EBJ’s impact and success extend far beyond the classroom environment, while always keeping its goals as child-centered as the curriculum. As an independent non-profit child care center, EBJ does not receive regular operating funds from Yale University. It must raise its own funds to sustain its operations every year.
Your tax-deductible gift ensures the continued success of the EBJ program in so many ways.
EBJ strives to create a diverse and inclusive environment.
EBJ provides financial aid to families, accommodates school readiness placements with matching funds, and administers the Albert J. Solnit Scholarship Fund, which provides a fully-funded tuition slot at EBJ for a New Haven child for up to five years, from 3 months of age through the preschool years.
EBJ provides professional development opportunities to its early childhood educators.
When rating EBJ’s strengths, the staff is frequently cited as the program’s greatest asset. The Donna Bella professional development fund supports the training and professional development of its teachers to help them explore curricular interests and meet professional standards for child care providers.
EBJ furthers research and education in child development and child care.
Not only is EBJ a leader in providing high quality child care, but it also has become a leader in sponsoring continuing education for child care providers and early learning educators while highlighting contemporary issues of importance to families. In April 2012 EBJ sponsored a conference on the importance of picture books in child development. An April 2014 conference emphasized the importance of the outdoors in early childhood education and development.
A gift to EBJ is an investment in the community of support that EBJ provides to its families.