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11.11.14  Clayton Early Learning Wins Grant to Fund Pilot Program for Teacher Candidates

Daniels Fund grant supports partnership with University of Colorado Denver, Arapahoe Community College and Red Rocks Community College. More

11.3.14  Amazon Makes it Easy to Support Clayton Early Learning this Holiday Season

The holiday season is about giving, and this year, we’ve made it easier than ever to give to Clayton. More

10.29.14  Clayton Early Learning Selected to Attend Education Institute

Clayton was chosen as part of team representing Denver Public Schools at University of Washington program. More

Simple Strategies to Support your Student’s Success this School Year

Candice Leary-Humphrey Whether this school year marks a child’s first experience in preschool or a… More

Play and Learn: A Unique Approach to School Readiness

Peter Blank, of the Clayton Early Learning Social Media Team, sat down with Clayton Institute Play and… More

Colorado Lawmakers Get Savvy on Two Gen

The term “two-generation” was mentioned a lot throughout hearings on several child care-related bills… More