Calvin Hill Day Care Center and Kitty Lustman-Findling Kindergarten are nationally accredited, model educational preschool programs. The Center is a community of parents and very experienced teachers who work together to nurture kids and to supply an interesting and pretty environment in which kids's work is highly valued and families are welcome.


Contact Details

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  City New Haven, CT
  Zip Code 06511
  Address 150 Highland Str
  Phone Number (203) 764-9350

From Our Website

As Director of Calvin Hill Day Care Center and Kitty Lustman-Findling Kindergarten, I am pleased to share my enthusiasm for our beautiful school with you. Calvin Hill is a vibrant community where our warm and experienced teaching staff nurture and support children and families. Our play-based programs for three-year-olds, four year olds, and kindergartners are based in our knowledge of developmentally appropriate early childhood emergent curriculum and instruction. We want each child to love learning, to be curious, to express their thoughts, and to be a good friend.


The young three-year old program has 5 teachers, and serves a mixed-age group of 18 children ages 2 years 9 months to 3 years 6 months. The preschool program has 5 teachers, and serves a mixed-age group of 22, 3 and 4 year olds. In our Threes and Preschool programs, young children develop and learn through play. Each day follows a basic schedule in which blocks of time and areas of activity occur in sequence. Within this framework there is considerable flexibility, and children are encouraged to choose activities that interest them.


A separate, seven week, summer session is available for our currently enrolled families. Our hours in the summer are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. for full time or 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for part time. Families enroll by the week.


The young three-year old program serves a mixed-age group of 12 to 16 children ages 2 years 9 months to 3 years 6 months. Calvin Hill Tuition is based on a sliding scale linked to income. Please review the 2017-2018 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.


Calvin Hill Day Care Center and Kitty Lustman-Findling Kindergarten holds an Open House from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on the first Saturday of November every year. This is an opportunity to tour the Center and to meet our professional teaching staff, Director and current parents. This Open House is for children and parents. Registration to attend our Open House can be done by e-mailing info@calvinhilldaycare.org or by calling 203-764-9350.