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Early Childhood Development Center


Some of the activities implemented to ensure the child’s growth are:

  • Physical Education Classes

  • Community Garden Program

  • Activities based on the age group to encourage the child’s emerging skills

Arizona Learning Standards:

The child's educator will design lesson plans with learning experiences that foster the child’s skills based on the age group in areas of:

  • Growth and development

  • Language and literacy

  • Intellectual development

  • Physical development

  • Social and emotional development


Half day: $17.85 (less than 6 hours, per day)

Full day: $24.99 (per day)

One time registration fee: $25.00


The Center’s current hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., except major holidays. Before and after school childcare is available for children 6-12 years of age.


Next to Academia del Pueblo Charter School at

201 E. Durango St.

Phoenix, AZ 85004


Call for a tour 602-258-4353


Approved Program

About Us


The Early Childhood Development Center, a Quality First participating center, is designed to be a child’s home away from home. We are dedicated to providing affordable, innovative, quality education services that support and contribute to the success and well-being of the children and the families we serve. 

The Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) boasts of a long-term staff experienced in providing quality care and instruction for children. The facility maintains a Department of Economic Security approval to serve families utilizing D.E.S. assistance.

Services include part-time and full-time care for children between the ages of 3 and 5.  Since 1993, the developmental growth of a child is the main priority at Friendly House’s ECDC. The child’s progress is communicated to the parent on a regular basis.


Lorena Gutierrez

Operations Manager and oversees the ECDC operation

Patricia Bravo

ECDC Lead Preschool Teacher and Manager

Jocelyne Cruz

ECDC Preschool Teacher 

Montse Salazar Ortiz

ECDC Billing Specialist and Registrations


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"The Early Childhood Development Center has been a great experience for our son, Angel. His educational and social skills have flourished tremendously. His ability to write his name and recognize colors has built his confidence. Socially, he has learned to work and respect others. Angel has grown academically. As parents, we appreciate the passion that teachers exemplify daily with our kids. The patience and dedication has made it easy for Angel to improve. He looks forward to attending school. We also appreciate that staff accommodate his bilingual background. The Center has been a blessing for Angel and our family."

-Michael & Delia Nowakowski

"In this day and age, it’s hard to find a good child care center you can trust. Friendly House’s Early Childcare Center was recommended to me by a friend, and now I know why – the quality of service is outstanding! My daughter Josephine and son Ryan have been attending Friendly House’s Early Childhood Learning Center for five months.

I feel that placing them in this school was one of the best decisions that I have made as a parent on their behalf. It’s a great feeling to be able to go about my daily work routine without worrying, knowing that Mr. Smith and his staff are caring for my children. My daughter and son have grown by leaps and bounds through the teaching and socialization that they receive interacting with the other children, as well as the staff members. I will always be grateful for the care, love, and instruction that my children receive daily from Friendly House Early Childhood Development Center during these important formative years and I know that they both will be well prepared for Kindergarten because of the attention given by the loving staff. Keep up the good work!”

-Antonio Providence

"I feel fortunate to have my kids attend the same school I  did at their age. The best thing is that they are being educated by the same teachers I was, who have become part of my family."

-Alondra Vega

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