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When I tell people I do mental health consultation for children 0-3, often the first question I get regarding my position is, "Do kids that young have mental health problems?" It is not that I don't appreciate the concern that accompanies the question, but it is the wrong question. Yes, I come across some children who need extra attention where their mental health is concerned. But that misses the point. It is not so much that these very young children have mental health 'problems,' but that they have mental health to begin with that people are just beginning to recognize and prioritize.
A year ago today, Clayton Early Learning, the Colorado Children’s Campaign, and a steering committee of diverse stakeholders, gave birth to Raise Colorado, a coalition that takes collective action to promote bold public policy and change public perception regarding the health and well-being of pregnant people, new families, infants, and toddlers.
Join Clayton Early Learning on March 12 for a screening of the fascinating and insightful documentary No Small Matter.
If you’re anything like me – a political nerd at heart – you’re probably still reeling from the excitement of the November 6 midterm elections! The country saw the highest voter turnout for midterm elections since 1966 and Colorado’s rate was one of the highest in the country with just under 60 percent of Colorado voters participating in this year’s election. At Clayton we are processing the results of the election and planning for the upcoming 2019 legislative session.
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
Designscapes Colorado, Inc. and their work at the Clayton campus garden were recently awarded by the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado (ALCC) with The ELITE Award for Community Service.
APRIL 13 - Senator Michael Bennet visits the Historic Clayton Campus and Educare Denver to see quality early childhood education practices in action and learn more about the long-term benefits that quality services deliver.
Walk, stroll and play with us on May 8 when we rally at Colorado's State Capitol and encourage policy makers to Think Babies™. So pack up your strollers and meet us on the West Stairs of the Capitol at 9:30am for a family-friendly walk, followed by a giant play date on the Capitol's East Lawn - including awesome giveaways, activities for kids and caregivers, entertainment and more! Learn more about Strolling Thunder, connect with other attendees and join the Think Babies™ movement on our event Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/StrollingThunderCO/
WASHINGTON - Congress has approved an increase of more than $3 BILLION for child care and early learning, including:
• $610 million increase for Head Start - with $115 million of those dollars dedicated to Early Head Start expansion or Early Head Start partnerships
• $35 million increase for CCAMPIS, funding child care for mothers who are college students
• $20 million increase for 21st Century Community Learning Centers, supporting after school programs
• $11.4 million increase for Part C of IDEA
• $12.8 million increase for Part B, Section 619 of IDEA
• $250 million flat funding structure for Preschool Development Grants
Big thanks to the Senators and Representatives who made this possible!