For all things early childhood, experts turn to Clayton Early Learning.

Clayton Early Learning provides national leadership to advance the field of early childhood education by researching, implementing and disseminating innovative teaching models and research-based, quality practices. We expand equitable access to high quality care and education through research and evaluation, partnerships with families, teacher preparation and coaching services, and effective early education policy.

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Denverite.com featured Clayton Early Learning in an article about the organization's focus on health, wellness and addressing food insecurity in Denver.

A nationally recognized leader in ECE, Charlotte Brantley, former president & ceo of Clayton Early Learning, celebrates a distinguished 40-year career, marked by successful management of early childhood programs at local, state and federal levels. 

Grant supports Fatherhood Committee, teacher development and student learning.

Ealasha Vaughner, a Clayton parent, recently took her two young daughters all the way to Washington, D.C., to advocate for making the potential of every baby a national priority through policies such as comprehensive national paid leave and high-quality, affordable child care.

On behalf of the Clayton Early Learning Board of Trustees, we are thrilled to share that Rebecca (Becky) Crowe has been selected to be our organization’s next president and chief executive officer.

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  • 1,500+ Assessments
    1,500+ Assessments

    that measure child development are administered by Clayton each year

  • 20,724 hours
    20,724 hours

    of professional development are conducted through Clayton annually

  • 850+ Children
    850+ Children

    receive direct services through Clayton programs each year

  • 115 Percent
    115 Percent

    increase in state funding for childcare achieved through advocacy

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