Philosophy, Mission, and Vision
According to Gadikowski (2013), â€œThe vision and mission statements of an early childhood program often reflect the organizationâ€™s philosophy, that is, its beliefs about how children best learn and developâ€ (Section 1.4). Imagine you have just been hired as the director of a new child care center. Your first task is to develop the philosophy, vision, and mission for the new center. To assist you with this task, first evaluate the philosophy, vision, and mission statements of the following preschools:
- Asbury Day Care Center (Links to an external site.)
- Queen Emma Preschool (Links to an external site.)
Using Table 1.1 â€œPhilosophy, Vision, and Mission as Administrative
Tools,â€ and information from Chapter 1 of the textbook, evaluate the
schoolsâ€™ philosophy, vision, and mission statements. Use the terms distinguished, proficient, or approaching to evaluate the statements, and explain why you chose those terms.
Next, develop the philosophy, vision, and mission for your new
childcare center. Be sure to include what you have learned from the
text and from your evaluations to help shape your ideas. Your discussion
post should be at least 200 words in length. Please be sure to cite
each source within your post.