSU students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the surrounding Fort Collins area.
Enrollment applications are reviewed and prioritized based on numerous factors including (but not limited to) CSU affiliation, sibling of current enrollee, the age of the child, date submitted, and schedule requested.
When it is determined that there is a spot available for your child, you will receive a phone call or email from ECC administration with an enrollment offer.
After you have accepted the enrollment offer, ECC administrative staff and your child’s teacher will work to prepare you and your child for attending the ECC. You will receive an enrollment contract and intake forms which must be completed and returned to the ECC Operations Manager before your child’s first day of attendance. There is also a non-refundable $200 annual enrollment fee.
The Early Childhood Center accepts applications for enrollment on a rolling basis
This means if you choose to submit an application and there is not currently a spot for your child at the ECC, your child’s application will remain active in the pool until:
- your child is enrolled in our program
- he or she ages out of the system
- you request to have your enrollment application removed from the pool
- you fail to respond to an enrollment offer, or
- you fail to respond to the ECC’s request for confirmation that you want to keep your application active in the pool
If an opening comes up at the ECC during the school year, we refer to the active enrollment pool to fill the spot. If no openings come up during the school year, we will contact you via email in spring 2020 to confirm that you want your application to remain active for the 2020-21 school year.
Applications for the 2020-2019 School Year
At this time, the enrollment process for the 2019-20 school year has been completed. There are currently no spots available at the CSU Early Childhood Center for the 2019-20 school year.
If you are still interested in applying to the ECC, please complete the Online Application and submit your non-refundable $50 application fee.
The ECC complies with all federal and Colorado laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding affirmative action requirements. We reserve the right to terminate a child from the program if there are on-going and irresolvable discipline and/or safety issues. The ECC provides for children with special needs in compliance with ADA.