Why Our Place?
Our Place is a professionally run, grassroots based, organization that values teamwork and personal growth. Our knowledgeable and dedicated staff members strive hard to make a difference in the lives of children and families. Since 1979, Our Place has been a leader in supporting parents in their role as their child’s first and most important teacher by providing a variety of parent support/education programs and early learning opportunities for children. We have a recognized history of working with our many community partners to meet the changing needs of families. As Early Years professionals we embrace the concept of co-learners. Together, our mission, vision and values provide a compass for Our Place by setting the direction for all that we do.
At Our Place we believe that every team member is essential to making Our Place a great place to be for everyone who walks through our doors. We have a culture of caring and we are committed to a culture of connecting with people, plus hearing and responding to every voice – families, children, parents, caring adults, volunteers and staff.
At Our Place, we:
Value diversity and strive to create an environment that is welcoming and inclusive.
Create spaces and experiences where each child and parent/caring adult feels a sense of belonging
Deliver the environment reflective of the four foundations for learning
Provide spaces to encourage play and inquiry for children and parents/caring adults
Provide spaces to encourage parent/caring adult connections with other parents/caring adults, Early Years professionals, and community