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What's New?News Archive

4.24.17  Outstanding Clayton Parent Recognized

Denver Great Kids Head Start, a delegate agency, has recognized Clayton parent, Rachel Gatschet, for her outstanding contribution to the Head Start program. More

4.10.17  17-18 Buell Cohort Announced

The 10th cohort of Buell Early Childhood Leadership Program Fellows has been announced and will begin their studies in May 2017. More

3.30.17  Clayton & Partners Host Speak Up For Kids 2017

Nearly 200 advocates gathered on March 22 to voice their interests and concerns about issues impacting children in Colorado. 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