An inclusive early learning center


  • Research-based curriculum
  • “Handwriting Without Tears”
  • Eco-green science experience with greenhouse/garden
  • In-class music instructor
  • Art, crafts and dramatic play
  • Progress assessments
  • Daily communication
  • Building independence and self-control
  • Library and book loan program
  • Assistance with toilet training
  • Nurse on staff and health-care instruction
  • iPad technology supporting classroom instruction
  • Curriculum enriched by visiting educational and entertaining partners

The Friendship Academy is an Easter Seals of Southeastern Pennsylvania program

PARENT’S ROLE


The Friendship Academy provides an excellent early childhood educational preschool
experience for the children of parents seeking a research-driven and enriched program. The Friendship Academy features a child-friendly and safety-oriented facility, an enclosed playground and excellent, caring and experienced staff. Our expertise in teaching children has given us unique insight into how all children learn.

Certified teachers and paraprofessionals provide an exciting, stimulating, and
developmentally and age appropriate learning environment.  Accreditation and licensing for our centers include the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, which require and monitor high academic sta
ndards as well as all important safety standards for the children.

We are excited to announce that all of our Friendship Academy Classrooms will now be implementing Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS). PBIS is a framework for supporting the social and emotional development of our students The goal of implementing PBIS is to create an environment where every child feels good about coming to school. This is accomplished by designing classroom settings that promote engagement and by building positive relationships among students, families, and school staff. Through the process of PBIS, classroom staff will work together to ensure that children understand behavior expectations, receive instruction in social skills, and those with the most persistent challenging behavior receive individualized assistance. All staff will receive foundation training in PBIS and each of our divisions have establish Core Leadership Teams to provide ongoing support to staff and families regarding PBIS.

The Friendship Academy offers: