Little Friends

Getting an early start on a life of learning

The desire to develop an enduring passion for learning has no minimum age limit. At our Little Friends Early Learning Center, a full-service childcare center, we focus on developing a broad range of age-appropriate skills for children 6 weeks to 4 years old.

Mission Statement

We seek to create a safe, nurturing, and engaging environment for young children and the adults who care for them, guided by:

  • Quaker testimonies: Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality/Diversity, Stewardship
  • Developmentally appropriate practice: meeting children on their level with an emphasis on play and emotional/social development
  • Emergent curriculum: allowing children's interests and the environment to direct learning experiences
  • Magda Gerber's philosophy: treating even the youngest infant as a unique human being
  • Research: focusing on experiences that support healthy brain development


To create and sustain a more peaceful, just, and loving world for children.

Little Friends Health & Safety Protocols 2023-24 
updated November 18, 2022


Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Little Friends is open year round.


2023-24 Tuition Rates

Child under 2 is $ 30,150
Child over 2 is $ 24,795

*Please note that financial aid is not available for the Little Friends program


Danyell Felton
Little Friends Director

Tracy Brown 
Little Friends Ambassador

Meet Our Staff

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Robin Allen

Little Friends Teacher

Clevia Billy-Pacheco

Little Friends Teacher

Alyssa Boyd

Little Friends Teacher

Tracy Brown

Little Friends Director

Deja Bushrod

Little Friends Teacher

Kody Carter

Little Friends Teacher

Christina Cirri

Little Friends Teacher

Danyell Felton

Little Friends Director

Elizabeth Gacuca

Little Friends Teacher

Tristin Goodenough '17

Class of 2017
Little Friends Teacher