Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

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.

Core Values

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.

Non-Discrimination Clause

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

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

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