We are a small Quaker preschool for children aged 2 1/2 - 5 located in Ridgewood New Jersey. Our enrollment is generally 20-25 students. The school is valued in the community. The school endeavors to create a warm, confidence-building environment in which children receive substantial individual attention and learn social skills through guided interaction with each other and the teachers. We believe strongly in creative learning. Friends has a large mulched playground with a raised bed garden. We believe in in outdoor exploration as an essential part of the learning program. We try to be outdoors as much as possible as pivot to a majority outdoor-based program.