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What's New?News Archive

6.29.15  Pilot Launch of Summer Art Studio at Educare Denver

Educare Denver at Clayton Early Learning announces the launch of a Summer Art Studio for preschool students. More

6.25.15  Clayton Early Learning Voted One of Top Five Preschools by Colorado Parent Magazine

Clayton is proud to have been voted by Colorado Parent readers to be one of Colorado's Top Five Preschools. More

6.24.15  New Funding Extends Summer Programming to More Children

Denver Preschool Program funding helps to ensure that more children have access to summer programming. More

State Advocates Come Together for Early Education Policy

Last week in Chicago, over 60 early childhood state advocates from 17 states gathered for the 2015 Policy… More

Exciting Expansion at Children’s Museum of Denver

When staff at Clayton Early Learning heard about a major expansion project at the Children’s Museum… More

Fun Summer Learning to Help Children Avoid the Summer Slide

        Summer Slide It’s often easy for parents/guardians to disregard the loss… More