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Tri Cities ECD Guiding Principles
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.