In partnership with families, we create a caring and meaningful learning community for children

through the nurturing of positive relationships.

Core Values / Guiding Principles

· Interpersonal Skills

Ø Demonstrate genuine sensitivity to the needs, feelings and capabilities of others.

Ø Respectful interactions with staff and families that strive to support families as members of our community.

Ø Open lines of communication are kept among all members of the WHCC Community.

· Professionalism

Ø Maintain and respect confidentiality of staff and families.

Ø Demonstrate personal integrity and serve as positive representatives of WHCC.

· Health and Safety

Ø Follow all rules set forth by Wi State Licensing.

Ø Attention to detail as it relates to maintaining a safe environment for all members of the WHCC community.

· Learning Experiences and Environment

Ø Promote learning through play with attention to hands-on experiences in a rich environment provided both in the Center and in the outdoor spaces that surround our community.

Ø Implement positive programming with a focus on social-emotional skill development.

Ø Utilize developmentally appropriate practices to foster learning.

Ø Allow for self-exploration and independent discovery for each child to learn at their own pace.

· Family Focus

Ø Work collaboratively with families to keep them informed and involved in their child’s development.

Ø Regular communication between staff and families to support positive relationships.

· Management

Ø Ethical and effective leadership among all employees in the Center.

Ø Act as mentors to others with compassionate and honest interactions in order to allow each to reach their fullest potential.

Ø Sponsored by Promega Corporation and Fitchburg Center, the commitment to the well-being of children, parents and staff offers a model for replication by other employers and organizations.