Human Services

Clayton Child Care, Inc.

Preparing Children to Lead Great Lives!

aka Clayton Youth Enrichment, Clayton YES!

Fort Worth, TX


The mission of Clayton Youth Enrichment is to serve communities of North Texas by providing quality programs that foster the emotional, social, and educational development of children, youth, and families

Ruling Year



Mr. Jason Ray

Main Address

1215 Country Club Lane

Fort Worth, TX 76112 USA


child care, after school programs, out-of-school time, youth development





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Youth Centers, Clubs, (includes Boys/Girls Clubs)- Multipurpose (O20)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

After-school programs are essential for the working parents of Texas and their employers. Families rely on after-school programs to keep kids safe, boost student success, and help parents keep their jobs. However, parents in low-to-moderate income neighborhoods are often unable to find safe, affordable care for their children. More than 1.5 million Texas children would attend an after-school program if one was available - and almost a million children go home everyday to an empty apartment or house after school. Quality after-school programs have been shown to decrease juvenile crime and risky behavior in the after school hours, increase student academic achievement, and provide parents with peace of mind that allows them to focus on their work while knowing their child is safe.

Our programs

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Youth Enrichment Services

Where we workNew!

Our Results

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Number of children served in our programs

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Related program

Youth Enrichment Services

Context notes

This is the total number of children served by Clayton Youth Enrichment in our after-school, pre-school and nonprofit childcare programs. In FY2018, our programs served 7,576 children and youth.

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Clayton is committed to offering a fun, safe, and nurturing environment where kids can learn and grow while their parents finish their workday. Clayton staff is dedicated to preparing children to lead great lives. This means evolving to meet the diverse needs of our students and their families. To that end, Clayton recently launched a new initiative focused on developing stronger social and emotional learning skills in our students and staff. The goal of the Social and Emotional Learning Initiative is to prepare students for personal success by teaching and modeling the skills that teachers, parents and principals have identified as most needed in their schools. These include: self-management; self-awareness; responsible decision-making; social awareness and interpersonal/relationship skills. It is our belief that a strong foundation of healthy social and emotional skills will allow children to grow up to be responsible and productive members of our communities.

After-school is an ideal place to learn and practice interpersonal and leadership skills. With less structure than the school day, students in after-school programs have more time to interact with their peers. Whether students are working on a robot, playing a board game or planning a community service project, each decision or conversation is an opportunity to practice being together in healthy relationships and , practice self-management. Children must see the adult role models in their life practicing these skills as well. In addition to utilizing research-based social and emotional learning curriculum, Clayton staff is trained to model the behaviors and to embed learning and practice into every activity and into the culture of the after-school program. Regular program evaluation will use proven assessments to both qualitatively and quantitatively measure improvement in individual students social and emotional skills as well as program environment.

As a provider of licensed child care for over 40 years, Clayton has the staff and infrastructure to support our programs and the implementation of the Social and Emotional Learning Initiative. With more than 7,500 students served in 2017/18, our site staff has proven their ability to provide high-quality programming every day after school. In addition to developing our existing staff and hiring others with the knowledge and experience run our programs and to lead implementation of the Social and Emotional Learning Initiative, Clayton has developed many solid partnerships in our 40 years of serving the families of Tarrant County. These partners bring their expertise to enhance our staff training, program development and evaluation capabilities.

Clayton uses a variety of techniques to measure progress towards our goals. Site-specific formative evaluation is ongoing and evaluation data is reviewed regularly to identify best practices and areas for improvement. The addition of new research-based assessment tools designed to measure social and emotional growth in elementary students is helping us gauge the impact of our efforts. Qualitative site observations repeated over time will indicate if we have been able to create positive change in the after-school community.

Clayton has a solid record of providing engaging, high- quality after-school programs in our community. In fact, for several years now we have had the joy of welcoming second and third generation "Clayton Kids" into our after school community - we must be doing a lot of things right! But the needs of families in our community are always changing, so we have, over our 40 years, added more formal evaluation systems to help guide our progress. The increases in our student's positive behaviors and attendance have been modest, but statistically significant. We know that after-school programs are part of a larger education picture and Clayton's leadership believes that helping children to gain social and emotional skills that they will use throughout their life is an ideal fit for the after-school environment. We look forward to fully integrating our Social and Emotional Learning Initiative into all of our programs to equip children to live great lives.

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Clayton Child Care, Inc.

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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Organizational Demographics

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Diversity Strategies

We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
We have a diversity committee in place
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We have a diversity plan
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Diversity notes from the nonprofit
Clayton strives to staff our programs with teachers and managers who reflect the diversity of each school that we serve. This includes consideration of languages, cultures and ethnicity represented in the local community.