Yal-Day-New Day Care Center
Celebrating 37 Years of Excellence in Early Education
Established in 1980
Yal-Day-New opened as an intimate early childhood program in the Young Israel of Brookline, where parents were heavily involved in all aspects of governance. A professionally trained early childhood Director was hired from its inception, as well as experienced and nurturing teachers. This arrangement provided a traditional day care center but with a “family feel” and quality to it. To maintain that “family feel” of which makes us so unique, Yal-Day-New takes great pride on being a community.
Yal-Day-New has been located at Temple Bnai Moshe in Brighton. Yal-Day-New moved to Temple Bnai Moshe because of an unfortunate fire at the Young Israel of Brookline. We celebrate thirty five years of excellence in early education, with the longest running infancy program in the Brighton/Brookline/Newton area.
Lindsay Harvey – Director
Lindsay Harvey joined Yal-Day-New in 2009, after graduating from Syracuse University with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Psychology. She continued her studies in Early Education, receiving a Director II licensure by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
In her role as Director, Lindsay has maintained the traditional Jewish education that Yal-Day-New is known for, while incorporating new and innovative education to best serve the children and families that the school supports. As a member of the Boston-Haifa Early Childhood Educators Connection, she embarked on an educational trip to Israel with Hebrew College in February 2014 to enrich the Israeli culture and Hebrew curriculum at the school. She is passionate and inspired to improve each child’s individual experience at Yal-Day-New.
All of Yal-Day-New’s employees are qualified and certified to teach with supportive experience in the early education field.
At Yal-Day-New, each teacher is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. All teachers must hold a Bachelors degree or be working towards a degree in Education in order to be considered for employment. All teachers are required to have a full background check from CORI/SORI/DSS with at least three reference checks. Yal-Day-New requires that all teachers hold a current CPR and First Aid certification, which is renewed annually. Per the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, each teacher is required to maintain twenty hours of professional development annually. This requirement encourages teachers to continue to enhance their knowledge in the early education field, as we are always learning and growing professionally to meet the diverse needs of our students every year!
Yal-Day-New enrolls families of every race, color, cultural heritage and national origin, regardless of marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or religious belief. As a Jewish early education and preschool program, we represent a wide range of Jewish backgrounds and affiliations. We welcome and encourage all families to tour our school, as we have a non-discriminatory enrollment policy.
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