Our standards of ethical behavior in early care and education are based on commitment to the following beliefs which guide our teaching, learning, and relationships:
…OUR BELIEFS…Educators have the right to be actively engaged in the decisions and direction of their school community.
…OUR BELIEFS…Children learn best when curriculum reflects their strengths and interests.
…OUR BELIEFS…Authentic learning occurs when identity, culture, language, and community are valued to become vehicles for learning.
…OUR BELIEFS…Respecting and supporting multiple ways that children learn and represent their understanding of the world around them.
…OUR BELIEFS…The importance of providing time to build relationships and deepen learning.
…OUR BELIEFS…The environment should reflect learning experiences and the many voices of the school.
…OUR BELIEFS…A thoughtfully designed, welcoming environment communicates respect for children, families, and educators.
…OUR BELIEFS…All adults and children are researchers as they investigate, interpret, and construct understanding.
…OUR BELIEF…Collaboration is essential for respectful and productive learning to take place.
…OUR BELIEFS…Ethical, responsible, and compassionate citizens who acknowledge the dignity of all.
…OUR BELIEFS…Finding joy in learning and living.
…OUR BELIEFS…Committing ourselves, as educators and humans, to the pursuit of live long learning and reflecting.
Early Development Services provides a safe and fun learning environment for children between the ages of 6 weeks to entry kindergarten at multiple locations throughout the Monterey and Santa Barbara Counties.
We offer high-quality early care and education facilities that provide excellent care to the young children under our supervision.
The mission of Early Development Services is to provide services and develop community collaborations that will bring people, services, and resources together in support of high quality learning experiences for young children and their families while supporting the diverse workforce of our communities.