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Calvin Hill Tuition is based on a sliding scale linked to income. Please review the 2024-2025 tuition schedule for detailed information about tuition rates.

The Calvin Hill sliding scale upholds the Center’s founding mission to provide high quality, affordable child care and early childhood education to the children of Yale and greater New Haven communities. Our Board of Directors is committed to ensuring that the community of families enrolled is economically diverse.

School Readiness Program

Calvin Hill participates in the New Haven School Readiness Program for children in our Threes and Preschool classrooms. To qualify, families must be residents of New Haven and meet specific income guidelines detailed on the Calvin Hill application form. Once enrolled, we ask families to provide a few additional supporting documents required by the School Readiness Program including pay stubs, your child's birth certificate, and proof of residence. Participating families typically see a reduction in their annual tuition. 


Enrollment Visits

Please reach out to the Director at to schedule an individual visit for your family, starting in November each year. 


Non-Discrimination Policy

Calvin Hill and the Kitty Lustman-Findling Kindergarten are model early childhood educational programs. The Center is an inclusive community and no applicant for admission or employment, enrolled family, or staff member will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, ethnic or national origin, language, religion or religious creed, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, national origin, ancestry, genetic information (including family medical history), pregnancy, present or past history of disability or because of any other status protected by federal or Connecticut law.

Teachers counter potential bias and discrimination by treating all children with equal respect and consideration, planning activities that build positive self-esteem and the valuing of differences, intervening when children tease or reject others, providing models and visual images that counter stereotypical limitations, and avoiding stereotypes in language references.

Teachers closely monitor the children’s interactions and play and do not allow children to be scapegoated, targeted, teased or otherwise humiliated. Teachers never permit children to exclude one another based on race, gender, disability or other like factors. It is understood that children must learn the skills of sharing, cooperating, negotiation and empathy in a safe and nurturing environment.



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