A major proving ground for all things early childhood, Clayton Early Learning is Colorado’s leading catalyst in providing early care and education, and collaborating with others to improve these important services. Our work focuses on ensuring optimal development during the critical birth-to-5 period for all children, especially those of limited opportunities. We succeed in closing learning gaps of disadvantaged children through a powerful model unique to Clayton Early Learning that harnesses the synergy of three dynamic initiatives – research, practice and training.



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What's New?News Archive

9.25.17  Clayton announces agreement with City for purchase of Park Hill Golf Course

The proposal calls for the City to purchase the property, which will allow time for a community visioning process that is currently underway to continue... More

9.21.17  Clayton VP Completes Innovator Society Program

After pitching EMBRACE earlier this year, Cathy McCarty concludes her work within the Innovators Society program and prepares for full launch. More

9.11.17  Xcel Energy Day of Service at Clayton

Xcel Energy's annual day of service brings volunteers together to support programs like those at Clayton Early Learning. More

Men in ECE Speak Up: Ugly stereotypes, the importance of male teachers and why we love this field of work

Before I begin, I would like to thank everyone¬†who responded to the survey attached to the last blog… More

Join Us for Culture Night at Clayton Early Learning

Every year Clayton Early Learning celebrates the diverse cultures of our staff, students, and families… More

Child Care and the Candidates: What You Need to Know for Election Day

  After three presidential debates, endless internet memes, and over $1 billion spent by the candidates,… More