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11.25.15  Clayton Staff Gives Thanks

Clayton staff welcome the holiday season by celebrating all that we have to be thankful for. More

11.18.15  Children’s Mental Health Policy Summit at Clayton Early Learning

Nearly 200 health and education professionals gathered at The Historic Clayton Campus to collaborate and advocate for children's mental health resources in Colorado. More

11.2.15  Support Clayton on Colorado Gives Day

Stand up for children and families everywhere by pledging your support for Clayton Early Learning on December 8. 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