The Edith B. Jackson Child Care Program (EBJ) was founded in 1972 by a group of Yale University parents and faculty members in response to a growing need for quality care for children. EBJ continues today as a leading provider of high quality care and early education, offering the homelike atmosphere of small groups, excellent ratios, and low staff turnover.
EBJ offers a 12 month calendar with full and part time care for children 3 months through 5 years. The individual groups are formed every September and stay together for the year. There are four groups: Ones, Twos, Preschool I and Preschool II, each with its own connecting classroom in the Whitehall Graduate Housing Complex of the University. Enrollment includes families from Yale as well as the surrounding community.
EBJ is committed to:
fostering each young child’s unique potential through intimate care in small, diverse groups
working in partnership with parents to support their relationships with their children while both the parent and teacher grow to understand the individual child’s growth and development
supporting and maintaining its experienced and highly qualified teachers
working closely with Yale University and local child care professionals to further research and education in child development and child care
The Edith B. Jackson Child Care Program, Inc. welcomes children of all races, religious, ethnic, and economic backgrounds and abilities. The Program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Donna Bella, Director