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Yal-Day-New Day Care Center, Inc.

1845 Commonwealth Avenue
Brighton, MA 02135

(617) 782-3661


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Yal-Day-New Day Care Center, Inc. was founded in 1980 in the Young Israel of Brookline. We moved in 1990 and are currently located in the Temple Bnai Moshe in Brighton, MA. We are within walking distance from Cleveland Circle and located on the B, C, and D Green train lines. We offer programs for full time and part time care for infants, toddlers, and preschool children in a safe, dependable, and culturally-rich Jewish and Hebrew environment. We pride ourselves on providing a "family feel" atmosphere with the involvement of parents.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

We encourage families to tour our facilites to view the classroom environment, meet your child's potential teachers, and have any questions answered. Most educators at Yal-Day-New are fluent in both Hebrew & English, which provides a bilingual atmosphere for our children. The overwhelming majority of our families live in the Brookline-Brighton-Newton area, where we provide childcare accommodations to infants starting at two months of age through to preschool at five years of age. Our early childhood center welcomes all children to enroll as we have a non-discriminatory policy.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught We have classes that we offer our students through our early childhood program at Yal-Day-New. Every Monday morning, our children (Infants, Toddlers, & Preschoolers) take part in a yoga class. Every Thursday morning, our children (Toddlers & Preschoolers) sing along and play instruments with our music teacher! Our curriculum is based upon weekly units that range from themes of the Jewish holidays, seasons of the year, shapes, colors, numbers, alphabet, aleph-bet, etc. Throughout our weekly unit, we incoporate daily art projects, stories, and music that coincedes with the theme they are learning. We provide a "Daily Sheet" with information about your child's calendar time, story time, art project, etc. The "Daily Sheet" is another opportunity that promotes communication between parents and their children about the education they are learning on a daily basis.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our teachers have the experience, and the love to make your child feel at home at Yal-Day-New whether your child is an Infant, Toddler, or a Preschooler. As we promote a bilingual speaking environment, your child will become enriched with the English & Hebrew languages through conversation, books, vocabulary words, etc. We have a Hebrew & English speaking teacher in each of our classrooms. Many of our students speak bilingually among each other. Every child is valued at Yal-Day-New emotionally, cognitively, physically, and socially as they grow.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

At Yal-Day-New, we provide young children with loving care in a traditional Jewish environment. Our basic philosophy is that children grow and learn best in secure, stimulating, and loving environments. Children need self-confidence to meet the challenges in their lives. Our staff provides copious amounts of TLC (Tender Loving Care) as a base for that self-confidence. We have numerous age-appropriate activities to engage your child as they develop and progress through our curriculum. This enables children to grow and develop in a positive manner.

A Typical Day

A typical day includes lots of opportunities for growth and exploration. Your little one might spend time painting or reading, playing games or puzzles in our classrooms, outdoor play area, or the indoor gym.
Yal-Day-New prides itself on offering an array of new things to our children including yoga, soccer, dance and music class.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

As we maintain a "family feel" atmosphere, it is important to stay connected with your families. We send weekly newsletters via email, share information through our website, and promote communication on a daily basis between teachers, parents, and the Director. For example, every classroom has a "Daily Sheet" summarizing the daily activities that took place. Our Infants have their own individiual "Daily Sheet" that goes home daily stating when they have had diaper changes, nap times, etc. We provide two meeting conferences between parents and teachers throughout the school year, however, we encourage parents to visit our school at any time throughout the day.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

We provide a weekly transition period for our students prior to a new school year. If your child enrolls during the school year, we offer a transition period that both will benefit the classroom environment, your child, and the parents. We realize transitioning is a difficult experience for both children and parents, which we want to provide a comfortable transitioning period for all.