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

1.14.15  Clayton Early Learning Staffer Appointed to HIPPY USA Board of Trustees

Michelle Mackin Brown will report to board on offices offering home-based early childhood education services. More

12.20.14  George Washington Clayton, Denver’s First Big Giver

Tom Noel captures the life of Mr. Clayton, Clayton Early Learning's benefactor, in this Denver Post article. More

12.11.14  Clayton Early Learning Awarded Federal Partnership Grant

White House announces Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships grantees. More

Amazing DIY Toys for Young Children

  Looking for a great toy for infants and toddlers under the age of 3? Look no further than what… More

An Exciting Partnership: Clayton Early Learning and the Denver Preschool Program

As you may recall, the Denver Preschool Program (DPP) made the news this past election season, as voters… More

Simple Strategies to Support your Student’s Success this School Year

Candice Leary-Humphrey Whether this school year marks a child’s first experience in preschool or a… More