Our Culture of Care
Our practice is derived from a series of shared values, commonly practiced around the world. These values define our Culture of Care; a set of guiding principles that shape our practice, directing everything from our day-to-day interactions to our long term strategic goals. Our Culture of Care is...
Love leads our program. Love for childhood, for the land, for each other. We want the best for those affected by our program. That means building relationships with each child, each family member, accepting them for who they are, and meeting them where they’re at.
Inclusion is quality in early learning and child care. When we think of a high quality program, we think of a program that meets the needs of each child, one in which they can thrive as who they are, regardless of any actual or perceived barriers. We collaborate with all stakeholders in a child’s well-being to inform a more complete conversation about their growth and development.
Early Learning and Child Care means serving the whole individual, not only their physical and mental development, but their emotional and social growth as well. It means connecting with their family to build a more well-rounded picture of the whole person, and what their needs are. We accomplish this through an interpersonal lens of observation, documentation, and reflection. Using the relationships we develop within our community of practice, we take these three steps and identify goals, developing programming to help people meet those goals.
Our greatest assets are the people around us. Through interpersonal communication, displayed documentation of experiences, and inclusive practice of multiple stakeholders, we create a truly collaborative place for everyone. We collaborate with the land as much as with each other, as we steward the healthy growth and development of it as we do for one another.
Our culture is meant to empower people to do their best. By building trusting relationships with each other, we can encourage one another to meet new challenges, embrace our responsibilities, and support each other through hardship. When we lead with love, think inclusively of one another, take a holistic approach to care, and collaborate to accomplish more together than we could alone, the result is empowerment of the people we serve, and of ourselves.