Edith B Jackson Child Care Program
405 Canner St Apt 1
New Haven CT 06511-2271
Contact Information
Address 405 Canner St Apt 1
New Haven, CT 06511-2271
Telephone (203) 7649416 x
Fax 203-7645735
E-mail jwarner@ebjchildcare.org
Web and Social Media
Mission
To be a leading provider of quality child care by joining families and early childhood professionals in a community of care.  To foster each child's development and unique potential through intimate care in small, diverse groups.
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1974
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Amy Peatman Angelo
Board Chair Johnny Scafidi
Board Chair Company Affiliation Dwight Hall at Yale University
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
Statements
Mission
To be a leading provider of quality child care by joining families and early childhood professionals in a community of care.  To foster each child's development and unique potential through intimate care in small, diverse groups.
Background
The Edith B. Jackson Child Care (EBJ) Program was established in 1972 by a group of Yale parents and faculty members in response to the growing need for quality care for children of students, staff, and faculty at Yale. Dr. Deborah Ferholt, Pediatrician and Associate Professor of Pediatric Nursing, in consultation with Dr. Sally Provence, Professor of  Pediatrics, was instrumental in developing the EBJ model. The strong support of the Yale Child Study Center contributed to its inception.
 
The program is named in honor of Dr. Edith B. Jackson, a faculty member of the Yale Department of Pediatrics from 1923 to 1959, and responsible for many of the advances in the care of infants and children throughout the world. She became well-known for her work in trying to humanize the delivery of services to children and families in hospitals and other human services institutions. She is best known for her success in establishing rooming-in for newborns so that they could be as close as possible to their mothers from the beginning.  Throughout her life, Edith B. Jackson was committed to providing the most sensitive care to parents and children. EBJ remains as a living memorial to her lifetime commitment to the welfare of infants, children, and families.  
 
In its beginning the program offered child care for young children whose providers lived in the graduate housing apartments at Yale’s Whitehall complex. Within the home, each provider cared for four children, offering nurturing, small-group care in a family setting. With the generous support of Albert J. Solnit, M.D., through the Yale Child Study Center, EBJ was able to secure Lola Nash as its first director. She continues to be actively involved in child development and child care issues and is the educational consultant for the program.  
 
In 1989 EBJ restructured its program and began providing center-based care for young children, three months to five years. The nurturing aspects of family care - small groups, continuity of care and consistency of care giving, - still remain, the important qualities for which EBJ is so well known. Still in the Whitehall Graduate Housing complex, EBJ’s program is carried out among four apartments, each with its own small group of eight or twelve young children and two to three experienced, well-trained teachers.  In the last few years research has concluded that group size is a very important variable in defining a quality early childhood program, and that young children are better able to receive individualized attention and nurturing in small groups.
 
Each group at EBJ is meant to be flexible, individualized, and relaxed. With an enriched, challenging, and varied curriculum, children have maximum opportunities to explore through first-hand experiences. EBJ feels that trusting, satisfying relationships between children and teachers and open communication and collaboration between parents and teachers establishes the foundation for each child to develop positive emotional, social, cognitive, and physical strengths, creative expression and language skills.
 
Our approach takes into consideration the developmental stages of each child and strives to provide activities and materials which will best realize individual potential, different learning styles, and the wide range of need for support. It recognizes the family as the primary unit, embracing individual differences and cultural differences in each.
 
EBJ is an inclusive program and, on the advice of special education professionals and consultants, works closely with them to provide a least restrictive environment and educational setting for all children.
Impact
Accomplishments
 1.) On its 40thanniversary, EBJ held A CELEBRATION OF THE PICTURE BOOK, a three-day conference including a library tour, two keynote speakers, three panels of experts, and a reading event for families. 

2.) The Dr. Albert J. Solnit Scholarship Fund enrolls a second fully-funded tuition slot at EBJ for a New Haven child (c. $19,000/year). 
 
3.) Sharing Across the City gives 11 pairs of preschool teachers the opportunity to share visits to each other’s programs and explore the similarities and differences that make our early childhood classrooms such positive places. (through the support of the New Haven Early Childhood Council)
 
4.) The Donna Bella Fund was established to support professional development for teachers at EBJ.
 
Goals:

1) Continue to operate a Center that engages families, teachers, and community in providing high quality child care;

2) Raise dedicated funds for scholarship to support the socioeconomic
diversity of EBJ families and to respond to financial hardship through
loss of income or decline of health once families are enrolled

3) Support the professional development of teachers to fulfill
continuing education and credential requirements and to explore
child-centered curricular strategies

4) Work closely with Yale University, the New Haven Early Childhood
and School Readiness Councils, local child care professionals, and
families to promote best practices and further research and education in
child development and child care. 

Needs
New Space in order to double in size and meet the needs of infant and toddler childcare
Infant/Toddler playground
Scholarship for families
Scholarship for teachers to continue their education and meet NAEYC standards for teaching degrees
Computers for teachers
Development staff
CEO Statement
EBJ is a leader in high quality care and early education for children from 3 months of age through the age of 5 and I am more than pleased to be its director. We value families and, as the secondary teachers of their young children, we concentrate on fostering their independence and providing opportunities for social growth. Of course there are books and toys, manipulatives and creative arts materials. Children chose from among a variety of early childhood curricula in a child directed program that values reading to children. So often you will find teachers curled up with one, two, three children, pouring over a picture book for the tenth time, engaged in conversation and reading. From small rooms where ratios are three to eight under three years and two to twelve over three years, the toddlers and preschoolers are busy investigating, manipulating, building, painting, and making interesting choices in their play. We also value socio-economic diversity and are fortunate to have a supportive board that engages in ongoing fundraising events in order to be able to offer a generous amount of financial aid each year to families who otherwise could not afford to be part of a quality program. We value diversity in learning styles and abilities and have worked closely over the years with special education experts in order to provide children with special needs a least restrictive environment and the opportunity to be in an inclusive setting with excellent ratios and talented staff.
Board Chair Statement

The highest priority for Edith B. Jackson (EBJ) remains the operation of a high quality child care center that engages teachers, families, and the extended community in fostering each young child’s unique potential.

EBJ has promoted and advanced the field of early childhood education in New Haven through the development of the Sharing Across the City program, hosting of “A Celebration of the Picture Book” conference, and through its exemplary model of high quality care in intimate and diverse groups.

EBJ is privileged to have a Director with over 20 years of service at its helm and dedicated teachers committed to the highest quality of care in the classrooms in excellent ratios.  EBJ’s finances are in good order with sufficient operating reserves to keep the program running in the event of emergencies. Additionally an active and engaged intergenerational Board of alumni parents, current parents, and Yale University and New Haven community stakeholders ensures that EBJ preserves the best aspects of its history while it adapts to the shifting needs of families who seek care for young children.

The EBJ Board has engaged in strategic planning to address its current challenges and to anticipate future needs for the organization. The Board has systematically reviewed its governance policies over the past few years. It has passed resolutions and adopted policies that have both strengthened the corporate governance of the organization and promoted a safe and nurturing environment for young children. For example, the Board has recently adopted revised by-laws as well as policies related to the appropriate use of social media between parents and teachers. The Board has also recognized the importance of succession planning and the need for professional development of its staff.

EBJ’s most significant challenge revolves around its ability to uphold the highest standards of quality care while simultaneously exploring opportunities for program growth and expansion.  As it continues to explore such opportunities, EBJ strives to balance the financial obligations related to growth with accountability to its mission.

Johnny Scafidi

Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Education / Preschools
Areas Served
Bethany
Branford
Cheshire
Bethany
Branford
Cheshire
East Haven
Guilford
Hamden
Madison
Milford
New Haven
North Branford
North Haven
Orange
Shoreline
Wallingford
West Haven
Woodbridge
Programs
Description
Early education and care is offered to our families on the week(s) that we close for spring break. This enables half of the staff to continue to work and approximately half of our students to have continued care. The program pays for itself through vacation care tuition.
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) / Families /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state. Quality care is needed for children while days off are needed for the care givers/teachers.  Some families take their family vacation at this time so reducing the staff and combining some age groups allow for the contnuation of quality care and respite for some staff who choose not to work during this time.
Description
EBJ schedules informative talks during the Fall, Winter, and/or Spring on topics relevant to parents of young children. The annual budget allows for expenses which are usually minimal since our speakers usually generously donate their expertise. Babysitting is provided by volunteer teachers or parents.
Population Served Families / Infants to Preschool (under age 5) /
Description
Edith B. Jackson Child Care provides year round care and early education full week or part week to children from 3 months of age through 5 years when they are ready for transition to kindergarten. Excellent ratios (3 teachers to 8 children under three; 2 teachers to 12 children over the age of 3) and small groups are offered in a setting rich in early childhood curriculum and early literacy. Play is the mainstay with children learning as they explore independently at first and then with friends as their social skills mature. Children learn negotiation skills as EBJ recognizes the importance of getting along with each other and being a valued friend.
Population Served Families / Infants to Preschool (under age 5) /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
Every year EBJ's families (about 35) from New Haven and surrounding towns experience a community of emerging -and often long-term- friendships while being supported in child care and early education. The Program's Board of Directors each year successfully raises funds through events and projects to support scholarship. Our scholarship program allows families an opportunity for high quality that they otherwise would not be able to afford. EBJ is part of the New Haven School Readiness Grant Program and each year children from within New Haven are offered a preschool experience that prepares them for kindergarten.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.
EBJ's program for young children 3 months through 5 years has been offering high quality care and early education successfully since 1972. The program is full with a long waiting list. Since it does very little advertising, the satisfaction of current families and alumni help through "word of mouth" to share the program's strengths of small groups, excellent ratios, and low staff turnover.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.
Although the Program uses no measuring "tools", the yearly evaluation completed by current parents speaks of success and satisfaction on the part of the consumer. Again, word of mouth allows the Program to be full with a long waiting list.
Program Comments
CEO Comments
Challenges
  • The Board wants to be - and is - in a continual state of fundraising to offer and maintain financial aid to families who otherwise could not afford the benefit of low ratios and low staff turnover in a high quality child care program
  • Demands from the State and from our accreditating body NAEYC to further the education of all staff means working to create the time for teachers to continue their education and to find the funds to help them secure their courses, The balance then is to be able to offer them wages worthy of their training. 
Opportunities 
  Being a part of many New Haven early childhood programs and groups offers a wide range of support, training and sharing of expertise, such as the New Haven School Readiness Provider Council and the New Haven Early Childhood Committee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
 
 

 

CEO/Executive Director
Amy Peatman Angelo
Term Start June 2015
Email amy@ebjchildcare.org
Experience

B.A., Psychology with 15 credits in early childhood; recipient of CT ECTC (Early Childhood Teaching Certificate); 17 years with EBJ; 4 years of additional relevant early childhood experience working at YMCA and at Wheeler Clinic for children with emotional and social challenges.

Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 15
Number of Part Time Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 1
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate 100%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 2
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 16
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Title Head Teacher
Title Head Teacher
Title Head Teacher
Experience/Biography
Krishna has worked with EBJ for 15 years in our Ones Room.  She received her CDA in October of 2011.  
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Collaborations
New Haven School Readiness Provider Council
New Haven Early Childhood Council
Kindergarten Transition Committee
 
Board Chair
Johnny Scafidi
Company Affiliation Dwight Hall at Yale University
Term June 2016 to June 2018
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Carrie Abildgaard
Susan S. Anderson Department of Children and Families, State of CT
Amy Angelo
Jessica Brantley English Department, Yale University
Amanda Brewster
Grace G. Bright Yale Center for British Art
Lizzy Carroll
Saveena Dhall
J. Deborah Ferholt M.D.Pediatrician
Lisa O. Fernandez Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Jane M. Gillis Beinecke Library, Yale University
Sarah Hamilton
William Hawkins
David Huang Assistant U.S. Attorney
Jo Kremer M.D.Psychiatrist
Joya E. Marks Community Representative
Daniel Murphy
Alycia Santilli
Robin Tousey Ayers Dept. of Public Health, State of CT
Paul Turner Department of Biology, Yale University
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 18
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 16
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 0
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Co-Chair
Saveena Dhall
Term June 2016 to June 2018
Email Saveena.dhall@yale.edu
Standing Committees
Scholarship
Personnel
Finance
Nominating
Executive
Parents
CEO Comments

The highest priority for Edith B. Jackson (EBJ) remains the
operation of a high quality child care center that engages teachers, families, and the extended community in fostering each young child’s unique potential.

EBJ has promoted and advanced the field of early childhood
education in New Haven through the development of the Sharing Across the City program, hosting of “A Celebration of the Picture Book” conference, and through its exemplary model of high quality care in intimate and diverse groups.

EBJ is privileged to have a Director with over 20 years of
service at its helm and dedicated teachers committed to the highest quality of care in the classrooms in excellent ratios. 
EBJ’s finances are in good order with sufficient operating reserves to keep the program running in the event of emergencies. Additionally an active and engaged intergenerational Board of alumni parents, current parents, and Yale University and New Haven community stakeholders ensures that EBJ preserves the best aspects of its history while it adapts to the shifting needs of families who seek care for young children.
The EBJ Board has engaged in strategic planning to address
its current challenges and to anticipate future needs for the
organization. The Board has systematically reviewed its governance policies over the past few years. It has passed resolutions and adopted
policies that have both strengthened the corporate governance of the
organization and promoted a safe and nurturing environment for young
children. For example, the Board has recently adopted revised by-laws as well as policies related to the appropriate use of social media between parents and teachers. The Board has also recognized the importance of succession planning and the need for professional development
of its staff.

 EBJ’s most significant challenge revolves around its ability
to uphold the highest standards of quality care while simultaneously exploring opportunities for program growth and expansion. 
As it continues to explore such opportunities, EBJ strives to balance
the financial obligations related to growth with accountability to its mission.
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Sept 01 2016
Fiscal Year End Aug 31 2017
Projected Revenue $745,140.00
Projected Expenses $689,698.00
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Revenue Sources ChartHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$140,518$145,009$168,154
Government Contributions$24,000$26,400$24,000
Federal------
State------
Local--$26,400$24,000
Unspecified$24,000----
Individual Contributions------
------
$601,260$563,554$565,847
Investment Income, Net of Losses$862$16,263$6,345
Membership Dues------
Special Events--$14,512$22,936
Revenue In-Kind$90,142----
Other$13,485----
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$646,493$641,199$630,925
Administration Expense$128,813$140,594$138,668
Fundraising Expense$5,666$6,371$7,006
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.000.971.01
Program Expense/Total Expenses83%81%81%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue3%3%3%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$702,027$693,282$715,808
Current Assets$128,132$100,215$137,584
Long-Term Liabilities$53,590$50,375$46,463
Current Liabilities$0$33,772$26,882
Total Net Assets$619,223$609,135$642,463
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Yale University $89,300Yale University $113,317
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --City of New Haven $26,400City of New Haven $24,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --Seymour L. Lustman Memorial Fund $15,000
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities--2.975.12
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets8%7%6%
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments
CEO Comments

In February 2011 the budget was drawn with PROJECTED revenues and expenses. Our revenues for 2011/12 were actually higher due to the success of the one time Celebration of the Picture Book conference, commemorating our 40th anniversary.

Foundation Staff Comments This profile, including the financial summaries prepared and submitted by the organization based on its own independent and/or internal audit processes and regulatory submissions, has been read by the Foundation. Financial information is inputted by Foundation staff directly from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved by the nonprofit’s board. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. The Community Foundation is continuing to receive information submitted by the organization and may periodically update the organization’s profile to reflect the most current financial and other information available. The organization has completed the fields required by The Community Foundation and updated their profile in the last year. To see if the organization has received a competitive grant from The Community Foundation in the last five years, please go to the General Information Tab of the profile.
Address 405 Canner St Apt 1
New Haven, CT 065112271
Primary Phone 203 7649416
Contact Email jwarner@ebjchildcare.org
CEO/Executive Director Amy Peatman Angelo
Board Chair Johnny Scafidi
Board Chair Company Affiliation Dwight Hall at Yale University

 

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