The Friends Center’s progressive approach recognizes and nurtures each child’s unique gifts and development needs - a philosophy that is integral to our curriculum, activities, and interactions.

The Friends Center for Children believes that children learn best through a child-centered, hands-on learning experience. FCFC provides children with a safe, nurturing and peaceful atmosphere that encourages exploration and offers a wide range of possibilities for rich, meaningful play.

Our daily schedule is led by a flexible routine that alternates between periods of active and quiet play, and individual and group experiences. The routine is structured to give children a feeling of security, while flexibility allows the pace of activities to vary according to the needs and interests of the children.

In all of our activities and interactions, the Center focuses on supporting and encouraging each child’s individual social, emotional, ethical, cognitive, physical and language development.

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