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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

ONE CHILD AT A TIME

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

ONE CHILD AT A TIME

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

ONE CHILD AT A TIME

EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY

Our mission is to grow lifelong learners and confident, caring individuals. This is accomplished by providing each child with a wide range of developmentally-appropriate experiences that encourage them to grow socially, emotionally, physically, cognitively, and creatively. All children are loved, cared for and nurtured to help them realize their full potential.

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Program Goals

  • To foster the social, emotional, physical, cognitive and language development of the children in our care
  • To build a lasting relationship between the children, parents, and teachers
  • To build teamwork, cooperation, and friendship within the classroom
  • To build confidence and independence in children through self-help skills and problem-solving abilities
  • To create an environment where children feel safe and secure

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Curriculum

Friends Early Learning Center focuses on all the domains of learning.

  • Social Emotional Development
  • Language Development
  • Cognitive Development
  • Physical Development

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WELCOME TO FRIENDS EARLY LEARNING CENTER

Friends Early Learning Center is a unique community of caring and learning with a rich and stimulating environment for Infants through Pre-Kindergarten. Friends offers a fun-packed Summer Camp program for school-age children. It is our mission to grow lifelong learners and confident caring individuals. Friends’ staff is experienced and holds degrees in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education. Friends is a state licensed facility that has been providing quality childcare and early childhood education since 1987. We encourage staff members to further their education by supporting the T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship program and currently have two staff members enrolled in this program. Because we feel each child is unique and wonderful, we have been able to create a family-like atmosphere where each child can grow emotionally, academically, and physically. Friends is a community of teachers and staff members that make an effort to know your child so that he in turn can learn and grown in a familiar, friendly environment. We have the privilege of seeing children grow from babies to Kindergartners. The year is filled with exploration, education and holiday celebrations. We are happy that you are taking the time to learn about Friends Early Learning Center and hope that you visit us soon to see the children in action.

OUR PROGRAMS

INFANT CARE

A dedicated and loving staff provides consistent and personal attention to your infant. We accept infants from 6 weeks to 12 months on a full-time basis.Read More

TODDLERS

Our teachers allow your toddlers to explore their new world with positive guidance and a joyful demeanor. We accept toddlers from the time they walk to 2 1/2 years old.Read More

PRESCHOOL AND PRE-K

Our comprehensive pre-school program will prepare your children for school in a nurturing, intuitive, play-based environment, where they’ll learn skills for kindergarten and for life.Read More

SCHOOL AGE

School-aged children up to ten years benefit from before and after school care and summer camp, with trained teachers provide homework help and guidance in an environment designed to educate and inspire.Read More

Friends Early Learning Center
53061 Nadine Street South Bend, IN 46637

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Friends School & Day Care

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