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What's New?News Archive

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

11.1.16  Early giving available for CO Gives Day

No need to wait until December 6. Here's how to schedule your donation today. 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

Highlights for ECE from the 2016 Colorado Legislature

The Colorado legislative session has come to a close! After considering nearly 800 bills and resolutions… More

Men in ECE: Another Stereotype?

For two months I’ve been putting off writing a blogpost on Men in Early Childhood Education (ECE).… More