New daycare to serve CSU and Fort Collins families

Sunshine House 213 Rendering - alm2s

A rendering of the new Sunshine House Early Learning Academy 2.

Construction has begun on a new childcare facility on the southwest corner of the main Colorado State University campus. The Sunshine House Early Learning Academy 2, which will be open for business by mid-summer 2020, will have childcare space to serve 170 children ranging in age from infants to 12-years-olds.

Located at the intersection of South Shields and West Lake streets, Sunshine House 2 is scheduled to be completed in July 2020.  Although the daycare will be open to everyone, CSU students and employees will be given priority enrollment. Details of the enrollment process and timeline have not yet been finalized.

Once completed, the $3.7 million, 11,000-square-foot Sunshine House 2 will fill a chronic need for childcare in the community. The new facility is the second daycare operated by Sunshine House through a partnership with CSU and the Colorado State University Research Foundation. The current Sunshine House Early Learning Academy off Centre Avenue near CSU’s Loren Crabtree Hall accommodates between 130 and 145 children and has a waiting list of about 200.