Mission & Values

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Our mission is to serve university families with an accessible and affordable model child care program, and to offer a resource on child care and parenting. We achieve this through the following core values:

Providing a developmentally appropriate, nurturing, stimulating, and safe environment for emotional, social, intellectual, and physical growth for children

Encouraging parent / teacher partnerships through two-way communication and mutual support

Promoting a strong sense of community

Welcoming diversity in backgrounds, lifestyle, individual differences, and needs

Sustaining a supportive workplace that respects individual teaching styles, fosters creativity, and encourages teacher loyalty and professional growth

Receptive to the needs of parents

Serving as a model program for the Austin child care community, other employers, and university students learning about the child care profession