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Our partner ZERO TO THREE wants you and your baby to join hem at Strolling Thunder on May 8 to share your story with Members of Congress. As part of their Think Babies campaign, ZERO TO THREE is bringing babies and families from all 50 states to Capitol Hill to meet with their elected leaders face-to-face and share their story about why Congress must #ThinkBabies. ZERO TO THREE will cover all travel costs for a parent, their children under age three and an adult travel companion to assist with child care. They will also provide guidance, training and support to families before and during their trip.

There is no experience necessary, but ZERO TO THREE would like participants to see themselves as advocates - whether that means speaking up for their child's needs, or contacting an elected official about an issue. They'd also like families to be willing to spend a small amount of time in the weeks leading up to the trip preparing for their meetings. Each family will visit their Senators, as well as their Representative. ZERO TO THREE will select one family from each state to participate and will give priority to registrants from Representative DeGette and Representative Coffman's district, as these Colorado Representatives sit on key committees of jurisdiction for early childhood issues.
If you are interested in traveling to Washington, DC with your baby or toddler to meet Members of Congress and tell your story, please fill out the ZERO TO THREE Interest Form no later than Friday, February 23. ZERO TO THREE will follow up with everyone who has expressed interest by late March to let them know if they have been selected. If you have any questions about this amazing opportunity, please contact Amanda Perez at aperez@zerotothree.org

After lengthy deliberation, Congress has ensured that over 90,000 children and pregnant women in Colorado will continue to receive health care through the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

The Clayton Research & Evaluation Team has been hard at work collecting student data and classroom observations for the 2017-2018 school year. Learn more about what they've already collected, how data is used and what's next for the team this year.

New and emerging advocates are invited to Join Children's Hospital Colorado, Clayton Early Learning and Colorado Children's Campaign at Speak Up For Kids on March 14. Attendees will learn about upcoming bills and policies that affect children and families, as well as strategies for effectively impacting positive change.

Ann Schimke of Chalkbeat writes "Coaches in the classroom: How Colorado preschools are upping their teaching game."

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 www.epworthfoundation.org

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 https://www.coloradogives.org/claytonearlylearning/overview .

DENVER, CO - SEPT. 21, 2017 - The George W. Clayton Trust, managed by Clayton Early Learning, today announced that it has come to an agreement with the City and County of Denver on a proposal to purchase the Park Hill Golf Course property.

In early 2017, Clayton stakeholders were introduced to the Innovators Society - 'a program of Community First Foundation...committed to improving mental wellness int he Denver area by investing in fresh, new ideas to improve awareness, foster well-being and change perceptions of mental illness.'