A major proving ground for all things early childhood, Clayton Early Learning is Colorado’s leading catalyst in providing early care and education, and collaborating with others to improve these important services. Our work focuses on ensuring optimal development during the critical birth-to-5 period for all children, especially those of limited opportunities. We succeed in closing learning gaps of disadvantaged children through a powerful model unique to Clayton Early Learning that harnesses the synergy of three dynamic initiatives – research, practice and training.


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What's New?News Archive

4.9.14  Junior League of Denver video shines light on early literacy.

Watch the full video to see what Clayton Early Learning and other leaders are saying about supporting our youngest learners! More

4.3.14  Report finds childhood success falls along racial lines in CO

Changes in our state’s demographics demand that we build pathways to opportunity for all children. More

3.21.14  CCCAP Changes bill moves forward with bipartisan support.

Learn more about HB14-1317 and how it would increase the affordability of child care, ease burdens for working parents, and cut red tape for small business child care providers. More

Kids Love Yoga! You Will Too!

Earlier this month, after a string of cold ‘inside’ days, I sat back at the end of the day and watched… More

Culture Night at Clayton Early Learning Schools

It is that time of year again for Culture Night, a special night that gives the schools of Clayton Early… More

A Tribute to Nelson Mandela: His Legacy of Walking in Cultural Humility

It is fitting to use this space and time to honor and celebrate the life of one of the world’s most… More