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Friends Childcare

1195 Centre Street
Roslindale, MA 02131

(617) 469-2507

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Friends Childcare is founded on the belief that early childhood is the most significant period of human development in emotional, cognitive and in physical growth.

Studies show: a) Children learn most by observation and interaction with adults and other children; loving, caring interactions promote a permanent positive experience. b) Children need a nourishing atmosphere to display their feelings of wonder for the natural environment. c) Children have different learning styles and benefit from exposure to age appropriate variety of activities at the earliest stages of development. d) Children can usually do much more than we expect of them. Raising expectations and providing challenging learning opportunities in a loving atmosphere is an excellent motivator.

Our goal at Friends Childcare is to create an environment that nurtures children and supports families. Our program offers a warm ambience that encourages curiosity, creativity and imagination. We have a variety of talented artists who come to our centers on a weekly basis and provide additional fun activities ranging from music, dance, story telling, yoga, etc. We have a flexible curriculum designed to encourage self-expression and allow for individual growth, and a setting that helps children build self-esteem and self-confidence. We focus on learning through play while providing and enriching program for development. Friends Childcare has a diverse international community and does not have religious affiliations with any group. Our Teachers meet the required teaching qualifications of the Massachusetts Office of Child Care Services. They are all trained in Early Childhood Education, First Aid and CPR – a dedicated group of educators who work together to create a warm and nurturing environment.