Current Policy Work

As Colorado’s leading catalyst in providing early care and education, Clayton Early Learning proudly provides subject matter expertise to illuminate issues impacting Colorado’s youngest children and their families.  Through our extensive, nationally recognized work in the field of early childhood education, we know that the most effective influence on a child’s future occurs in the first five years of life.  Given that fact, and in furtherance of our vision for a world where all children are prepared for school and life, we find these issues worthy of our attention.


Every year from mid-January to early May, 100 state senators and representatives gather at the State Capitol to learn about critical issues facing our state, debate and vote on legislation, and create and balance the Colorado state budget. While the legislature is in session, check this page to see updates on what's happening at the Capitol.

Download and read our 2019 Early Childhood Policy Priorities Fact Sheet