Who We Are
Mission, Vision & Values
Listening with Respect
Our foundation is one of respect for all with a commitment to listen fully and learn from the diverse viewpoints of our constituents. We are committed to a new definition of respect for children through attentive listening, and model this behavior with staff, instructors, advisors, supporters, partners, and parents.
We place personal compassion, warmth, trust, and collaboration at the heart of our work. We believe children and parents are innately good and have the initiative, creativity, and capacity to solve problems and thrive. To be excellent parents, coworkers, and listeners, we value the balance of work and personal life.
We set ambitious goals to foster lasting change in the lives of individual families and communities to transform our society. We continually identify important questions, experiment and listen to find answers, and evaluate and document what we learn.
Honesty, openness, acceptance, and willingness to confront core issues are central to our work with parents and our daily efforts. We create safe spaces for introspection, vulnerability, questioning, and lasting learning for parents and staff.
We honor the rewarding and challenging work of parents, and the professional work of our colleagues and partners. Together, we will transform society.