Yale Law School Early Learning Center

127  Wall Street 
Telephone: (203) 432-7640 
Director:  Christine Reberkenny-Frisketti, M.A.

Program and Philosophy
The YLS Early Learning Center is a small daycare center serving the Yale Law School community and Yale University. The YLS Early Learning Center provides a safe, challenging environment where young children can stretch their social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development. We believe that children from a very young age benefit from interaction with other children; we believe that they do not benefit from regimentation. Our teachers use the group setting to help children learn to recognize their own needs and desires, to respect others and cooperate with them, and to gain confidence in social activities. 

The YLS Early Learning Center is a private, non-profit program created by Yale Law School parents and staff in 1987 with the mission of providing day care services to the Law School and the University community. At that time, the Center hired its first and only Director, Christine Reberkenny-Frisketti. Under her guidance, the Center established and has maintained the highest standards of early childhood education; in 1995 the Center received accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The Early Learning Center has from its inception remained a very small program, today serving no more than ten children at a time. The YLS Early Learning Center is housed in a corner of the Yale Law School Quadrangle. 

 Fees, Enrollment, Hours and Who to Contact

 Fees:Tuition is $1530 per month full-time.

Enrollment: The Center gives priority to the children of Yale Law School students, faculty and staff. The Center has space for nine children; one or two half-day spaces (morning or afternoon) are available. Spaces are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and any remaining openings are made available to other members of the Yale community. 

Hours: The Center is open from 8:30 AM to 6:15 PM Monday through Friday, and children enrolled full-time may use the center for any portion of those hours. For children enrolled half-time, the morning session runs from 8:30 to 1:30; the afternoon session runs from 1:30 to 6:15. Enrollment is for the full year. 

For more information, contact Christine Reberkenny-Frisketti, 203-432-7640