New Clayton Early Learning School Opening in Far Northeast Denver

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Early Childhood Education Takes a Major Step Forward with New Clayton Early Learning School in Far Northeast Denver

Nationally Recognized Clayton Early Learning to Expand Reach in January 2013

DENVER – December 10, 2012 - Clayton Early Learning, one of the first in the country designated by the federal Office of Head Start as a Center of Excellence, today announced plans for a new school in Far Northeast Denver.  This will be Clayton Early Learning’s second location and offers a major boost for Early Childhood Education in the Children’s Corridor with programs available for ages 6 weeks to 5 years.

Clayton Early Learning School in Far Northeast Denver is scheduled to open its doors in late January, 2013 at 4800 Telluride Street, on the Denver Public Schools E-12 Evie Garrett Dennis Campus.   This new location will allow Clayton Early Learning to expand the reach of its exemplary early childhood education, serving approximately 86 children 6 weeks to 5 years, and another 25 in a less formal Play and Learn Group that will meet twice per week.

According to Andy Meyers, chairman of the board of trustees for Clayton Early Learning, “This marks a major milestone for Clayton Early Learning.  Our quality, outcome focused educational initiatives have long benefitted children across the state but we’re most excited to offer this schooling in a hands on environment, similar to our award winning school in the Park Hill community of Denver.”

The new location offers Clayton Early Learning the opportunity to join with innovative DPS Charter educators including SOAR, STRIVE, and the Denver School of Science and Technology middle school and high school.  Clayton Early Learning School in Far Northeast will also be one among several partners in “Z Place” on the Evie Garrett Dennis campus.  Z Place will serve as an innovative hub of comprehensive services to support kids, families and communities within the Children’s Corridor where services, ideas, energy and determination will be linked together to provide the neighborhood with programs, resources and services that make families stronger, kids more prepared for success and the community more connected.   The Children’s Corridor is a 14-mile stretch from Northeast Denver to Green Valley Ranch, where a ground-breaking effort is taking place to elevate the lives and futures of families and kids.

According to Charlotte Brantley, president and CEO of Clayton Early Learning, "We are eager to build on Clayton's history of providing exemplary Early Childhood Education and hope our new school will offer the best start possible and instill a love of learning in the youngest residents of Denver's northeast  communities."

The school is scheduled to open in late January, 2013 for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. If you are interested in enrolling your child, please visit www.ClaytonEarlyLearning.com or call 303-355-4411 for more information.   To make our school community as rich and diverse as possible, we welcome children and families from all backgrounds. To that end, we offer various means of tuition assistance.

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About Clayton Early Learning
Clayton Early Learning is Colorado’s leading catalyst in providing and improving early education during the critical prenatal-to-5 period.  The non-profit organization, which includes two schools, harnesses the synergy of research, practice and training to close learning gaps for the children who need it most.  Through its public and private partnerships, Clayton Early Learning drives system change throughout the state championing the fact that quality early education can and does change lives.
For more information visit www.ClaytonEarlyLearning.org.