OSHR 3002 - Transformation of the Fort Collins Historic Washington School into a State-of-the-art Childhood Center (PERK SERIES Lecture)

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

The Washington School opened in Fort Collins in 1919 and served its role as a public elementary school for close to 90 years before it was closed. , CSU has had a well-respected Early Childhood Center (ECC), since 1929. In 2011, with an eye toward expanding the ECC, CSU purchased the Washington School building and began the multi-year process of renovating it into a state-of-the-art early childhood lab school.

Share the journey of how the Center transitioned from two preschool classrooms in a campus building to seven classrooms in a renovated former elementary school. Participants will learn about the newly renovated building and how it supports expanded programming for children and families, as well as providing learning opportunities for college students and research opportunities for faculty.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.