Carla M Horwitz, EdD, DEd

Lecturer in the Child Study Center; Director, Calvin Hill Day Care & Kitty Lustman-Findling Kindergarten

Departments & Organizations

Child Study Center


Carla M. Horwitz, MS, Ed.D, Lecturer and Director of Calvin Hill Day Care Center and Kitty Lustman-Findling Kindergarten ?Carla Horwitz has been the Director of Yale University's Calvin Hill Day Care Center for the past thirty seven 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. She has a joint appointment in the Psychology Department and at the Yale Child Study Center where she teaches three courses in child development. 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, and she is currently involved in studying and incorporating the practice of the progressive preschools of Reggio Emilia, Italy. 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 (1970)
AB Sarah Lawrence College (1969)

Professional Service

  • All Our Kin (2005)

  • Gesell Institute Advisory Board (2004)

  • Read to grow (2003)

  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (1975)

  • CT and New Haven Association for the Education of Young Children (1975)


  • Advisory Committee Gesell Institute United States (2008)

    serve on committee of professionals advising the Gesell Institute

  • Board Member, All Our Kin United States (1998)

    Founding president, board member

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Contact Info

Carla M Horwitz, EdD, DEd
Mailing Address
150 Highland Street
New Haven,, CT 06511

Curriculum Vitae

Calvin Hill Day Care Center and Kitty Lustman-Findling Kindergarten