The Friendship Children’s Center began operation in 1989 as a non-profit organization committed to providing quality child care for families who live and work in the Friendship Heights community. The Children’s Center has built a reputation for offering innovative and fun educational programs for our children and has a history of community involvement.

  • Inspiring Lifelong Learning
  • Community Partnerships
  • Parent Engagement
  • Enriching Programs and Field Trips



Thank you for your interest in our early learning program. We welcome applications year round. Prospective parents should complete the application process as soon as possible to be placed on our waitlist. Waitlist length varies by classroom however, can range from 6 to 24 months in length. The majority of enrollment placements take place in the Fall for the September through August school year. However, if space allows, the school also accepts students mid-year.

To start the application process please click to access the waitlist application . To schedule a tour, click here.

To learn more about our application process and access additional forms, please click here.

"When parents are involved in their children's education at home, they do better in school. And when parents are involved in school, children go farther in school and the schools they go to are better." - Anne Henderson and Nancy Berla. 

A significant focus of our curriculum is placed on building healthy and happy kids and grounding them in solid social and emotional skills. Teachers and parents are expected to be role models and to reinforce in the classroom and at home the characteristics of empathy, cooperation, respect, and esteem. We are preparing the children to be independent, confident, and well-adjusted members of their community.