Children – Children are at the heart of all we do. We believe that all children, regardless of circumstance, are capable of educational excellence and personal growth, and we are committed to ensuring school readiness and lifelong success for each one.
Community – We believe children are the future, and our community is an essential part of their road to success. By working together, we can promote education and support children as they become thriving, productive members of society.
Partnership – We value partnerships and are collaborative in all we do. We work closely with fellow service providers, families, corporations, elected officials, individuals, and the community at large to promote the importance of early learning and to secure educational opportunities for all children.
Advocacy – We are champions for children, promoting positive social and community change. Our staff and community partners are committed to advancing early care and education throughout Alachua County and share a passion and dedication to children.
Excellence – When it comes to early learning, quality matters. We are committed to providing support to our child care providers so that they can maintain high-quality programming that will further the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs of all children in our community.