Alphabet Academy is a private school with two early learning centers in Hamden, CT serving families with children from 6 weeks through Kindergarten. The Nest at Alphabet Academy, which opened in late August 2013,  is our third school in 9 years and the only one whose focus is solely on children under the age of 3.

Alphabet Academy is known for high-quality care with a commitment to developing strong home-school connections with families. Alphabet is a Reggio-inspired school that is passionate about inquiry-based learning, plentiful outdoor play, open-ended art along with a progressive, healthy food initiative

Where is the center located?

The early learning center is located on the grounds of the Yale Divinity School, 350 Canner Street New Haven, the ground level of Curtis Hall.

How many children does the center serve?

The Nest at Alphabet Academy has 3 classrooms for a total 24 children; 8 infants, 8 toddlers and 8 two year-olds.

What are the hours of the center?

The center is open Monday – Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (excluding holidays), 49 weeks per year.  See the calendar.

Who is eligible?

The Nest at Alphabet Academy will seek to enroll children that are drawn entirely from families affiliated with Yale University. Faculty members with young children will be given placement priority.

What is the tuition?

Tuition is $2,050 per month for Yale University families and $2,100 for families not affiliated with Yale University. Tuition includes two healthy snacks and lunch. Learn more about the food program here.

How do I apply?

To apply, click the link below to complete the “Enrollment Application.” Once your completed form is received, you will be contacted to schedule a time to talk further about your child-care needs.


We look forward to meeting you!