Philosophy Statement

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Vision
To be a world class early learning and child care provider.

Mission
Supporting families by providing high quality, licensed early learning and child care programs – where children thrive and want to be.

Strategic Plan – Service Model Poster
The Board of Directors and Staff of PLASP Child Care Services believes that children are competent, capable, curious and rich in potential and that every child deserves a safe, warm and caring environment (a place where children thrive and want to be). Children are at the centre of everything we do. We are committed to fostering each child’s self-esteem and feeling of self-worth and value through positive caregiving, and stimulating activities that will promote a sense of belonging, well-being, engagement and expression.

Every child is entitled to be given the opportunity to develop personal responsibility and social skills, to learn to problem solve and to learn about other races and cultures. Each child is recognized as a unique individual who brings their own abilities to the program and deserves to be given the encouragement and space to try new things, explore new ideas and develop their own unique creativity. For more information, see our service model poster
 

Core values

Commitment to high quality
We believe in providing high quality service through experienced, well-trained, caring and highly motivated and engaged staff, volunteers and students on placement.

Innovation
We believe in fostering creativity and forward thinking, embracing change and striving to find win/win solutions.

Equity/Diversity/Inclusion
We believe in the involvement of all children and families, staff, volunteers and students on placement and our partners in equitable and inclusive environments. We believe that children are competent and capable and deserve the opportunity to be active contributors to the program.

Responsibility and Accountability
We believe in a well-managed organization ensuring effective resource management

Respect
We believe that everyone has worth and value and all children, families, staff, volunteers and students on placement are entitled to be respected, supported, understood and have a sense of belonging.

Care and Empathy
We believe that every child deserves a safe, warm and caring environment (a place where children thrive and want to be), in which to grow and develop to their maximum potential.  We are committed to fostering each child’s self-esteem and feeling of self-worth and value through positive care giving.

Trust/Integrity
We believe in developing and maintaining open, honest and trusting relationships with our children and families, staff, volunteers, students on placement and community partners.

Partnerships and Community Collaboration
We believe in working collaboratively and cooperatively with the School Boards, other agencies, as well as all levels of government, to modernize child care and provide the best early learning and child care services, support and resources to families.
 

Partners

Families
PLASP is committed to parents and families having the support of available, affordable, safe, reliable, high quality programs for their children that allows them the peace of mind they require to go to work and be worry-free during their working day.  Parents are considered experts of their own children and are entitled to be treated with respect and be given the opportunity to engage in their child’s well-being. 

Staff/Educators
PLASP is committed to hiring, training and fairly compensating staff.  We employ qualified educators who have a positive and sensitive attitude towards children.  PLASP follows the Human Rights Code which states that all Ontarians have the right to equal treatment with respect to employment without discrimination or harassment because of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability. We believe that everyone has worth and value and all staff are entitled to be respected, supported and treated fairly by their co-workers and supervisors.

Volunteers & Students on Placement
PLASP is committed to providing learning opportunities and practical work experience, to members of the community through the recruitment, placement, training and recognition of volunteers and students on placement. Volunteers and students on placement, augment the high quality of care and individual attention given to the children in the programs and gain valuable experience in the head office.

Community
PLASP is committed to working collaboratively and cooperatively with the School Boards, other agencies, as well as the municipal, provincial and federal governments to provide the best possible child care services to families.

More information is available in our Program Statement.

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94% Parent Level of Satisfaction for 2017/2018
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