Haven Hospital Day Care Center
HAVEN HOSPITAL DAY CARE CENTER
Platner - firstname.lastname@example.org
In our infant-toddler
and preschool groups we carefully plan a curriculum which provides children
with first-hand experiences in an atmosphere of trust and caring. It is
the nurturing and satisfying relationships with teachers which establish
the foundation for a child's development. The mixed age groups encourage
younger children to learn from older ones and older children to nurture
those in an earlier stage of development. The daily events of their living
together provide the raw materials of our curriculum. The significance
of play is supported through the baby's first playful interactions with
the teachers, and the older child's pleasure in recreating and understanding
the world through dramatic play. Children are offered many opportunities
to observe, explore and find answers to their questions. The teachers foster
close partnerships with parents in order to provide a unified and harmonious
approach to child care.
Haven Hospital Day Care Center is a non-profit program located in a renovated
house directly across the street from the main hospital complex. The program
is designed to provide quality on-site child care primarily for hospital
employees and secondarily for employees of the Yale Schools of Medicine
and Nursing. Yale-New Haven Hospital was one of the first Connecticut hospitals
to sponsor on-site child care for its employees when it opened the infant-toddler
program in 1983. Seven years later the program was expanded to include
a preschool program.
Hours, and Who to Contact
Tuition is automatically paid through a payroll deduction system for hospital
employees and other Medical Center affiliates pay by check. Call or e-mail for tuition details.
Ranging in age from three months to three years, the infants and toddlers
participate in mixed age groups of eight children with three caregivers.
The preschool children, between the ages of three to five years, continue
in mixed age groups of sixteen children with three caregivers.
The program is open Monday-Friday from 6:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., 52 weeks
per year (family chooses a 9 hr. schedule).
For more information,
contact Jody Platner (203) 688-5246
to the Early Childcare Education and Childcare
at Yale Home Page.