Department of Early Childhood Programs

   

Our Vision

The Office of Early Childhood Programs is committed to providing high-quality comprehensive services and programs to prepare young children for life-long learning.

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Early Childhood Programs is to provide curriculum leadership and instructional support that enables young children and their families to participate in high-quality, developmentally effective programs.

C O R E   V A L U E S

Respect the worth and dignity of children as members of the family, the school, neighborhood, and global community.
Recognize that all children are capable and competent learners.
Assist parent(s)/guardian(s) in understanding their role(s) as the child’s first teacher.
Advocate for developmentally appropriate and instructionally effective programs to meet the needs of all children.
Recognize the value of children’s diverse cultures and their physical, intellectual, social and emotional needs.
Provide research-based, high-quality, comprehensive and continuous professional development to educators of young children.

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