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Birthdays are a big deal in a child’s life!

At Friends Center we are celebrating all our youngest friends’ milestones by donating our birthdays on their behalf. We’re giving away our birthdays to help give ALL children high quality learning experiences, especially in their early years when it matters the most. We invite you to join the party! Give a birthday gift in honor of one of our existing birthday donors, or pledge your own birthday and make the celebration, and impact, even bigger!

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The party has just started, and already many are dedicating their birthdays to help expand access to high-quality early learning experiences. Celebrate them, and their cause, by donating today.

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about friends center

Friends Center for Children provides early care and education for children ages 0 to 5 with a progressive child-centered curriculum and a focus on emotional wellbeing and the Quaker values of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and stewardship. With a sliding-scale tuition, Friends Center is committed to serving families from all income levels. Currently operating from two sites, we continue to work toward creating new spaces to meet the critical shortage of accessible high-quality early care in communities throughout New Haven. Our mission — educate children, empower families, inspire teachers, engage community, embrace diversity — is manifest in all areas of our program: from our morning meetings and mood meter to our expansion plans and new teacher housing initiative.