What People Are Saying


Read the recent Yale News article about Carla Horwitz’s retirement from Calvin Hill.

Read the New York Times article on Calvin Hill.

Hear Carla Horwitz interviewed about the joys of starting a new school year, the future of early childhood education and how high quality child care contributes to a child’s learning future.

exchangeRead the recent cover feature in Exchange written by Carla Horwitz about the past and future of early childhood education and featuring photos from Calvin Hill.

Access current information about Calvin Hill in the Parent Newsletter

Access information about Calvin Hill food and nutrition initiatives in the Food Newsletter

Parents and Alumni

“A remarkable staff of trained, experienced and dedicated teachers takes our young children and guides them along, gently coaching them, directing them, helping them learn to make choices and to share, hugging them when the choices are wrong or when the desired toy is not forthcoming…The fine teaching done at Calvin Hill is an ensemble effort.”
– Marcie Sternheim, Parent

“Over 25 years ago I was a young Yale undergraduate, filled with the naive idealism that marked my generation … and I helped found what became Calvin Hill Day Care Center. Now, as a working parent myself, I’m even more aware of the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re leaving your children in a safe, nurturing, and loving place. As Mayor of Baltimore, I also understand the crucial links between strong, stable working families, the availability of affordable child care, and a robust economy. So it is with particular pleasure that I have watched Calvin Hill Day Care Center thrive over the years as an exceptional place for children to learn and grow. I’ve visited it many times, and know first-hand that it is staffed by loving and nurturing professionals, committed to the principles of equality, diversity, and an individualized approach to each child’s development”
-Kurt Schmoke, Former Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland, Dean of Howard University Law School, Founder, Calvin Hill Day Care Center

“I never dreamed as a student assistant that I would one day be dropping off my own son every morning and waving good-bye through the window to the Threes Program, but when we moved back to New Haven from California and needed day care for Samuel, what a wonderful feeling it was to know just the place! Calvin Hill is a model in the community and indeed in the country for the beautiful integration of top notch teachers, involved parents, curious children, and devoted volunteers, with a singularly qualified and very special director who works equally well on all fronts.”
-Mike South, Parent

“One of the truly remarkable things about the Center is that all this is available to families regardless of income, and whether or not they are affiliated with Yale. Since its inception, the Center has remained committed to providing the highest quality day care for working families at a reasonable sliding scale.”
-Jack Tebes, Parent

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