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What's New?News Archive

3.19.15  Clayton Early Learning Awarded $6.2M for Expanded Programming

Federal grant allows nonprofit to serve 82 children through partnerships. More

3.11.15  Bright by Three Joins Clayton Early Learning Campus

Early childhood development hub expanded with addition of parent engagement nonprofit. More

2.19.15  New Push to Quantify, Prevent Preschool Expulsions in Colorado

Preschoolers more likely to be expelled than K-12 students. More

Speak Up for Kids: Advocacy in Action

On March 18, Clayton Early Learning co-hosted the 4th annual Speak Up for Kids event at the Denver Art… More

Clayton Staff Working to Reduce Family Food Insecurity

Emily Cutting As Clayton celebrates National Nutrition Month this March and all the ways we promote healthy… More

Do You ‘Eat a Rainbow’ Everyday? March is the Month to Start!

Clayton’s Health and Disabilities Specialist, Kristin Wilford-Adams, welcomes our readers to celebrate… More