Guiding Principles

The values & beliefs that guide our committee

Tri Cities ECD Guiding Principles

Brother And Sister
  • We believe that every child in our community should have access to the opportunities necessary to develop to his or her full potential.
  • We recognize that children are individuals with unique strengths, learning styles and life experiences.
  • We believe that children’s development can be enhanced through enriching the foundation of experiences in the early stages.
  • We believe that families are the most important people in a child’s life and that they provide a child’s first, and most significant learning environment.
  • We respect the strengths of families and believe that communities can work in partnership with families to enhance opportunities for early childhood development.
  • We value the diversity (race, gender, ethnicity, culture, health concerns, age, and learning challenges) of our community and respect different approaches to early childhood development.
  • We believe families have a leading role to play to inform the development of plans that promote healthy children, families and communities.
  • We are committed to recognizing and acknowledging the elements that are working well for young children and their families in our community.
  • We are committed to developing initiatives that build on existing community assets and respond to identified community needs.
  • We are committed to the development of a range of initiatives, designed to enhance early child development, that are inclusive of children with diverse needs and abilities.
  • We are committed to making decisions that are collaborative, evidence-based, and community-driven.
  • We are committed to a process that is open, accountable and inclusive.
  • Every effort will be made, throughout the process, to develop and implement initiatives that are sustainable.