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What's New?News Archive

10.7.16  Clayton in the News

Clayton's Cathy McCarty introduces 'Embrace' at Innovators Society Pitch Showdown More

9.26.16  Vroom Event at Children’s Museum at Marsico Campus

Clayton Families attend Vroom Kick-Off at the Children's Museum of Denver on Saturday, October 1. More

Highlights for ECE from the 2016 Colorado Legislature

The Colorado legislative session has come to a close! After considering nearly 800 bills and resolutions… More

Men in ECE: Another Stereotype?

For two months I’ve been putting off writing a blogpost on Men in Early Childhood Education (ECE).… More

Clayton is Speaking Up for Kids!

Every year, Clayton Early Learning, the Colorado Children’s Campaign, and Children’s Hospital Colorado… More