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Carla Horwitz, EdD

Lecturer in Education Studies, Yale College; Director Emerita, Calvin Hill Day Care & Kitty Lustman-Findling Kindergarten

Contact Information

Carla Horwitz, EdD

Mailing Address

  • Child Study Center

    150 Highland Street

    New Haven, CT 06511

    United States



Carla M. Horwitz, MS; Dip.Ed; Ed.D, Lecturer and Director Emerita of Calvin Hill Day Care Center and Kitty Lustman-Findling Kindergarten. Carla Horwitz served as the Director of Yale University's Calvin Hill Day Care Center for the past forty years. The Center, a model educational preschool program, provides high quality, developmentally informed, affordable child care and education for the children of Yale and community families; it is also the site of early childhood practicum placements for Yale courses in child development and theory and practice of early childhood education. Carla has a joint appointment in the Yale Child Study Center and in Education Studies and the Psychology Department. She teaches three courses in child development, early childhood education and education studies. Carla holds a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College, an M.S. from Yeshiva University in Urban Education, an advanced Diploma in Education and Child Development from the Froebel Institute, Institute of Education, University of London, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Hartford. She has taught at the undergraduate, elementary, and preschool level. Her experience includes a year in England studying open classroom, integrated day infant schools, work studying and incorporating the practice of the progressive preschools of Reggio Emilia, Italy and considerable consultation as well as the mentoring and supervision of early childhood professionals. Her research interests include the creation and implementation of progressive curriculum, developmentally appropriate early care and education, supervision and the professional development of teachers, and educational leadership.

Education & Training

  • EdD
    University of Hartford, Educational Leadership (2003)
  • DipEd
    University of London, Institute of Education (2003)
  • DEd
    University of Hartford (2003)
  • MSc
    Yeshiva University, Urban Education (1970)
  • AB
    Sarah Lawrence College (1969)


  • Advisory Committee Gesell Institute
    United States 2008
    serve on committee of professionals advising the Gesell Institute
  • Read to Grow
    New Haven, CT, United States 2000
    Educational/Literacy organization supporting children and families' access to books
  • Board Member, All Our Kin
    United States 1998
    Founding president, board member
  • CT Association for the Education of Young Children, New Haven Chapter
    New Haven, CT, United States 1975
    Professional Advocacy Organization supporting early childhood teachers, families and young children

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Elm/Ivy AwardYale University and New Haven, CT2017

Professional Service

All Our KinMember2005 - Present
Gesell Institute Advisory BoardMember2004 - Present
Read to growMember2003 - Present
National Association for the Education of Young ChildrenMember1975 - Present
CT and New Haven Association for the Education of Young ChildrenMember1975 - Present

Departments & Organizations