LONGMONT — After six years of planning and an intense capital campaign, the Tiny Tim Developmental Preschool has purchased a new building at 611 Korte Parkway.
Tiny Tim officials sealed the deal Jan. 28.
Saturday night, staff and supporters gathered at the Radisson Conference Center for the 22nd Annual Travel and Silent Auction to celebrate.
Shortly after the silent auction closed, The Amgen Foundation presented a $100,000 check, which closed the $2.8 million capital campaign.
“That brought us in,” said Teedee Keister, Tiny Tim’s executive director.
Tiny Tim has operated at its 2100 Collyer St. location for 25 years. The new facility, which should be remodeled and open by August, gives the program for children with special needs significantly more elbow room.
According to Keister, space available for programs will jump from 3,800 square feet to 15,000 square feet; classrooms will expand from four to eight and therapy rooms from two to six.
Enrollment, at maximum capacity in the new center, could easily double, she said.
In the next three weeks, Tiny Tim will finalize blueprints and begin the extensive remodel.
“It’s very rare that you can experience a dream coming true,” Keister said. “That’s what this is, a dream coming true for our kids, our families and this community.”
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