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 2022-23 


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

Little Friends is open year round.

2022-23 Tuition Rates

Child under 2 is $28,850
Child over 2 is $23,725

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


Tracy Brown 
Little Friends Director

Danyell Felton
Little Friends Assist. Director

Meet Our Staff

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Alla Kravets

Little Friends Teacher

Katrina Kyles

Little Friends Teacher

LaDonna Lamb

Little Friends Teacher

Karen Matthews

Little Friends Teacher

Heather Plotkin

Little Friends Teacher

Erin Shepherd

Little Friends Teacher

Maddy Sperber-Whyte

Little Friends Teacher

Meira Stearn

Little Friends Teacher

Helena Stevens '15

Class of 2015
Lower School Recess Supervisor

Della Taylor

Little Friends Teacher