What results are we looking for?

1.

Healthy Children
Why?

  • All children deserve a healthy start in life.
  • Each child has a right to a safe, stable, healthy and nurturing environment, free of abuse and neglect.
2.Children ready to succeed in school
Why?
  • Intellectual stimulation, development of social skills and emotional stability at a very young age increases the learning ability of a child.
  • Preschool and other child centered services should be available to all children, ages birth through five years old, regardless of economic status, race or religion.
3.Safe and supportive communities
Why?
  • Each child's well being and development is also the responsibility of each adult in the community.
  • Being able to collaboratively plan for the effective and efficient use of limited resources will strengthen the community and family bonds.
4.Secure and nurturing families
Why?
  • The family is the foundation of the community.
  • Each child's family has the primary responsibility for that child's well being and development.
  • Every family has the right to quality services that promote self-determination and self-sufficiency.
5.Secure and nurturing child care environments
Why?
  • All children benefit from a stable environment where their physical, emotional, social, and intellectual needs are met.
  • As every family has the right to self-sufficiency, quality, affordable childcare should be available to all families.
6.Stable, self-sufficient, and healthy young people
Why?
  • Young people learn to become productive members of their communities by making positive choices.
  • Young people benefit from a stable environment (whether family or relative care, group care, or foster care) where their physical, emotional, social, and intellectual needs are met.