This will be a post before responding Discussion Board.
For this week, the Discussion Board will be an opportunity to share mission/philosophy/vision statements you might be thinking about — or take the opportunity to update statements already in place. For many of you this may be your first attempt at such an endeavor, others may have given much thought to this. I am asking you to provide a context — general location (urban area, rural area, suburban…), type of early education program (for example: community nonprofit, public preK, Head Start/Early Head Start, faith based) as well as corporate structure (for profit, non profit), and ages you plan to serve. From there, provide at least two of three: mission statement, vision statement, and/or core values/philosophy statement for your program. If you borrow from existing philosophies, I do expect you to provide a citation (meaning if I were to find your statement already existing on the web without your acknowledging the source — I would consider that plagiarism). There should be a “fit” between your context, type of program and structure, and your statements.