2015 Moonbeam Harvest Reflection

On Thursday, September 10, Clayton Early Learning welcomed more than 350 guests to the third-annual Moonbeam Harvest, hosted on the expansive Historic Clayton Campus in Denver, Colorado.

This year’s interactive chef event offered inventive signature dishes from 11 outstanding local chefs, a selection of craft beers from Breckenridge Brewery and live music provided by Moonbeam Harvest alum, The Heavy Heavies.


In addition to enjoying the evening’s incredible fare and impeccable weather, event guests enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about how Clayton impacts children and families through touching testimonials and a new video illustrating how Clayton advances early education through four key pillars; research, training, practice and advocacy. 

Program speakers for the evening included emcee Lisa Hidalgo of Channel 7 News, Clayton President & CEO, Charlotte Brantley, as well as former Clayton parent and Policy Council President, Princess Mack.

Princess described her early struggles as a parent as well as the desire she had to see her children become successful students. After recalling a series of dissatisfying experiences with other schools, Princess explained what drove her to enroll her sons at Clayton Early Learning: 

“Clayton is different. Clayton is distinct. You won’t walk into another school like Clayton because there isn’t anything else like it. I couldn’t settle for anything less for my children.”


In addition to the overwhelmingly positive reviews that Clayton has received from guests regarding this year’s Moonbeam Harvest, Governor John Hickenlooper offered these kind remarks:

“Clayton Early Learning is such a pivotal center that is leading the way for a better Colorado. Your commitment to fostering a supportive learning environment for all children is inspiring. There is no doubt that by starting the youth of Colorado on a path to greatness there will be much success in their future. We appreciate you advocating on behalf of early childhood education and all the work you do at Clayton Early Learning. We look forward to many more Moonbeam Harvests.”

Special thanks to all who attended and supported the third annual Clayton Moonbeam Harvest. For more event photos, visit our Facebook page or use this link.

To see a complete list of participating chefs, restaurants and event sponsors, visit www.claytonmoonbeam.org