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What's New?News Archive

5.13.16  Educare Denver in the News

Clayton President & CEO interviewed for national news piece about the need for public funding of quality early childhood education. More

5.10.16  Clayton COO 2016 Livingston Fellow

Unique investment by the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation supports advanced learning and development for promising nonprofit leaders More

5.4.16  Comcast Cares Day at Clayton

More than 100 volunteers spent a cold and wet Saturday at the Historic Clayton Campus for the 15th annual Comcast Cares Day. More

Men in ECE: Another Stereotype?

For two months I’ve been putting off writing a blogpost on Men in Early Childhood Education (ECE).… More

Clayton is Speaking Up for Kids!

Every year, Clayton Early Learning, the Colorado Children’s Campaign, and Children’s Hospital Colorado… More

The Process of Creating a Story Book

Lorrel Esterbrook, Mentor Coach for Family Engagement at Clayton Early Learning, has years of experience… More