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What's New?News Archive

4.28.16  Save the Date!

On May 12, Swoozie's at Cherry Creek is hosting a shopping event to benefit Clayton Early Learning. More

4.26.16  Announcing the 2016-2016 Buell Early Childhood Leadership Fellows

The 9th Cohort of Buell Early Childhood Leadership Program Fellows is announced. More

4.18.16  March Legislative Updates

Clayton Policy Specialist, Lauren Heintz, shares what's new in Colorado ECE policy. More

Clayton is Speaking Up for Kids!

Every year, Clayton Early Learning, the Colorado Children’s Campaign, and Children’s Hospital Colorado… More

The Process of Creating a Story Book

Lorrel Esterbrook, Mentor Coach for Family Engagement at Clayton Early Learning, has years of experience… More

An Infant’s Journey: Star Wars and Development

  By now you almost certainly have seen plenty of commercials for Star Wars: The Force Awakens,… More