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Enrollment is open for Summer Session 2024 and Weekly Classes running Sep-May 2024-2025

The Friends Learning Center Classroon


Our Goal

I am so excited to introduce you to The Friends Learning Center. My vision for The Friends Learning Center is to provide a nurturing environment where my students learn, engage, and have FUN. I want my students to LOVE coming to our learning center just as much as I LOVE seeing them come into my classroom.

Debbie Faust

Classroom Tours

Are you interested in learning more about our preschool classes?

We would love to invite prospective families to visit our center. During the tour, you will learn more about our program and classes specifically designed for preschoolers. You will also have the chance to see our warm and friendly classroom and center room, where all the fun and learning takes place. This tour is also an excellent opportunity to meet with Mrs. Faust, who will answer all your questions before registering your child in one of our literacy enrichment classes. All preschoolers and their siblings are welcome to join us on the tour.

From Our Founder
& Director, Mrs. Faust

Here's a little about my journey to opening the center. After receiving my master's degree in special education from CW Post University on Long Island over 20 years ago, I spent many years teaching in the early childhood field. I have worked in various New York and Connecticut preschools and elementary schools with students aged 2-8.

During my career, I taught inclusion preschool classes and provided Birth-to-Three services to many children in the New York area. I also spent time as a resource room teacher at an elementary school. This is where I developed my love of teaching literacy to early learners. Then, I went on to teach an "extra year of time " class, teaching preschoolers and preparing them to enter kindergarten at a local preschool in the Farmington Valley. Through all my time working with early learners, I found my passion and knew I was meant to be teaching. I love working and supporting young learners as they begin their journey through the early childhood years. It is why I wanted to open The Friends Learning Center in Avon.

Nowadays, I am a mom to two teenage girls who inspire me every day. My experiences as a mom played a part in my decision to open The Friends Learning Center. I have been exactly where you are today - my girls were once just like your little ones. I know the challenges and struggles of wanting your child to be prepared for kindergarten and beyond socially, emotionally, and academically. And for all these reasons, both as a mom and an early childhood  educator, I am so excited to help meet the needs of early learners and their families in the Farmington Valley.

Our Classroom

Our spacious classroom is located in Avon, CT. During our classes we provide individualized material for every student to meet their unique needs. Our small class size of around five, allows students to learn in an environment with fewer classroom distractions, which fosters strong retention of the presented educational material. We begin each class exploring our Center Room with new activities set up each week. 

Trial Classes

Would you like to experience the magic of our classes firsthand?

We offer complimentary trial classes for prospective students. Each class is 2 hours long, and all students must be potty trained. Since trial classes will be with our current students, this is a drop-off class. Your child must be able to attend the class without a caregiver. Mrs. Faust will be available after the class to chat and answer any questions.

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