East Mountain Center for Early Learning (EMCEL) provides a nurturing,

supportive environment for young children to grow in every aspect of their

social, emotional, cognitive and physical development.


Children and families who attend EMCEL benefit from the experience of our

qualified staff. Staff members are provided with extensive training, possess

high levels of expertise, and will provide your child with a learning

environment that is stimulating, caring and fun.


EMCEL benefits from more than 140 years of experience that Friendship House

has as a leader in the field of child development.



This highly structured program follows two research based curriculum models that allow each

child to develop their techniques for building reading, numeric skills, socialization and communication skills.


What makes EMCEL so unique?


• Research based educational and social, emotional, behavioral curricula


     • Opening the World of Learning (OWL)


     • The Incredible Years


• The Inclusive Setting


• The Emphasis on Development of the Whole Child


The EMCEL commitment to quality, experienced staff and nurturing environment structured to suit your child’s needs create a unique experience for every child.

Explore the links below to learn more about the services that best meet your needs:


Inclusive Preschool


Child Care


Summer Care