Children’s Village is a non-profit that provides early childhood education and school-age academic enrichment distinguished by excellence and family diversity. Working together with children, parents, and the community, we promote a society that is fair, compassionate, and economically vibrant.
We envision a nation that dedicates the public and private resources necessary to ensure that all children have access to affordable early childhood education and school-age academic enrichment that fosters optimal development and learning. To realize this vision, Children’s Village will become:
- A national model to programs to deliver services that fulfill the distinctive needs of children and families of all economic and cultural backgrounds.
- A leading advocate for building an infrastructure of government, corporate, and community resources that supports the full cost of programming.
- A high-performing agency with a respected presence that extends beyond the early childhood education and school-age program field and that engages a broad range of stewards to advance our mission.
Children’s Village believes in:
Children First – The interests, strengths and needs of each child focus our teaching and drive the overall program. As educators, we empower children and families with the skills and confidence to raise their collective voices.
Excellence – Achieving accreditations, reflecting on our practice and its continued improvement, and engaging in the field’s dialogue about emerging standards, we aspire to excellence. At the heart of this commitment is cultivating a professional team of passionate staff and teachers.
Community Vibrancy – By allowing parents to participate in the workforce, attend school, and serve as volunteers, we are instrumental to community vibrancy. We partner with families to raise the caring, responsible citizens of tomorrow.
Respecting Diversity – We respond to diversity among children, within families, between families, from neighborhood to neighborhood, and nation to nation.
Collaboration – We create an inclusive and dynamic collaboration of educators, families, and community members because this deepens our perspectives, allows us to work through differences, and facilitates innovative approaches.
Advocacy – Research proves that our work on behalf of children today makes an impact that is significant and long term, promoting children’s academic and life success, families’ stability, and the country’s economy. We advocate for the best in education for all children ─ when children thrive, families, businesses, communities, and the nation thrive.
Commitment to Diversity
Children’s Village is an inclusive, collaborative community. We embrace diversity by actively welcoming families:
- Of different racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, including interracial families;
- Who speak English as well as those who speak languages other than English (we serve many families
who speak one or more of the many Chinese dialects);
- Of various compositions represented in today’s society, including families with lesbian, gay, and transgendered parents; recombined families (when parents have children from previous relationships); and single-parent, two-parent, foster, adoptive, and grandparent-headed families;
- Of all economic levels, including parents in training and on public assistance, working parents eligible for government subsidies, as well as those who pay the full private fee.
Children’s Village provides services and refers families (parents and children) to other services without regard to race, color, religion, creed, handicap or disability, ancestry, national origin, limited English proficiency, age, sex, or sexual orientation.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement and Complaint Procedure
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and, where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities and wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).
Persons with disabilities, who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or by email. If you require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.