The Edith B. Jackson Child Care Program (EBJ) has been central to families’ lives since 1972. Affiliated with Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, EBJ is a NAEYC-accredited program that offers early childhood year round education in a warm and nurturing atmosphere.  EBJ children spend their day in an enlivening, homelike environment managed by attentive professional staff who embrace and foster each child’s growing sense of self.  Rooted in a philosophy that celebrates child-centered community, EBJ programs are open to preschoolers ages 3 months to 5 years.


Welcoming a New Director

Edith B. Jackson Child Care Program Announces New Executive Director Amy Angelo

The Board of Directors of the Edith B. Jackson (EBJ) Child Care Program has unanimously approved the appointment of Amy Angelo as the next Executive Director of EBJ.  Amy will succeed Donna Bella, who is retiring in June 2015 after 25 years of service to EBJ.

This selection of a new EBJ Director is the result of a thorough search led by board member Joya E. Marks, whose extensive professional background includes experience as an early childhood consultant and as a former school administrator.  The position attracted many qualified applicants, many of whom recognized EBJ’s low teacher-to-child ratios and commitment to high quality care as uniquely attractive features of the program.  In making its recommendation to the Board, the Search Committee was able to build upon the values cultivated through the tremendous leadership of Donna Bella, who joined EBJ in 1990 and has served as Executive Director since 1992.  Throughout her term EBJ has thrived as a leading provider of quality child care in New Haven, linking early childhood professionals with families in a community of care.

Amy will perpetuate this valuable legacy while guiding EBJ towards its best and brightest future.  She brings to the role of Director nearly 20 years of experience in early childhood education and currently serves as the Head Teacher in EBJ’s Preschool I room.  Her skill in nurturing the development of young children, engaging families by linking school and home environments, and mentoring colleagues reflects EBJ’s greatest values.  Outside of the classroom Amy played a vital role in the process that led to EBJ’s re-accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) in 2014.

In preparing for new leadership, the members of the EBJ Board of Directors express their collective enthusiasm for the program and confidence in its future.  We extend a warm welcome to Amy Angelo in her new capacity as Director.