GEORGE W CLAYTON TRUST

Address
3801 MARTIN LUTHER KING BLVD
DENVER, CO 80205
Contact
Website: http://www.claytonearlylearning.org
Phone: +1 (303) 355-4411
Nonprofit
NTEE: P30 - Children's, Youth Services
EIN: 84-0432238

Mission

SEE SCHEDULE O.CLAYTON EARLY LEARNING PROVIDES NATIONAL LEADERSHIP TO ADVANCE THE FIELD OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION BY RESEARCHING, IMPLEMENTING AND DISSEMINATING INNOVATIVE TEACHING MODELS. WE PROMOTE EDUCATIONAL EQUITY FOR YOUNG CHILDREN THROUGH FAMILY ENGAGEMENT, TEACHER PREPARATION AND EFFECTIVE EARLY EDUCATION POLICY.
 20172016201520142012
Basic features of the organization
Doing business as nameCLAYTON EARLY LEARNING
Year of formation1892
Subsection code03
PF filing required0    
Metropolitan statistical area2082
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$493,616.00$489,187.00$483,142.00$425,248.00 
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$556,764.00$435,238.00$419,843.00$386,618.00 
Number of employees244240228208 
Number of people compensated >$100k4321 
Number of volunteers6506506501250 
Number of highly compensated contractors0211 
Personnel
Benson, Helen
TitleEXECUTIVE SECRETARYEXECUTIVE SECRETARYEXECUTIVE SECRETARYEXECUTIVE SECRETARY 
Name of key/compensated personHELEN BENSONHELEN BENSONHELEN BENSONHELEN BENSON 
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.0040.00 
Reportable compensation from org$47,980.00$47,128.00$46,287.00$46,531.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$9,163.00$9,645.00$9,454.00$9,197.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Biester, Doris
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEE 
Name of key/compensated personDORIS BIESTERDORIS BIESTERDORIS BIESTERDORIS BIESTER 
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.002.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Brantley, Charlotte
TitlePRESIDENT/CEOPRESIDENT/CEOPRESIDENT/CEOPRESIDENT/CEO 
Name of key/compensated personCHARLOTTE M BRANTLEYCHARLOTTE M BRANTLEYCHARLOTTE M BRANTLEYCHARLOTTE M BRANTLEY 
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.0040.00 
Reportable compensation from org$158,143.00$157,238.00$157,504.00$158,107.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$13,488.00$13,927.00$13,902.00$13,527.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Chavez, Jim
Title TRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEE 
Name of key/compensated person JIM CHAVEZJIM CHAVEZJIM CHAVEZ 
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org 1.001.002.00 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Coughlin, Bridget
Title  TRUSTEE  
Name of key/compensated person  BRIDGET COUGHLIN  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org  1.00  
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00  
Espinosa, Dave
TitleTRUSTEE    
Name of key/compensated personDAVE ESPINOSA    
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Federico, Steven
Title  TRUSTEETRUSTEE 
Name of key/compensated person  STEVEN G FEDERICO MDSTEVEN G FEDERICO MD 
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org  1.002.00 
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00 
Goodreau, Holiday
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEE  
Name of key/compensated personHOLIDAY GOODREAUHOLIDAY GOODREAUHOLIDAY GOODREAU  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Gustashaw, Sarah
TitleCHAIRVICE CHAIRTRUSTEETRUSTEE 
Name of key/compensated personSARAH GUSTASHAWSARAH GUSTASHAWSARAH GUSTASHAWSARAH GUSTASHAW 
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org3.002.001.002.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Gustave, Hilary
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEE  
Name of key/compensated personHILARY GUSTAVEHILARY GUSTAVEHILARY GUSTAVE  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Hoelscher, Joe
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEE   
Name of key/compensated personJOE HOELSCHERJOE HOELSCHER   
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Krause, Sarah
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEEVICE CHAIR 
Name of key/compensated personSARAH KRAUSESARAH KRAUSESARAH KRAUSESARAH KRAUSE 
Position of compensated person
Current officer   True 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.002.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Kubik, David
TitleVICE CHAIRCHAIRCHAIRTRUSTEE 
Name of key/compensated personDAVID KUBIKDAVID KUBIKDAVID KUBIKDAVID KUBIK 
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org2.003.003.002.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Litfin, Jodi
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEE   
Name of key/compensated personJODI LITFIN PHDJODI LITFIN   
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Logan, Ann
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEE 
Name of key/compensated personANN MERCER LOGANANN MERCER LOGANANN MERCER LOGANANN MERCER LOGAN 
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.002.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Mack,
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEE   
Name of key/compensated personPRINCESS MACKPRINCESS MACK   
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Marques-Correia, Sonya
TitleCFOCFOCFO effective 12/14  
Name of key/compensated personSONYA MARQUES-CORREIASONYA MARQUES-CORREIASONYA MARQUES-CORREIA  
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.00  
Reportable compensation from org$108,663.00$103,376.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$5,031.00$3,132.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
McCrory, Sean
TitleTRUSTEE    
Name of key/compensated personSEAN MCCRORY    
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Meyer, Andrew
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEE   
Name of key/compensated personANDREW MEYERANDREW MEYER   
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Meyers, Andrew
Title  VICE CHAIRCHAIR 
Name of key/compensated person  ANDREW MEYERSANDREW MEYERS 
Position of compensated person
Current officer  TrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org  2.002.00 
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00 
Niyompong, Michael
TitleCOOCOOCHIEF OPERATING OFFICERCHIEF OPERATING OFFICER 
Name of key/compensated personMICHAEL NIYOMPONGMICHAEL NIYOMPONGMICHAEL NIYOMPONGMICHAEL NIYOMPONG 
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.0040.00 
Reportable compensation from org$136,939.00$127,496.00$120,580.00$84,154.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$12,794.00$13,220.00$7,639.00$4,395.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Peshut, Jeff
Title TREASURERTRUSTEETRUSTEE 
Name of key/compensated person JEFF PESHUTJEFF PESHUTJEFF PESHUT 
Position of compensated person
Current officer True   
Average hours per week working for org 2.002.002.00 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Prado, Lydia
Title TRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEE 
Name of key/compensated person LYDIA PRADOLYDIA PRADOLYDIA PRADO 
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org 1.001.002.00 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Rolle, Darron
Title  TRUSTEETRUSTEE 
Name of key/compensated person  DARRON ROLLEDARRON ROLLE 
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org  1.002.00 
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00 
Romero, Jason
TitleTREASURERTRUSTEETRUSTEE  
Name of key/compensated personJASON ROMEROJASON ROMEROJASON ROMERO  
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.001.002.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Schulz, Cindy
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEE  
Name of key/compensated personCINDY SCHULZCINDY SCHULZCINDY SCHULZ  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Sharp, Barbara
Title  CFO Until 12/14CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER 
Name of key/compensated person  BARBARA SHARPBARBARA L SHARP 
Position of compensated person
Current officer  TrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org  40.0040.00 
Reportable compensation from org  $95,472.00$97,826.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $11,517.00$11,317.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00 
Shelton, Jean
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEE 
Name of key/compensated personJEAN SHELTONJEAN SHELTONJEAN SHELTONJEAN SHELTON 
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.002.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Soden, Rebecca
TitleCPO    
Name of key/compensated personREBECCA SODEN    
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org40.00    
Reportable compensation from org$105,039.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$8,272.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Tomcho, Meg
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEE   
Name of key/compensated personMEG TOMCHO MDMEG TOMCHO   
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Turner, Eleanor
Title  TRUSTEETRUSTEE 
Name of key/compensated person  ELEANOR TURNERELEANOR TURNER 
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org  1.002.00 
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00 
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesPROVIDES NATIONAL LEADERSHIP TO ADVANCE THE FIELD OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION.SEE DESCRIPTION FOR FORM 990, PART III, LINE 1 ON SCHEDULE O.SEE DESCRIPTION FOR FORM 990, PART III, LINE 1 ON SCHEDULE O.SEE DESCRIPTION FOR FORM 990, PART III, LINE 1 ON SCHEDULE O. 
Program service expenses, total$12,317,546.00$12,226,557.00$10,301,652.00$9,663,824.00 
Programs, including revenue & expenses
CAMPUS PRESERVATION PROGRAM: CLAYTON EARLY LEARNING OWNS 20 ACRES OF LAND ON WHICH 12 BUILDINGS HAVE BEEN CONSTRUCTED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. OF THESE, EIGHT BUILDINGS ARE OVER 100 YEARS OLD AND THE PROPERTY HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS A HISTORIC DISTRICT BY BOTH THE CITY OFDENVER AND THE NATIONAL REGISTRY OF HISTORIC PLACES. CLAYTON'S OBLIGATION IS TO PRESERVE AND MAINTAIN THESE BUILDINGS AND PROTECT THE EXTERIOR LAND AND ITS PARK-LIKE SETTING. ALL BUILDINGS ARE OCCUPIED BY CLAYTON STAFF OR BY OTHER NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS FOCUSED ON EDUCATION.
Program expenses$577,935.00$628,805.00$752,817.00$857,594.00 
Program descriptionCAMPUS PRESERVATION PROGRAM: CLAYTON EARLY LEARNING OWNS 20 ACRES OF LAND ON WHICH 12 BUILDINGS HAVE BEEN CONSTRUCTED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. OF THESE, EIGHT BUILDINGS ARE OVER 100 YEARS OLD AND THE PROPERTY HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS A HISTORIC DISTRICT BY BOTH THE CITY OFDENVER AND THE NATIONAL REGISTRY OF HISTORIC PLACES. CLAYTON'S OBLIGATION IS TO PRESERVE AND MAINTAIN THESE BUILDINGS AND PROTECT THE EXTERIOR LAND AND ITS PARK-LIKE SETTING. ALL BUILDINGS ARE OCCUPIED BY CLAYTON STAFF OR BY OTHER NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS FOCUSED ON EDUCATION.CAMPUS PRESERVATION PROGRAM: CLAYTON EARLY LEARNING OWNS 20 ACRES OF LAND ON WHICH 12 BUILDINGS HAVE BEEN CONSTRUCTED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. OF THESE, EIGHT BUILDINGS ARE OVER 100 YEARS OLD AND THE PROPERTY HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS A HISTORIC DISTRICT BY BOTH THE CITY OF DENVER AND THE NATIONAL REGISTRY OF HISTORIC PLACES. CLAYTON'S OBLIGATION IS TO PRESERVE AND MAINTAIN THESE BUILDINGS AND PROTECT THE EXTERIOR LAND AND ITS PARK-LIKE SETTING. ALL BUILDINGS ARE OCCUPIED BY CLAYTON STAFF OR BY OTHER NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS FOCUSED ON EDUCATION.CAMPUS PRESERVATION PROGRAM: CLAYTON EARLY LEARNING OWNS 20 ACRES OF LAND ON WHICH 12 BUILDINGS HAVE BEEN CONSTRUCTED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. OF THESE, EIGHT BUILDINGS ARE OVER 100 YEARS OLD AND THE PROPERTY HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS A HISTORIC DISTRICT BY BOTH THE CITY OF DENVER AND THE NATIONAL REGISTRY OF HISTORIC PLACES. CLAYTON'S OBLIGATION IS TO PRESERVE AND MAINTAIN THESE BUILDINGS AND PROTECT THE EXTERIOR LAND AND ITS PARK-LIKE SETTING. ALL BUILDINGS ARE OCCUPIED BY CLAYTON STAFF OR BY OTHER NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS FOCUSED ON EDUCATION.CAMPUS PRESERVATION PROGRAM: CLAYTON EARLY LEARNING OWNS 20 ACRES OF LAND ON WHICH 12 BUILDINGS HAVE BEEN CONSTRUCTED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. OF THESE, EIGHT BUILDINGS ARE OVER 100 YEARS OLD AND THE PROPERTY HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS A HISTORIC DISTRICT BY BOTH THE CITY OF DENVER AND THE NATIONAL REGISTRY OF HISTORIC PLACES. CLAYTON'S OBLIGATION IS TO PRESERVE AND MAINTAIN THESE BUILDINGS AND PROTECT THE EXTERIOR LAND AND ITS PARK-LIKE SETTING. ALL BUILDINGS ARE OCCUPIED BY CLAYTON STAFF OR BY OTHER NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS FOCUSED ON EDUCATION. 
CLAYTON EARLY LEARNING IMPACTS THE SCHOOL-READINESS OF ABOUT 17,000 CHILDREN IN COLORADO ANNUALLY BY IMPACTING AND IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF HUNDREDS OF OTHER EARLY LEARNING SETTINGS. CLAYTON IS A DATA-DRIVEN, EVIDENCED-BASED ORGANIZATION, CONSTANTLY COLLECTING DATA TO MEASURE HOW WELL A CHILD IS DOING AND HOW SCHOOL READY THEY ARE WHEN THEY LEAVE OUR CAMPUS. WE MEASURE THE SUCCESS OF OUR WORK WITH TRAINING AND COACHING PROGRAMS BY TRACKING THE IMPROVED QUALITY OF TEACHING USING THE COLORADO'S QUALITY RATING AND IMPROVEMENT SYSTEM, COLORADO SHINES. OUR ALL-INCLUSIVE MODEL SETS US APART AS WE ARE CONSTANTLY RESEARCHING AND EVALUATING OUR PRACTICES BOTH INTERNALLY AND EXTERNALLY TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS.
Program expenses$1,891,649.00$2,860,565.00$2,621,518.00  
Program descriptionCLAYTON EARLY LEARNING IMPACTS THE SCHOOL-READINESS OF ABOUT 17,000 CHILDREN IN COLORADO ANNUALLY BY IMPACTING AND IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF HUNDREDS OF OTHER EARLY LEARNING SETTINGS. CLAYTON IS A DATA-DRIVEN, EVIDENCED-BASED ORGANIZATION, CONSTANTLY COLLECTING DATA TO MEASURE HOW WELL A CHILD IS DOING AND HOW SCHOOL READY THEY ARE WHEN THEY LEAVE OUR CAMPUS. WE MEASURE THE SUCCESS OF OUR WORK WITH TRAINING AND COACHING PROGRAMS BY TRACKING THE IMPROVED QUALITY OF TEACHING USING THE COLORADO'S QUALITY RATING AND IMPROVEMENT SYSTEM, COLORADO SHINES. OUR ALL-INCLUSIVE MODEL SETS US APART AS WE ARE CONSTANTLY RESEARCHING AND EVALUATING OUR PRACTICES BOTH INTERNALLY AND EXTERNALLY TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS.CLAYTON EARLY LEARNING IMPACTS THE SCHOOL-READINESS OF ABOUT 17,000 CHILDREN IN COLORADO ANNUALLY BY IMPACTING AND IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF HUNDREDS OF OTHER EARLY LEARNING SETTINGS. CLAYTON IS A DATA-DRIVEN, EVIDENCED-BASED ORGANZATION, CONSTANTLY COLLECTING DATA TO MEASURE HOW WELL A CHILD IS DOING AND HOW SCHOOL READY THEY ARE WHEN THEY LEAVE OUR CAMPUS. WE MEASURE THE SUCCESS OF OUR WORK WITH TRAINING AND COACHING PROGRAMS BY TRACKING THE IMPROVED QUALITY OF TEACHING USING THE COLORADO'S QUALITY RATING AND IMPROVEMENT SYSTEM, COLORADO SHINES. OUR ALL-INCLUSIVE MODEL SETS US APART AS WE ARE CONSTANTLY RESEARCHING AND EVALUATING OUR PRACTICES BOTH INTERNALLY AND EXTERNALLY TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS.CLAYTON EARLY LEARNING IMPACTS THE SCHOOL-READINESS OF ABOUT 10,000 CHILDREN IN COLORADO ANNUALLY. CLAYTON IS A DATA-DRIVEN, EVIDENCED-BASED ORGANZATION, CONSTANTLY COLLECTING DATA TO MEASURE HOW WELL A CHILD IS DOING AND HOW SCHOOL READY THEY ARE WHEN THEY LEAVE OUR CAMPUS. WE MEASURE THE SUCCESS OF OUR WORK WITH TRAINING AND TEACHING PROGRAMS BY TRACKING THE IMPROVED QUALITY OF TEACHING USING THE STATE'S QUALITY RATING AND IMPROVEMENT SYSTEM. WE TRAIN AND COACH EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROFESSIONALS WORKING IN HUNDREDS OF CLASSROOMS ACROSS THE STATE (2,400+ SINCE 2013). OUR ALL-INCLUSIVE MODEL SETS US APART AS WE ARE CONSTANTLY RESEARCHING AND EVALUATING OUR PRACTICES BOTH INTERNALLY AND EXTERNALLY TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS.  
CLAYTON EARLY LEARNING OPERATES TWO SCHOOLS; THE EDUCARE DENVER SCHOOL IS BASED ON A TWENTY-ACRE HISTORIC CAMPUS IN NORTHEAST DENVER AND OUR SECOND SCHOOL SITE IS ON THE DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOL EVIE GARRET DENNIS CAMPUS. CLAYTON EARLY LEARNING IS NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED AS AN EPICENTER OF ECE PRACTICE. IN OUR TWO DENVER SCHOOLS, 33.5% IDENTIFY SPANISH AS THEIR PRIMARY LANGUAGE AND MORE THAN 90% QUALIFY FOR THE FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH PROGRAM. WE DIRECTLY SERVE MORE THAN 885 STUDENTS BIRTH-TO-5 IN OUR SCHOOLS AND HOME-BASED PROGRAMS AND THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS ACROSS COLORADO. WE ARE SUCCEEDING IN CLOSING AND PREVENTING LEARNING GAPS FOR DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN THROUGH A POWERFUL MODEL UNIQUE TO CLAYTON EARLY LEARNING THAT HARNESSES THE SYNERGY OF FOUR DYNAMIC INITIATIVES - RESEARCH, PRACTICE, TRAINING AND ADVOCACY.
Program expenses$9,393,461.00$8,411,875.00$6,814,947.00  
Program descriptionCLAYTON EARLY LEARNING OPERATES TWO SCHOOLS; THE EDUCARE DENVER SCHOOL IS BASED ON A TWENTY-ACRE HISTORIC CAMPUS IN NORTHEAST DENVER AND OUR SECOND SCHOOL SITE IS ON THE DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOL EVIE GARRET DENNIS CAMPUS. CLAYTON EARLY LEARNING IS NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED AS AN EPICENTER OF ECE PRACTICE. IN OUR TWO DENVER SCHOOLS, 33.5% IDENTIFY SPANISH AS THEIR PRIMARY LANGUAGE AND MORE THAN 90% QUALIFY FOR THE FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH PROGRAM. WE DIRECTLY SERVE MORE THAN 885 STUDENTS BIRTH-TO-5 IN OUR SCHOOLS AND HOME-BASED PROGRAMS AND THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS ACROSS COLORADO. WE ARE SUCCEEDING IN CLOSING AND PREVENTING LEARNING GAPS FOR DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN THROUGH A POWERFUL MODEL UNIQUE TO CLAYTON EARLY LEARNING THAT HARNESSES THE SYNERGY OF FOUR DYNAMIC INITIATIVES - RESEARCH, PRACTICE, TRAINING AND ADVOCACY.CLAYTON EARLY LEARNING OPERATES TWO SCHOOLS; THE EDUCARE DENVER SCHOOL IS BASED ON A TWENTY-ACRE HISTORIC CAMPUS IN NORTHEAST DEVNER AND OUR SECOND SCHOOL SITE IS ON THE DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOL'S EVIE GARRETT DENNIS CAMPUS. CLAYTON EARLY LEARNING IS NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED AS AN EPICENTER OF ECE PRACTICE. IN OUR TWO DENVER SCHOOLS, 85% OF OUR CHILDREN LIVE IN SINGLE PARENT HOUSEHOLDS, 31% IDENTIFY SPANISH AS THEIR PRIMARY LANGUAGE AND MORE THAN 90% QUALIFY FOR THE FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH PROGRAM. WE DIRECTLY SERVE MORE THAN 700 STUDENTS BIRTH-TO-5 IN OUR SCHOOLS AND HOME-BASED PROGRAMS THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS ACROSS COLORADO. CONTINUED ON SCHEDULE O.WE ARE SUCCEEDING IN CLOSING AND PREVENTING LEARNING GAPS FOR DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN THORUGH A POWERFUL MODEL UNIQUE TO CLAYTON EARLY LEARNING THAT HARNESSES THE SYNERGY OF FOUR DYNAMIC INITIATIVES - RESEARCH, PRACTICE, TRAINING AND ADVOCACY.CLAYTON EARLY LEARNING OPERATES TWO SCHOOLS; THE EDUCARE DENVER SCHOOL IS BASED ON A TWENTY-ACRE HISTORIC CAMPUS IN NORTHEAST DEVNER AND OUR SECOND SCHOOL SITE IS ON THE DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOL'S EVIE GARRETT DENNIS CAMPUS. CLAYTON EARLY LEARNING IS NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED AS AN EPICENTER OF ECE PRACTICE. IN OUR TWO DENVER SCHOOLS, 85% OF OUR CHILDREN LIVE IN SINGLE PARENT HOUSEHOLDS, 31% IDENTIFY SPANISH AS THEIR PRIMARY LANGUAGE AND MORE THAN 90% QUALIFY FOR THE FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH PROGRAM. WE DIRECTLY SERVE MORE THAN 700 STUDENTS BIRTH-TO-5 IN OUR SCHOOLS AND HOME-BASED PROGRAMS THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS ACROSS COLORADO. CONTINUED ON SCHEDULE O.WE ARE SUCCEEDING IN CLOSING AND PREVENTING LEARNING GAPS FOR DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN THORUGH A POWERFUL MODEL UNIQUE TO CLAYTON EARLY LEARNING THAT HARNESSES THE SYNERGY OF FOUR DYNAMIC INITIATIVES - RESEARCH, PRACTICE, TRAINING AND ADVOCACY.  
EDUCARE DENVER SCHOOL AT CLAYTON EARLY LEARNING IS A MEMBER OF THE PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL NETWORK OF EDUCARE SCHOOLS FOUNDED BY THE BUFFETT EARLY CHILDHOOD FUND AND THE OUNCE OF PREVENTION FUND. WE PROVIDE A QUALITY LEARNING ENVIRONMENT SO CHILDREN MOST OF WHOM COME FROM FAMILIES COPING WITH POVERTY AND RELATED ISSUES ARRIVE AT KINDERGARTEN PREPARED FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS. WE FOLLOW THE 12 CORE FEATURES OF THE EDUCARE MODEL, WHICH EXPAND ON HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START STANDARDS. OUR PRACTICES IN THE CLASSROOM AND WITH FAMILIES ARE RESEARCH-BASED AND OUTCOME-FOCUSED TO CLOSE THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP FOR CHILDREN, BIRTH THROUGH AGE 5. CLAYTON EDUCARE IS RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE 10 "CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE" BY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES OFFICE OF HEAD START. CONTINUED ON SCHEDULE O.CLAYTON EARLY LEARNING AT FAR NORTHEAST OPENED ITS DOORS IN FEBRUARY 2013 IN A STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITY LOCATED IN GREEN VALLEY RANCH ON DENVER PUBLC SCHOOLS' EVIE GARRETT DENNIS CAMPUS, A 35 ACRE CAMPUS OFFERING INNOVATIVE EARLY CHILDHOOD THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION. INCORPORATING THE HIGH QUALITY EARLY EDUCATION FEATURES FOR WHICH CLAYTON EARLY LEARNING IS KNOWN, THE SCHOOL'S HIGHLY TRAINED EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHERS ADDRESS THE WHOLE CHILD IN SMALL CLASSES, PAYING ATTENTION TO HOW EACH CHILD LEARNS BEST. RESEARCH-BASED AND OUTCOME-FOCUSED PROGRAMS ENSURE THAT EACH INFANT, TODDLER OR PRESCHOOLER IS PREPARED FOR SUCCESS IN SCHOOL AND BEYOND.
Program expenses   $6,325,523.00 
Program description   EDUCARE DENVER SCHOOL AT CLAYTON EARLY LEARNING IS A MEMBER OF THE PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL NETWORK OF EDUCARE SCHOOLS FOUNDED BY THE BUFFETT EARLY CHILDHOOD FUND AND THE OUNCE OF PREVENTION FUND. WE PROVIDE A QUALITY LEARNING ENVIRONMENT SO CHILDREN MOST OF WHOM COME FROM FAMILIES COPING WITH POVERTY AND RELATED ISSUES ARRIVE AT KINDERGARTEN PREPARED FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS. WE FOLLOW THE 12 CORE FEATURES OF THE EDUCARE MODEL, WHICH EXPAND ON HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START STANDARDS. OUR PRACTICES IN THE CLASSROOM AND WITH FAMILIES ARE RESEARCH-BASED AND OUTCOME-FOCUSED TO CLOSE THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP FOR CHILDREN, BIRTH THROUGH AGE 5. CLAYTON EDUCARE IS RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE 10 "CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE" BY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES OFFICE OF HEAD START. CONTINUED ON SCHEDULE O.CLAYTON EARLY LEARNING AT FAR NORTHEAST OPENED ITS DOORS IN FEBRUARY 2013 IN A STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITY LOCATED IN GREEN VALLEY RANCH ON DENVER PUBLC SCHOOLS' EVIE GARRETT DENNIS CAMPUS, A 35 ACRE CAMPUS OFFERING INNOVATIVE EARLY CHILDHOOD THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION. INCORPORATING THE HIGH QUALITY EARLY EDUCATION FEATURES FOR WHICH CLAYTON EARLY LEARNING IS KNOWN, THE SCHOOL'S HIGHLY TRAINED EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHERS ADDRESS THE WHOLE CHILD IN SMALL CLASSES, PAYING ATTENTION TO HOW EACH CHILD LEARNS BEST. RESEARCH-BASED AND OUTCOME-FOCUSED PROGRAMS ENSURE THAT EACH INFANT, TODDLER OR PRESCHOOLER IS PREPARED FOR SUCCESS IN SCHOOL AND BEYOND. 
THE INSTITUTE AT CLAYTON EARLY LEARNING ACTIVELY RAISES THE BAR IN PREPARING HIGHLY TRAINED EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROFESSIONALS AND IMPACTS CHILDREN'S FUTURE SUCCESS THROUGH RESEARCH AND EVALUATION TO IMPROVE EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM QUALITY. WE WORK TO GAIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE LINKS BETWEEN PROGRAM QUALITY AND TEACHER PREPARATION AND STRIVE TO PROMOTE SYSTEMIC CHANGE THAT WILL IMPROVE OUTCOMES FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN COLORADO STATEWIDE.
Program expenses   $2,297,105.00 
Program description   THE INSTITUTE AT CLAYTON EARLY LEARNING ACTIVELY RAISES THE BAR IN PREPARING HIGHLY TRAINED EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROFESSIONALS AND IMPACTS CHILDREN'S FUTURE SUCCESS THROUGH RESEARCH AND EVALUATION TO IMPROVE EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM QUALITY. WE WORK TO GAIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE LINKS BETWEEN PROGRAM QUALITY AND TEACHER PREPARATION AND STRIVE TO PROMOTE SYSTEMIC CHANGE THAT WILL IMPROVE OUTCOMES FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN COLORADO STATEWIDE. 
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$13,877,542.00$13,794,614.00$12,330,928.00$10,775,796.00 
Revenue from contributions (total)$10,294,909.00$9,933,434.00$8,322,595.00$7,509,036.00$2,283,210.00
Revenue from noncash contributions$456,204.00    
Investment income, current yr$618,016.00$915,012.00$1,401,940.00$1,343,054.00 
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$10,294,909.00$9,933,434.00$8,322,595.00$7,509,036.00 
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other revenue, current yr$1,057,132.00$1,400,566.00$1,343,439.00$1,043,006.00 
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Program service revenue (total)$1,907,485.00$1,545,602.00$1,262,954.00$880,700.00$768,112.00
Gross receipts$13,953,965.00$13,875,214.00$12,330,928.00$10,775,796.00 
Sources of contributions
Revenue from fundraising events$60,508.00$35,694.00$73,255.00$81,750.00 
Revenue from gov't grants$8,602,069.00$8,137,303.00$6,856,351.00$6,267,734.00 
Revenue from all other contributions$1,632,332.00$1,760,437.00$1,392,989.00$1,159,552.00 
Other types of revenue
Miscellaneous revenue (total) $315,975.00$317,260.00-$26,892.00 
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$360,799.00$375,407.00$379,003.00$365,704.00 
Net rental income$1,057,132.00$1,084,591.00$992,946.00$1,046,934.00$1,046,812.00
Net income from fundraising events$0.00$0.00$33,233.00$22,964.00 
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$14,433,591.00$14,310,823.00$12,494,438.00$11,567,358.00 
Total functional expenses: program service $12,317,546.00$12,226,557.00$10,301,652.00$9,663,824.00 
Total functional expenses: management and general$1,777,502.00$1,771,564.00$1,889,162.00$1,696,759.00 
Total functional expenses: fundraising$338,543.00$312,702.00$303,624.00$206,775.00 
Fees for services
Legal fees (total)$61,150.00$74,078.00$5,305.00$1,842.00 
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Investment management fees (total)$27,570.00$27,990.00$27,570.00$27,166.00 
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$32,628,365.00$31,354,453.00$33,008,069.00$33,735,976.00$30,491,044.00
Total assets, beginning of year$31,354,453.00$33,008,069.00$33,735,976.00$32,805,685.00 
Total liabilities$1,143,546.00$1,132,019.00$1,086,116.00$966,530.00$1,363,411.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$1,132,019.00$1,086,116.00$966,530.00$1,281,689.00 
Pledges & accounts receivable, net$162,500.00$718,745.00$337,500.00$240,500.00 
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$10,771,043.00$10,138,650.00$10,829,750.00$11,176,074.00 
Temporarily restricted net assets$8,629,789.00$7,999,797.00$9,008,216.00$9,509,385.00 
Permanently restricted net assets, end of yr$12,083,987.00$12,083,987.00$12,083,987.00$12,083,987.00 
Net assets$31,484,819.00$30,222,434.00$31,921,953.00$32,769,446.00 
Net assets, beginning of year$30,222,434.00$31,921,953.00$32,769,446.00$31,523,996.00 
Investments: publicly traded securities$19,983,699.00$18,552,023.00$20,214,247.00$20,754,882.00 
Cash: non-interest bearing$508,516.00$357,548.00$501,338.00$875,477.00 
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$357,548.00$501,338.00$875,477.00$349,024.00 
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses-$556,049.00-$516,209.00-$163,510.00-$791,562.00 
Advertising (total)$11,772.00$23,843.00$8,004.00$74,611.00 
Savings & temp cash investment$7,651.00$7,810.00$21,749.00$47,036.00 
Accounts receivable, net$710,048.00$520,205.00$554,574.00$321,924.00 
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$54,508.00$18,610.00$33,808.00$18,815.00 
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$1,049,479.00$1,066,502.00$962,466.00$791,530.00 
Deferred revenue$88,635.00    
Secured mortgages and notes payable$5,432.00$65,517.00$123,650.00$175,000.00 
Total net assets or fund balances$31,484,819.00$30,222,434.00$31,921,953.00$32,769,446.00 
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$496,060.00$505,219.00$508,801.00$514,461.00 
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members17181813 
Number of independent voting members17181813 
Financial sheets auditedTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Accrual accountingTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Tax year start date2016-07-012015-07-012014-07-012013-07-01 
Tax year end date2017-06-012016-06-012015-06-012014-06-012012-06-01
Indicators for schedules (selected)
Grants to domestic org/gov't >$5k   True 
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990 
Date e-filing submitted2018-01-162017-04-192016-02-262014-12-29 
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v2.12014v5.02013v3.0 
Filing identifier201743469349300814201613519349300211201543529349300124201443539349301104 
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