Clayton Early Learning Awarded Federal Partnership Grant

DENVER, CO – Yesterday, at the White House Summit on Early Education, it was announced that Clayton Early Learning would be awarded an Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership grant, which will fund collaboration between Clayton Early Learning and local child care programs to expand high quality early learning opportunities for Colorado’s most vulnerable infants and toddlers.

“This grant will empower Clayton Early Learning to build on long-standing community relationships and work with local child care providers to address the desperate need for high quality care for infants and toddlers in Colorado,” Charlotte M. Brantley, Clayton Early Learning President and Chief Executive Officer said. “We look forward to strengthening these partnerships and continuing to lay a foundation for success for our community’s at-risk children.”

The grantees were announced at the White House Summit on Early Education, where leaders in the early education community gathered to support President Obama’s commitment to expanding access to high-quality early education opportunities for children across the country.

“We are thrilled to see our local Head Start programs fueling change and laying the foundation for success in at-risk communities across the country,” said National Head Start Association Executive Director Yasmina Vinci. “These new federal investments in local Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships are an exciting step forward in our national commitment to ensuring every child, regardless of circumstance at birth, is given the opportunity to succeed.”

Clayton Early Learning President and Chief Executive Officer Charlotte Brantley can be reached directly at 303.398.8578 or cbrantley @ claytonearlylearning.org.

About Clayton Early Learning
Clayton Early Learning, a 501(c)(3), is Colorado's leading catalyst in providing early care and education to ensure optimal development for all children, especially those of limited opportunities. We harness the synergy of four dynamic initiatives - classroom and family-centered practices in our schools, research and program evaluation, professional development of teachers and leaders and effective policy advocacy - to spark improved early care and education approaches statewide in collaboration with other public and private entities.

Visit www.claytonearlylearning.org for more information.