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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Partners, board members and staff helped make Thanksgiving 2019 special for Clayton children and their families.

Clayton Early Learning encourages staff, partners and community supporters to contribute to helping children thrive by making a donation to Clayton on Colorado Gives Day, Dec. 10, 2019.  

Clayton Early Learning's garden-to-table nutrition program was featured in the Oct. 31, 2019 edition of the Denver Post Your Hub. Click on on the title or Read More to download the article.

It was a lovely evening on the patio of Hogshead Brewery as members of the Denver community supported a fundraiser for Clayton Early Learning. Sponsored by Posinelli and Hogshead Brewery, $1 from every pint of beer sold, as well as tips and donations, all benefited Clayton programs.

Advocate for access to affordable, high-quality childcare and paid family and medical leave at Strolling Thunder on Sept. 21.

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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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