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What's New?News Archive

9.3.14  Clayton Moonbeam Harvest event featured in today’s Denver Post

The foodie event will take place on the evening of September 11 on the historic campus of Clayton Early Learning. More

8.19.14  Clayton Early Learning CEO & COO on Colorado & Company with Dr. Colorado

Our CEO and COO appeared on 9NEWS' Colorado & Company to discuss Clayton Early Learning. More

7.25.14  Clayton Early Learning announces 2014-15 Board of Trustees

Clayton Early Learning announced the appointment of five new members to the organization’s Board of Trustees. 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