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9.21.15  2015 Moonbeam Harvest Reflection

The third annual Clayton Moonbeam Harvest welcomed over 350 guests on September 10. More

9.16.15  Xcel Energy Day of Service at Clayton Early Learning

More than 100 Xcel Energy, Clayton Early Learning and community volunteers gathered at Clayton schools for Xcel Energy Day of Service. More

9.16.15  New Clayton Early Learning Video

Learn more about how Clayton Early Learning impacts ECE through a unique four pillar approach. More

Tools of the Trade: The Bracken School Readiness Assessment

Among the greatest benefits for children who attend high quality early care and education programs is… More

Get Your Preschooler Talking With These 15 Questions

  When parents pick their child up from preschool, there are two questions that are most prominently… More

Celebrating My First Year as a Lead Teacher

“I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging… More