Building Values into Everyday Learning

The Quaker values of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and stewardship are central to the work that happens every day. We focus on socialization skills and teach our little friends to stop and think about their actions and the ways in which they may affect others. Service learning projects, conducted throughout the year, further help them develop empathy for others.
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

Vision

To create and sustain a more peaceful, just, and loving world for our children and children in the future.

Swing by for a visit!

We invite you to come take a look and discover one of the most special places on the Friends campus. Little Friends has its own driveway, separate from the School’s main entrance, for easy access. Schedule your visit today!

For More Information

Janelle Schmidt, Director
410.649.3303
jmschmidt@friendsbalt.org

Hours

Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Little Friends is open year round
Friends School of Baltimore
5114 N. Charles Street | Baltimore, MD 21210
www.friendsbalt.org
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