What are we looking for?
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.
Children ready to succeed in school
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.
Safe and supportive communities
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.
Secure and nurturing families
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.
Secure and nurturing child care environments
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.
Stable, self-sufficient, and healthy young people
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.