Mission.The mission of Family Development Services is to improve the lives of children by providing high quality early childhood education and comprehensive family focused services.
Vision. Guided by the Head Start philosophy, Family Development Services strives to be the premier provider of early childhood education and developmental services to families.
Organizational values. In the spirit of excellence, we are committed to:
Respect— Appreciating and valuing each individual’s background, culture and abilities in our actions, words, work and relationships.
Children — Providing comprehensive, high quality, early childhood education in a creative and nurturing environment that will enhance the growth, development and well-being, of young children for success in school and life.
Families — Promoting an environment that supports and engages our diverse families to achieve their goals and honor them as their child’s first and most important teacher.
Professionals — Recognizing and respecting all staff as well-trained professionals and the key element in providing high quality services.
Partnerships — Engaging in mutually beneficial collaborations with the families and communities we serve to create positive outcomes.
Nurturing — Providing a caring, safe and inviting environment that promotes and cultivates creativity, imagination, positive self-esteem and a love of learning.
Excellence— Pursuing life-long educational opportunities and performing each of our jobs to the highest level with pride and dignity.
Service — Going beyond requirements by dedicating our efforts, our resources and ourselves to offer comprehensive and creative solutions with enthusiasm and unyielding determination.