Giving Children a Successful Start

Our practice initiative comes to life each day at our Educare Denver school on our flagship campus in Northeast Denver and at the Clayton Early Learning school in Green Valley Ranch.  Building on the success of our Educare Denver school, we opened the Clayton Early Learning school on the Evie Garrett Dennis Campus in Green Valley Ranch in January 2013. Both schools are state-of-the-art learning environments where children under age 5 grow up safe, healthy and eager to learn. While most of the information in this section on our Practice pertains to our Educare Denver school, we will continue to update it with details about our school in Green Valley Ranch.  Please note that both schools offer various payment options and tuition assistance to accommodate students and families. Click here for more information about Our Schools or call us at (303) 355-4411 for information or to schedule a tour.

Academic Success: Priority One

Our teaching practices are driven by research. Our approach is outcome-focused and comprehensive, involving not only the child’s educational development, but also his or her social, emotional and physical well–being. Our classrooms are consistently rated in the top tier on nationally normed measures and recognized standards of quality, including NAEYC Accreditation, the Environment Rating Scales and the CLASS. In our quest to develop each child’s full potential, we recognize the significance of his or her family and/or caregivers, and extend our services to these important people as well. By partnering with elementary schools, we strive to continue to influence effective educational practices and leverage our school readiness outcomes through third grade. In short, we employ every possible resource to prepare children for academic success and a productive future.

The Educare Model

Educare Schools are committed to helping young children grow up safe, healthy and eager to learn. Through a consortium of partners, these schools create, provide and promote high-quality, research-based, outcome-focused learning environments foryoung children who are at-risk for school failure and their families. Educare Schools are learning organizations, committed to implementing innovative ideas and best practices to continuously improve their work with families.

The Educare Denver school at Clayton Early Learning follows the 12 core features of the Educare model, which expand on Head Start and Early Head Start standards, described in detail here.

The Clayton Early Learning school at Green Valley Ranch will follow comparable teaching and family engagement strategies as those of our Educare Denver school.