Mission and Core Values
Our Mission Statement
Our mission is to inspire joy and wonder in children, educators, and communities with a heart-centered approach to early education.
Our Core Values Define Who We Are
We strive for the highest quality in all that we do.
“Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.” – Ralph Marston
We hold ourselves accountable to the highest ethical standards.
“Integrity is what we do, what we say, and what we say we do.” – Don Galer
We create cutting-edge approaches to teaching and learning.
“(One’s) mind, stretched to a new idea, never goes back to its original dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
We use an interdisciplinary team approach that provides perspectives through partnerships.
“We will surely get to our destination if we join hands.” – Aung San Sun Kyi
We promote a life-long process of discovering the world from new perspectives.
“The real voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust
The foundation of our work is the use of a rigorous research methodology based on close observation of children and teachers over time.
“You can observe a lot just by watching.” – Yogi Berra
We embrace the plurality and diversity of our world.
“In diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” – Maya Angelou
We are committed to sharing our knowledge and resources with the world.
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
We nurture the health and well-being of our organization as we work toward the health and well-being of our world.
“We are all weaving the future on the loom of today.” – Grace Dawson