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What's New?News Archive

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

6.13.14  November ballot initiative to renew DPP announced

Community leaders announced a proposed ballot initiative to renew and increase Denver’s tax-supported preschool program, the Denver Preschool Program. 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

How Can We Prevent Child Abuse? We Can Start by Just Talking About It

Child abuse. These two words, when placed or spoken together, have such a heart sinking effect. Perhaps… More