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Applications open for early childhood fellowship opportunity

December 01, 2022

In collaboration with Calvin Hill Day Care Center, the Yale Child Study Center (YCSC) is pleased to share that applications are now open for the Seedlings Fellowship opportunity for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Geared toward individuals with a dedicated interest in child development, early childhood education, and clinical evaluations and interventions with young children and their families, the fellowship program consists of a unique combination of engagement in a high-quality preschool classroom setting and participation in related courses in a nationally renowned child development clinic.

The one-year program is designed as a supervised and supported entry into the professional world of early childhood education, childcare, and clinical work with young children. Seedlings fellows participate in a weekly YCSC seminar on “Clinical Child Development and Assessment of Young Children” and observe senior clinicians conducting developmental assessments, while also participating in ongoing discussion of diagnostic formulations.

Additional seminar and other experiences are also part of the program. Calvin Hill is a nationally accredited, model educational preschool and Kindergarten program for the children of Yale and New Haven community families. Graduates of this fellowship have gone on to pursue advanced degrees in education, medicine, and psychiatry. Many continue to teach in childcare and early education settings, take on leadership roles, or work in other related fields to improve the quality of care for children.

Submitted by Crista Marchesseault on December 08, 2022