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Clayton Early Learning provides national leadership to advance the field of early childhood education by researching, implementing and disseminating innovative teaching models and research-based, quality practices. We expand equitable access to high quality care and education through research and evaluation, partnerships with families, teacher preparation and coaching services, and effective early education policy.

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As we dive into the season of giving this month, let’s explore how the very action of giving can lead to a more altruistic life, improve our mood and even makes us happy.

Gratitude is about more than taking a second to say “Thanks.” Gratitude shows true appreciation. This Thanksgiving, we have some ideas for how you can give gratitude.

For the past six years, Epworth Foundation has generously supported Clayton Early Learning families by providing Thanksgiving baskets for those experiencing food insecurity this holiday season. This year, our Family Services Team is excited to announce that Clayton families in need will again receive support from our friends at Epworth Foundation.
To support our partners at Epworth, we encourage friends of Clayton to consider making a donation to their Thanksgiving fundraiser, the 10x10 Campaign.

To learn more about the 10x10 Campaign or our partners at Epworth Foundation, visit

The Family Services Team is looking forward to distributing meal baskets to many Clayton families before the Thanksgiving holiday on November 23.

This month looks at the world through the eyes of a child, so today we look at how you can recognize National Child Safety and Protection Month, and keep the children in your life safe.

Community First Foundation is proud to present Colorado Gives Day - an annual day of giving that has raised more than $200 million for Colorado nonprofits since 2007.

This year, Colorado Gives Day is Tuesday, December 5 and features a $1 million Incentive Fund. Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day will receive a portion of the fund, increasing the value of every dollar donated.

The team at Community First Foundation makes it even easier to participate in Colorado Gives Day by inviting donors to schedule their contributions ahead of time! Simply find your charity on the Colorado Gives Day website and select the 'Schedule for Colorado Gives Day' option at check out.

Your Colorado Gives Day donation to Clayton makes an incredible impact on the children and families we serve each day, so schedule your gift today at .

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  • 1,500+ Assessments
    1,500+ Assessments

    that measure child development are administered by Clayton each year

  • 20,724 hours
    20,724 hours

    of professional development are conducted through Clayton annually

  • 850+ Children
    850+ Children

    receive direct services through Clayton programs each year

  • 115 Percent
    115 Percent

    increase in state funding for childcare achieved through advocacy