Edith B. Jackson Child Care Program, New Haven
March 2011. EBJ is a Yale-affiliated child care center, but it also accepts applications from families in the surrounding community. We applied for admission by going to the web site and filling out the enrollment form ($35 application fee; form is submitted via US mail or in person).
We chose EBJ because of its reputation as a first-rate child care center. We have not been disappointed. Our son has attended EBJ from age 12 months through Preschool II (4 year-old group). We cannot say enough positive things about EBJ. The Director is wonderful—experienced, dedicated, approachable, responsive. The Teachers are fabulous—have advanced education /training, stimulating, understanding, caring. Some of the teachers have been there for decades; there is very low turnover. We love that EBJ is a small center, approximately 40 children. The teachers all know the children and the children know each other. It’s like a small community or a big family. Our son has learned so much, through a developmentally-appropriate learning environment. In short, we feel like EBJ has been our partner in raising our son. The only negative thing I would say about EBJ is that it is difficult to get in—there is a waiting list. But it is worth applying.
Sandra B-J, parent (full disclosure: I am Vice-President of the EBJ Board of Directors. But I was not when we applied to EBJ. It is a position I was happy to take on (after being nominated) because of our excellent experience at EBJ.)
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