News Archive

9.25.17  Clayton announces agreement with City for purchase of Park Hill Golf Course

The proposal calls for the City to purchase the property, which will allow time for a community visioning process that is currently underway to continue... More

9.21.17  Clayton VP Completes Innovator Society Program

After pitching EMBRACE earlier this year, Cathy McCarty concludes her work within the Innovators Society program and prepares for full launch. More

9.11.17  Xcel Energy Day of Service at Clayton

Xcel Energy's annual day of service brings volunteers together to support programs like those at Clayton Early Learning. More

8.22.17  Clayton Staff Kick-Off Annual Professional Development with Great Solar Eclipse

August 21 marks the first day of preservice for Clayton staff, including a gathering at Denver Museum of Nature and Science to witness the Great Solar Eclipse of 20167. More

5.17.17  The future of the Park Hill Golf Course property

Your opinion matters! Please take a short survey to help us learn more about community needs and to share your ideas for how the property can be used. More

5.16.17  Clayton COO selected for Aspen Institute Fellowship

Michael Niyompong joins class of 20 outstanding Colorado leaders for inaugural year of Children & Families Fellowship. More

4.24.17  Outstanding Clayton Parent Recognized

Denver Great Kids Head Start, a delegate agency, has recognized Clayton parent, Rachel Gatschet, for her outstanding contribution to the Head Start program. More

4.10.17  17-18 Buell Cohort Announced

The 10th cohort of Buell Early Childhood Leadership Program Fellows has been announced and will begin their studies in May 2017. More

3.30.17  Clayton & Partners Host Speak Up For Kids 2017

Nearly 200 advocates gathered on March 22 to voice their interests and concerns about issues impacting children in Colorado. More

2.15.17  Register now for Speak Up For Kids 2017

With our partners at Colorado Children's Campaign and Children's Hospital Colorado, Clayton hosts an annual day of advocacy on March 22. More

2.6.17  New study from partners at Educare

New study demonstrates that services received at Educare Schools have a positive impact on economically vulnerable infants and toddlers. More

2.1.17  Clayton research in the news

Clayton Research Associate, Pedro Mendez is awarded ECCP Mini-Grant to examine implicit bias in early childhood education More

1.17.17  Educare Learning Network calls Embrace a ‘success story’

Our national partner, Educare Learning Network, talks to Senior VP, Learning & Talent about the innovation Embrace. More

12.12.16  Clayton CEO Talks Investing in ECE with Chalkbeat

Ann Schimke of Chalkbeat Colorado checks in with Clayton CEO Charlotte Brantley about how early investments develop into long-term payoffs. More

11.22.16  End-of-Year Gifts to Clayton go Further with the CCTC

Learn how the Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit helps your end-of-year donations make a bigger impact. More

11.1.16  Clayton Board Chair, Sarah Gustashaw, promoted to VP of Finance for Comcast West Division

Congratulations to our very own Board Chair, Sarah Gustashaw, on her recent promotion at Comcast Cable. More

11.1.16  Early giving available for CO Gives Day

No need to wait until December 6. Here's how to schedule your donation today. More

10.28.16  Clayton Supports Pregnancy-Related Depression Awareness Campaign

Clayton joins the state health department advisory board as they launch a pregnancy-related depression awareness campaign. More

10.25.16  Clayton Students Get Hands on at the Denver Zoo

A partnership between the Denver Zoo and Clayton Early Learning provides new ways for students to explore science and nature. More

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

9.23.16  New Clayton Video: Growing Healthy Families

Guests at Moonbeam Harvest 2016 witnessed a first-ever showing of the Clayton's newest video. Now, you can watch it on our website or the Clayton YouTube channel. More

9.22.16  Clayton School Spirit Day

Monday, October 3 is School Spirit Day at Clayton Early Learning! More

9.19.16  Clayton & Qualistar host Ballot Education Forum

Join Clayton Early Learning and Qualistar Colorado on October 4 to learn about the ballot measures impacting education this November. More

9.14.16  Home-based Early Education Enrollment Available

Learn more about how families can benefit from professional early childhood educators in the comfort of their own homes. More

9.14.16  Home-based Early Education Enrollment Available

Learn more about how families can benefit from professional early childhood educators in the comfort of their own homes. More

9.10.16  Xcel Volunteers Make a Difference at Clayton

Xcel Energy Day of Service volunteers make an impact at the Historic Clayton Campus. More

6.10.16  Denver Post Profiles Michael Niyompong

Clayton COO, Michael Niyompong, is profiled as a 2016 Livingston Fellow More

5.13.16  Educare Denver in the News

Clayton President & CEO interviewed for national news piece about the need for public funding of quality early childhood education. More

5.10.16  Clayton COO 2016 Livingston Fellow

Unique investment by the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation supports advanced learning and development for promising nonprofit leaders More

5.4.16  Comcast Cares Day at Clayton

More than 100 volunteers spent a cold and wet Saturday at the Historic Clayton Campus for the 15th annual Comcast Cares Day. More

4.28.16  Save the Date!

On May 12, Swoozie's at Cherry Creek is hosting a shopping event to benefit Clayton Early Learning. More

4.26.16  Announcing the 2016-2017 Buell Early Childhood Leadership Fellows

The 9th Cohort of Buell Early Childhood Leadership Program Fellows is announced. More

4.18.16  Colorado’s Legislative Updates in ECE

Clayton Policy Specialist, Lauren Heintz, shares what's new in Colorado ECE policy. More

4.15.16  March Legislative Updates

Clayton Policy Specialist, Lauren Heintz, shares what's new in Colorado ECE policy. More

4.1.16  Clayton in Far Northeast Denver Earns NAEYC Accreditation

Clayton Early Learning in Far Northeast joins Educare Denver as a nationally accredited school. More

4.1.16  Clayton Early Learning Named Finalist for National Grant Award

Voting for the second annual Gerry Rauenhorst Building Community Award is open April 5 to 15. More

2.29.16  Clayton Plans Health & Nutrition Celebration in March

To celebrate, Clayton will offer a variety of activities and events that promote "Whole Food, Whole Body, Whole Mind, Whole Life." More

2.19.16  Colorado 2016 Legislative Session Update

Learn more about the issues and policies that could impact children and families. More

2.1.16  Register Now for 2016 Speak Up for Kids

Join Clayton Early Learning and partners for the fifth annual Speak Up for Kids day of advocacy on March 16. More

12.10.15  Colorado Gives Day Success

Thank you for supporting Clayton and the 2015 Colorado Gives Day campaign! More

12.3.15  Clayton Prepares for Culture Night

Organization strengthens community by promoting celebration of diverse cultures. More

11.25.15  Clayton Staff Gives Thanks

Clayton staff welcome the holiday season by celebrating all that we have to be thankful for. More

11.18.15  Children’s Mental Health Policy Summit at Clayton Early Learning

Nearly 200 health and education professionals gathered at The Historic Clayton Campus to collaborate and advocate for children's mental health resources in Colorado. More

11.2.15  Support Clayton on Colorado Gives Day

Stand up for children and families everywhere by pledging your support for Clayton Early Learning on December 8. More

10.30.15  Clayton Students’ Artwork Displayed at Denver Art Museum

The works of more than 75 children from the Far Northeast Denver school are showcased through November 16. More

10.26.15  Clayton In The News

Chalkbeat Colorado visits Clayton Early Learning to explore how high quality ECE programs support lasting impacts for children. More

10.22.15  The Buell Early Childhood Leadership Program Now Recruiting 2016-2017 Fellows

Information session dates now available for professionals interested in applying for the graduate certificate program. More

10.16.15  New Funding Expands Arts Programming at Clayton

$10k Colorado Creative Industries grant helps Clayton provide music, dance and art for students. More

9.21.15  2015 Moonbeam Harvest Reflection

The third annual Clayton Moonbeam Harvest welcomed over 350 guests on September 10. More

9.16.15  Xcel Energy Day of Service at Clayton Early Learning

More than 100 Xcel Energy, Clayton Early Learning and community volunteers gathered at Clayton schools for Xcel Energy Day of Service. More

9.16.15  New Clayton Early Learning Video

Learn more about how Clayton Early Learning impacts ECE through a unique four pillar approach. More

9.11.15  Denver Zoo partners with Clayton Early Learning for a new grant-funded program

Denver Zoo awarded grant to encourage nature play and develop age-appropriate science skills for young children. More

9.10.15  Anticipation Builds for 2015 Clayton Moonbeam Harvest

William Porter of The Denver Post helps build excitement for tonight's Moonbeam Harvest. More

9.9.15  Moonbeam Harvest in Denver Post

Clayton Moonbeam Harvest included in Food & Dining section of Denver Post. More

9.8.15  Moonbeam Harvest in Westword

Denver's Westword calls Clayton Moonbeam Harvest one of "eleven tastiest events on the culinary calendar." More

9.1.15  Eater Denver Says Moonbeam Harvest is a “Must-Attend Culinary Event”

Allie Scheu and Andra Zeppelin of Eater Denver call Clayton Moonbeam Harvest a "must-attend Culinary Event." More

8.14.15  Clayton Early Learning Announces 2015 Moonbeam Harvest

Guests will learn more about the early childhood institution while dining on exclusive local fare from Denver's top chefs. More

7.21.15  Clayton Early Learning Announces 2015-2016 Board of Trustees

Colorado's leader in early childhood education welcomes three new members to Board of Trustees. More

7.8.15  Clayton Early Learning Helps Combat Denver Food Deserts

Organization initiatives ensure that families have access to fresh, healthy food. More

6.29.15  Pilot Launch of Summer Art Studio at Educare Denver

Educare Denver at Clayton Early Learning announces the launch of a Summer Art Studio for preschool students. More

6.25.15  Clayton Early Learning Voted One of Top Five Preschools by Colorado Parent Magazine

Clayton is proud to have been voted by Colorado Parent readers to be one of Colorado's Top Five Preschools. More

6.24.15  New Funding Extends Summer Programming to More Children

Denver Preschool Program funding helps to ensure that more children have access to summer programming. More

6.4.15  The 14-15 Class of Buell Fellows Present Work and are Honored in Capstone Celebration

The seventh cohort of Buell Early Childhood Leadership Program Fellows honored at Capstone Celebration. More

6.2.15  Save the Date for Moonbeam Harvest 2015

Clayton Early Learning invites you to Moonbeam Harvest, a gathering of local chefs to support early education. More

5.4.15  Clayton Early Learning Hosts Job Fair for ECE Professionals

Join us on May 13 & 14 to learn more about the exciting opportunities currently available at Clayton schools. More

4.28.15  Over 100 Volunteers Celebrate Comcast Cares Day at Clayton Early Learning

The Historic Clayton Campus participates in Comcast Cares Day as one of 750 community projects nationwide. More

4.24.15  Announcing the 2015-2016 Buell Early Childhood Leadership Fellows

Congratulations to the Buell Early Childhood Leadership Program as Class of 2016. More

3.30.15  Clayton Early Learning is One of DDHS First Mini-Grant Recipients

Award will be used to promote child abuse prevention and awareness through free workshop for families. More

3.19.15  Clayton Early Learning Awarded $6.2M for Expanded Programming

Federal grant allows nonprofit to serve 82 children through partnerships. More

3.11.15  Bright by Three Joins Clayton Early Learning Campus

Early childhood development hub expanded with addition of parent engagement nonprofit. More

2.19.15  New Push to Quantify, Prevent Preschool Expulsions in Colorado

Preschoolers more likely to be expelled than K-12 students. More

2.19.15  Clayton Early Learning Announces New Leadership Team Members

Early childhood education organization makes one new hire, promotes another from within. More

2.12.15  Clayton Early Learning Announces Hire of New CFO

Sonya Marques-Correia joins Clayton with 10 years of nonprofit experience. More

1.14.15  Clayton Early Learning Staffer Appointed to HIPPY USA Board of Trustees

Michelle Mackin Brown will report to board on offices offering home-based early childhood education services. More

12.20.14  George Washington Clayton, Denver’s First Big Giver

Tom Noel captures the life of Mr. Clayton, Clayton Early Learning's benefactor, in this Denver Post article. More

12.11.14  Clayton Early Learning Awarded Federal Partnership Grant

White House announces Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships grantees. More

12.10.14  Clayton Early Learning Celebrates Diversity with Culture Night

Clayton strengthens community by promoting understanding, knowledge of families' cultures. More

12.10.14  Thank You for Supporting Clayton on Colorado Gives Day

With your generous support, Clayton raised $13,696 on Colorado Gives Day. More

11.27.14  Season to Share: Clayton Early Learning on Denver Post TV

The Denver Post visited Clayton, where students are taught year-round to appreciate even the smallest things. More

11.11.14  Clayton Early Learning Wins Grant to Fund Pilot Program for Teacher Candidates

Daniels Fund grant supports partnership with University of Colorado Denver, Arapahoe Community College and Red Rocks Community College. More

11.3.14  Amazon Makes it Easy to Support Clayton Early Learning this Holiday Season

The holiday season is about giving, and this year, we’ve made it easier than ever to give to Clayton. More

10.29.14  Clayton Early Learning Selected to Attend Education Institute

Clayton was chosen as part of team representing Denver Public Schools at University of Washington program. More

9.3.14  Clayton Moonbeam Harvest event featured in today’s Denver Post

The foodie event will take place on the evening of September 11 on the historic campus of Clayton Early Learning. More

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

6.6.14  We are pleased to announce the chefs for the VIP Experience at Moonbeam Harvest 2014

Duy Pham, Executive Chef at Parker Garage, and Diane Snider, Executive Chef at Row 14, will join us on September 11, 2014 at our Moonbeam Harvest kicking off the event at the VIP Exclusive Experience. More

5.29.14  Save the date for the 2014 Clayton Moonbeam Harvest

Join us Thursday, September 11th at the second annual Moonbeam Harvest to support Clayton's commitment to improving school readiness for Colorado's youngest children. More

5.19.14  Colorado Literacy Week 2014 kicks-off.

Lt. Governor Joe Garcia is leading a statewide tour to build excitement for reading and discuss how communities can come together to boost literacy outcomes. More

5.19.14  Congratulations to the new cohort of the Buell Early Childhood Leadership Program!

Twenty One Fellows from around Colorado have been selected to begin this year-long leadership journey in June. More

4.28.14  Thank you Comcast Cares Day volunteers!

Together we completed several exciting projects including building a bicycle pump track for preschoolers, beautifying the campus, and painting signs for the children’s sensory garden! More

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

2.7.14  Clayton Early Learning CEO Testifies in US Senate Hearing on investing in ECE

Charlotte Brantley offered testimony before the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions on the importance of investments in high quality early education. More

2.3.14  The Clayton Early Learning Annual Report for 2013 is now available.

Thank you for your support, please check out the highlights of our work over the past year. More

11.27.13  Please support Clayton Early Learning on Colorado Gives Day—December 10th

Support the children and programs of Clayton Early Learning during 24-hours of online giving starting at 12:00 a.m. through 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. More

11.11.13  Buell Early Childhood Leadership program accepting applications through 01/17/14.

Program offers an 18 credit year-long graduate certificate in early care and education. Click for application and details. More

10.22.13  Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock endorses Amendment 66 during rally at Clayton

“I want to give all Colorado kids the best chance to compete and succeed in a global economy,” said Hancock. More

10.10.13  Open House October 10, 2013 -  Learn About Enrollment for Children Under Age 5

Clayton Early Learning Open House Learn about enrollment for children under age 5 More

10.2.13  Moonbeam Harvest event at Clayton Early Learning a great success!

See the inaugural Sold Out special event featuring 15 premier local chefs highlighted in The Denver Post More

8.8.13  Take Action! Share Your Story!

Do you have a story to share about how high-quality early learning has made a powerful impact? More

8.6.13  Secretary Duncan tours Clayton to see high-quality ECE in action, promotes preschool expansion

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited Mr. DeShawn Burk's Preschool Classroom at Clayton Early Learning. More

7.26.13  Learn About Enrolling Children Ages 0-5 at Both of Our Schools

Open houses will be held on August 8 & 11, and September 15. More

7.16.13  Clayton Early Learning to host Town Hall meeting with U.S. Secretary of Education

On 7/19/13, U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan to discuss President’s Preschool for All initiative. More

7.9.13  Moonbeam Harvest event announced to the media and general public today

Read the full text of the Press Release for details and event information. More

7.5.13  Colorado Reading Corps is hiring members for the 2013-2014 school year

Work one-on-one with K-3 children who need help learning to read; 50 AmeriCorps positions are needed soon. More

7.3.13  Job Fair -  July 15 and July 18 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Clayton Early Learning

Job Fair for Early Childhood Education Professionals at both Clayton campuses, please check for location. More

3.6.13  Clayton Early Learning Featured on KGNU Radio Regarding Sequestration

This story is part of a series on the impact of sequestration in communities. More

3.1.13  Early Childhood Advocates Speak Up On a Busy Day at the Colorado Capitol

Nearly 80 participants meet with legislators to show support for early childhood development and learning. More

2.25.13  The 2012 Community Report for Clayton Early Learning is now available.

Please read the latest news and highlights about our work with children, teachers, and families. More

2.15.13  White House releases “Plan for Early Education for All Americans”

Obama calls for investments in home visiting, Early Head Start, Head Start, PreK, and full-day Kindergarten More

2.1.13  Early Childhood Advocacy Day on February 28, 2013.  Register today!

Clayton and Colorado Children's Campaign co-host this event on issues impacting Colorado's young children. More

1.24.13  Buell Early Childhood Leadership Program is back, with CU Denver as our new university partner.

Application materials are included here. Don't wait- the priority due date is February 22, 2013. More

1.7.13  Z Place Grand Opening Celebration on January 18- join us to learn more and take a tour

New Clayton Early Learning School will be located at Z Place on the Evie Dennis Campus in Far Northeast. More

1.7.13  Open House January 13, 2013 -  Learn About Enrollment for Children Under Age 5

Are you seeking the best possible early learning experience for your child? Find out about our early education programs. More

12.14.12  New Partnership for the Continuation of the Buell Early Childhood Leadership Program.

CU-Denver will join the Buell Foundation and Clayton Early Learning to offer this exciting leadership program in 2013. More

12.11.12  New Clayton Early Learning School Opening in Far Northeast Denver

Nationally recognized program to expand reach in January 2013 with second school. More

12.7.12  Colorado Awarded $30 Million in Race to the Top Funding for Early Childhood Education

Read about Clayton Early Learning in The Denver Post article outlining how the state will use the funding. More

12.6.12  Clayton Early Learning raised over $17,000 on Colorado Gives Day 2012!

Thank you to everyone who supported the children and families we serve. More

12.3.12  Commitment to Early Childhood Education Pays Off

Denver Post article features how the early start is paying off in higher test scores. More

11.9.12  Support Clayton Early Learning on Colorado Gives Day - December 4, 2012

Schedule your donation ahead of time to count on December 4, 2012 and qualify for the incentive fund. More

9.7.12  Xcel Energy Day of Service on the Clayton Campus September 8, 2012

Xcel Energy employees and their families to volunteer at Clayton Early Learning to help preserve and maintain the historic campus. More

8.20.12  Clayton Early Learning Awarded $150,000 to Improve Early Education Statewide

Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation and Mile High United Way continue their investment in prenatal to age 5 period. More

6.11.12  Third Annual Summer Institute for ECE Faculty Development June 28, 29, 30,  2012

Summer Institute will focus on aligning key assessment standards and competencies in early education. More

5.1.12  Mile High Montessori and Clayton Early Learning Receive W. K. Kellogg Foundation Grant

Grant will focus on ensuring that children are ready for kindergarten with the "Neighborhoods for Learning" project. More

4.20.12  Helen Thorpe and Comcast Cares Day Volunteers to support Early Childhood Education

Wide variety of volunteer activities all support literacy and outdoor learning at Clayton's historic campus. More

4.2.12  On Campus in April 2012—-Doors Open Denver and Comcast Cares Day

Happening at Clayton Early Learning---Doors Open Denver on April 14 and Comcast Cares Day on April 21 More

4.2.12  Nine Community Colleges in Colorado receive NAEYC accreditation

The NAEYC Commission on Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation awarded accreditation to nine Community College Early Childhood Programs More

3.1.12  Social Innovation Fund Literacy Grant Awarded to Clayton Early Learning

The highly selective grant to advance early childhood literacy in Colorado was one of only 11 awarded in the state. More

2.22.12  Major Grants Awarded by Temple Hoyne Buell and Boettcher Foundations

Significant funding has been awarded to Clayton Early Learning by the Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation and the Boettcher Foundation. More

1.9.12  Clayton Selected to Revise National HIPPY Curriculum

Clayton Early Learning selected to revise national preschool curriculum for home-based program. More

1.9.12  Fred Meyer Jewelers Partners with Clayton Early Learning

Fred Meyer Jewelers have chosen Clayton Early Learning as the beneficiary for their Lil' Paws promotion. More