Director's Welcome


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. We are a Yale-affiliated center established in 1971 by a group of idealistic Yale undergraduates. We uphold their founding mission to provide affordable, high-quality childcare and education to the children of the Yale and greater New Haven communities. We are a nationally recognized model training site for early childhood professionals eager to learn more about the depth of our intentional teaching approach with young children.

We hope you enjoy browsing through our website. If you have additional questions about our programs, please feel free to contact us.

Warm regards,

Susan Taddei