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What's New?News Archive

9.23.16  New Clayton Video: Growing Healthy Families

Guests at Moonbeam Harvest 2016 witnessed a first-ever showing of the Clayton's newest video. Now, you can watch it on our website or the Clayton YouTube channel. More

9.22.16  Clayton School Spirit Day

Monday, October 3 is School Spirit Day at Clayton Early Learning! More

9.19.16  Clayton & Qualistar host Ballot Education Forum

Join Clayton Early Learning and Qualistar Colorado on October 4 to learn about the ballot measures impacting education this November. More

Highlights for ECE from the 2016 Colorado Legislature

The Colorado legislative session has come to a close! After considering nearly 800 bills and resolutions… 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