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

12.12.16  Clayton CEO Talks Investing in ECE with Chalkbeat

Ann Schimke of Chalkbeat Colorado checks in with Clayton CEO Charlotte Brantley about how early investments develop into long-term payoffs. More

11.22.16  End-of-Year Gifts to Clayton go Further with the CCTC

Learn how the Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit helps your end-of-year donations make a bigger impact. More

11.1.16  Clayton Board Chair, Sarah Gustashaw, promoted to VP of Finance for Comcast West Division

Congratulations to our very own Board Chair, Sarah Gustashaw, on her recent promotion at Comcast Cable. 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

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