Beverly Levy Center Welcomes Bickford as Educational Director

The Beverly Levy Early Learning Center of the JCC of Greater New Haven welcomes Lisa Bickford as its new Educational Director. Bickford will co-direct the Center with Lynn Bullard, who will continue serving as its Administrative Director.

Bickford brings more than 16 years of experience as a Director of early childhood education centers and programs. She worked most recently with IRIS (Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services) where she led an early learning program. Bickford also directed The Children’s New School in Madison. She holds a Bachelors’ degree in Early Childhood Education from Sarah Lawrence College and has over 40 years of experience in the Early Childhood field.

JCC Executive Director Scott Cohen said, “Lisa will be a great addition to our program. In addition to her embrace of our child-centered, play-based curriculum, she is warm, energetic, and creative.”

The Beverly Levy Early Learning Center is for children ages 12 weeks old through kindergarten. Proudly Jewish, our diverse early learning center enthusiastically welcomes families of all backgrounds. BLELC is named in memory of the late Beverly Levy, a longtime leader in the Jewish community who died at the young age of 63 in 2014.