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.

What's New?

Support Clayton Early Learning on Colorado Gives Day, Dec. 4, 2018, and support quality early childhood education for children in our community with limited opportunities. And, as an added bonus, your contribution is eligible for the Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit!

Charlotte Brantley, the president and CEO of Clayton Early Learning, announced today that she will retire in 2019, following 13 years with the organization. Brantley will remain in place while the Clayton Board of Trustees conducts a national search for her successor.

Check out the many exciting career opportunities available at Clayton Early Learning.

Ready to Grow! Learn about planting day in Clayton's on campus Moonbeam Garden!

In the early morning of April 21, more than 100 volunteers from Comcast and Clayton gathered at the Historic Clayton Campus for Comcast Cares Day - the nation's largest single-day corporate volunteer effort and a powerful representation of the company's year-round commitment to community service

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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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