Early Childhood Programs:
Nursery, Pre-K, Kindergarten

Friends’ Central's Mission—to cultivate the intellectual, spiritual, and ethical promise of our students—begins with the education of our youngest students in Nursery, Pre-K, and Kindergarten.

The Early Childhood Program at Friends’ Central offers a stimulating and nurturing environment where young children can grow—academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually.

Through our play-based, thematic education, children learn to expand their knowledge and imagination, hone their relationship skills, develop problem-solving abilities, and acquire the independence and self-confidence that they need to explore the world around them. New for the fall of 2021, our Nature Nursery is an innovative program for our youngest students. Read more below.

"We are beyond thrilled with the Nature Nursery program. The teachers give nurturing individualized care to every student and are so communicative and supportive with issues like potty training, sleep regressions, etc. My son has blossomed into a nature-loving adventurer after starting the year afraid to get his hands dirty. He shows the power of nature education every day when he asks about how things work and grow and says how much he loves the earth. His imagination and social skills have also flourished, and he has become kinder as a result of the FCS community and teachers. We feel so lucky to be a part of such a wonderful school!"

- Current FCS Parent

Learn More About Our Nursery, Preschool, and Kindergarten ProgramsDownload our early childhood education brochure now.

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Our Early Childhood Programs

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For more information and to schedule a tour, please contact Lower School Admission at or by phone at 610-642-1018.

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Take a closer look at the Early Childhood Programs at Friends' Central. 

Sample Nursery Schedule

8:30 am • School Begins
8:45 am • Devotions
9:00 am • Flexible Learning*
9:30 am • Music
10:00 am • Snack
10:30 am • Flexible Learning*
11:00 am • Library
11:30 am • Supervised Play
12:00 Noon • Lunch
12:45 pm • Story
1:15 pm • Rest
2:15 pm • Supervised Play
2:50 pm • Dismissal
*Consists of free play, lessons, activity, and/or craft

Tuition 2021-2022

Nursery & Pre-K: $22,315

Kindergarten: $27,290