FCCC provides an enriching environment of love, security and community for children between the ages of 3 months and Kindergarten. Through age-appropriate experiences, our children learn respect for others, self-confidence and social skills. They develop curiosity about 

the world and learn to appreciate people who are different from them. The children grow emotionally, physically, socially and cognitively. They build a foundation of competence and confidence that prepares them for everyday situations and, ultimately, for school.

Our Mission states:

Friends Child Care Center is guided by the Quaker belief that there is that of God in every person. This belief inspires and informs everyday life at the Center while it affirms the individual value of each child, teacher and parent. The approach to learning is broad but simple: children learn to get along with other people as they experience the rewards of learning what they want to know.

Friends Child Care Center provides quality child care for young children whose parents are Friends Center employees or live/work in the Philadelphia area. We strive to reflect the cultural and economic diversity of our urban community. We encourage young children in their ability to be caring, curious, responsible beings.

We wholeheartedly embrace this mission for our institution, and we affirm our responsibility as a Board to provide leadership and governance so that Friends Child Care Center can continue to thrive, while remaining responsive to the dynamic external environment and living faithfully by our mission.

We share a vision of FCCC offering:

  • a positive, trustworthy and secure environment at Friends Center;
  • an emphasis on child centered care and learning, with developmentally appropriate educational goals;
  • an affirmative work environment for teachers;