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“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

Investing in quality early childhood programs is one of the best education reform strategies. It ensures the earliest years in a child’s development are given the attention so critical to later academic success. 

By making a donation to Clayton Early Learning, you are helping the youngest and most vulnerable members of our community get the best start possible by supporting these four main initiatives:

  • Teaching Children: Our practices in the classroom and with families are research-based and outcome-focused to ensure our students, most of who come from families coping with the effects of poverty, arrive at kindergarten prepared for academic success.
  • Teaching Teachers: Creating highly trained early childhood education professionals lies at the heart of our training and coaching programs connecting effective teacher preparation with children’s academic success.
  • Teaching Families: We offer opportunities for parents to learn about child development and gain the skills and confidence they need to be their child’s first teacher and actively participate in their child’s education.
  • Campus as a Community Asset: Clayton Early Learning has provided a better start for vulnerable children for over a century.  Preserving our campus, and keeping it open to the community, is critical to continue serving as a vibrant place of learning in the heart of Northeast Denver.

Clayton Early Learning impacts about 8,000 children annually.  With your partnership, together we can help ensure a better start in school and life to thousands of children across the state.

For more information on how you can support Clayton Early Learning, please contact Sarah Berkman, Vice President of Development, at 303-355-4411 x267 or sberkman

Or donate now online.

In addition to monetary donations we also accept in-kind donations – bus passes, gift cards for gasoline, children’s clothing, etc. – to support the families we serve. If you would like to make a donation of this kind, please contact us at 303-355-4411.