Early Childhood Center Anniversary Celebration – Sept. 7

Children at school in 1936
Children play at the former location of the ECC in 1936.

The Early Childhood Center at Colorado State University is inviting the community to join an anniversary celebration at their Center in the historic Washington School on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The ECC is celebrating its 90th birthday this year, and it is also the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Washington School.

The ECC is also asking community members to submit their memories of the center — and the Washington School building where it is now housed. All alumni, students, parents and staff are invited to share their memories and congratulations, and attend the anniversary open house event.

Memories can be submitted at CelebrateECC.colostate.edu.

Organizers have some questions to get community members thinking:

  • What years did you attend?
  • Did you attend the ECC, the Washington School, or both?
  • Were you trained at the ECC for your career?
  • What is your best memory at the ECC or at Washington School?
  • What do you remember about your classmates and teachers?

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., was part of the Poudre School District and has been the home of the Early Childhood Center since 2013.

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies is part of CSU’s College of Health and Human Sciences.