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What's New?News Archive

5.4.15  Clayton Early Learning Hosts Job Fair for ECE Professionals

Join us on May 13 & 14 to learn more about the exciting opportunities currently available at Clayton schools. More

4.28.15  Over 100 Volunteers Celebrate Comcast Cares Day at Clayton Early Learning

The Historic Clayton Campus participates in Comcast Cares Day as one of 750 community projects nationwide. More

4.24.15  Announcing the 2015-2016 Buell Early Childhood Leadership Fellows

Congratulations to the Buell Early Childhood Leadership Program as Class of 2016. More

CCAP Increases Access to High Quality Care for Families

CCAP Overview For working families, having access to high quality child care is critically important… More

Loose Parts Lead to Big Ideas for Children

Loose Parts Basics Though architect Simon Nicholson developed the “Theory of Loose Parts” over 40… More

Highlights from Colorado’s 2015 Legislative Wrap Up

It’s not surprising that state midterm elections gain less attention and have lower voter participation… More