For all things early childhood, experts turn to Clayton Early Learning.

Clayton Early Learning provides national leadership to advance the field of early childhood education by researching, implementing and disseminating innovative teaching models and research-based, quality practices. We expand equitable access to high quality care and education through research and evaluation, partnerships with families, teacher preparation and coaching services, and effective early education policy.

What's New?

Designscapes Colorado, Inc. and their work at the Clayton campus garden were recently awarded by the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado (ALCC) with The ELITE Award for Community Service.

APRIL 13 - Senator Michael Bennet visits the Historic Clayton Campus and Educare Denver to see quality early childhood education practices in action and learn more about the long-term benefits that quality services deliver.

Walk, stroll and play with us on May 8 when we rally at Colorado's State Capitol and encourage policy makers to Think Babies™. So pack up your strollers and meet us on the West Stairs of the Capitol at 9:30am for a family-friendly walk, followed by a giant play date on the Capitol's East Lawn - including awesome giveaways, activities for kids and caregivers, entertainment and more! Learn more about Strolling Thunder, connect with other attendees and join the Think Babies™ movement on our event Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/StrollingThunderCO/

Join us for community visioning roundtables to discuss and inform the future use of what is currently the Park Hill Golf Course.

Clayton Early Learning and CO Children's Campaign Lead State Level Efforts to Support ZERO TO THREE's Think Babies™ Campaign

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  • 1,500+ Assessments
    1,500+ Assessments

    that measure child development are administered by Clayton each year

  • 20,724 hours
    20,724 hours

    of professional development are conducted through Clayton annually

  • 850+ Children
    850+ Children

    receive direct services through Clayton programs each year

  • 115 Percent
    115 Percent

    increase in state funding for childcare achieved through advocacy

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