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Chaya Hecht, otherwise known as Morah Chaya, was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. After attending elementary and high school in Chicago, she then studied education at the Bais Chana Seminary in Safed, Israel. Chaya has directed summer camps and school programs across the USA, including Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, and New York. She is now a proud mother of eight, and well-known for her warm personality, approachability, and attention to detail. As the Director of Chai Daycare, Chaya is passionate about childcare and the pursuit of educational excellence for infants and toddlers.

Our daycare is staffed with experienced early childhood educators, and each staff member is strongly passionate about providing quality Jewish education.


As dedicated professionals, our teachers' commitments to each child go far beyond their respective classrooms. They are assiduously devoted toward advancing the social and educational well-being of each child, and sensitive to the individual needs of families. 


Our staff makes sure to set the tone of excitement for both children and parents. They meet weekly to discuss curriculum, plan programs, and share and exchange ideas. In addition, to uphold the high standards of our program, professional development seminars are ongoing throughout the year.


This ensures that our teachers remain alert to the ever-changing needs of today's families and to the findings of current research on early-childhood education. As a result, our teachers characterize a unique blend of professionalism and personal experience, for which we are especially proud. 

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