Clayton has one or more preschools and Kindergartens. Preschooling is also known as infant education, and this is for very young children. This happens before they start their K-12 education. It equips the child with knowledge, skills and training skills. They learn by various media as well as different sensory inputs, such as Visual/Spatial, Musical/Rhythmic, and Bodily Kinesthetic intelligences. Kindergarten is the next higher step, and this is integrated into the formal education system. It lasts for one year, and is highly interactive in nature. The children are provided with a number of options for activities, and the instructor helps them "plan" it. These activities build skill sets and basic knowledge in problem solving, reading, language, mathematics, manipulatives, etc. The children have to be enrolled in such schools in Clayton before their cutoff dates. There are also some applicable age restrictions.