Marc Jaffe

Marc E. Jaffe is CEO of CLC (Childcare Learning Centers) of Stamford, the third largest Early Childhood Education nonprofit in CT.  Since 1902, CLC has been a leader in developing and implementing high-quality and affordable education and care programs including School Readiness and Head Start.  CLC serves nearly 1,000 children a year at eight locations in Stamford with a comprehensive curriculum, on-site healthcare providers and family service workers, and nutritious meals. The organization also has a unique collaboration with Yale University and the preschool RULER approach for building social and emotional skills in young children. CLC is also the sponsor for the Head Start program in Greenwich operated by Family Centers.

Mr. Jaffe comes to the nonprofit sector after serving for more than twenty-five years as a senior publishing, licensing and technology executive where he honed strong management, strategic-planning and cross-platform business development skills.  He has led businesses in public and private companies, large and small, turnarounds and startups, domestic and international.  The common theme has been intellectual property where Marc has been involved with publishing products with licenses ranging from Superman and Star Trek to Merriam Webster Dictionaries and Berlitz.

Marc was the President of several divisions of Simon & Schuster as well as Rodale.  At Rodale, Marc published the international bestseller The South Beach Diet, Pete Rose’s Prison Without Bars and The Big O, The Autobiography of Oscar Robertson.

Since 1991, when he was its first Board President for five years, Mr. Jaffe has been involved with the highly acclaimed Harlem RBI (Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities), serving on its Board of Directors, and as Chairman of its Advisory Board.  He was a member of the UJA Executive Publishing committee for 14 years.

At CLC, Mr. Jaffe is energized to be working in the early education field, which enjoys across the board bipartisan support on an issue whose long range social and economic impact benefits us all.  Currently, as its representative, he sits on the boards of the Stamford School Readiness Foundation, the East Side Partnership, and on the Advisory Board of the Stamford Early Childhood Collaborative.  He represents CLC in the Vita Health District Collaborative and the Stamford School Readiness Council as well as on the Human Capital Committee of the Fairfield County Business Council.

Mr. Jaffe graduated from Columbia College, and briefly practiced law in New York City after earning his JD at Columbia Law School.

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