Vision Statement, Mission and Program Values

Early Childhood Services in Elk Island Catholic Schools

Vision Statement

We believe that early childhood programming provides a solid foundation for learning and fosters creative, inquisitive, confident learners.

 

Mission

  • EICS supports strength-based, faith-based early childhood programming
  • EICS provides resources (people, time and funding) to facilitate successful early childhood programming
  • EICS has a shared philosophy and unified vision for early childhood programming
  • EICS has a cohesive community of early educators who co-create and collaborate with parents, school staff, and children
  • EICS early education staff have a united understanding of curriculum expectations and work together towards realistic and achievable outcomes and goals 
  • EICS supports inclusive planning and practice with developmentally appropriate activities and environments to help build on the strengths of every child.
  • EICS supports purposeful play-based early childhood programming and is responsive to the emergent interests of children
  • EICS supports childhood programming that is developmentally appropriate, responsive, flexible, safe, fun and engaging.

 

Program Values

  • Spirituality, Faith Based
  • Creativity
  • Innovation
  • Family
  • Empathy
  • Diversity
  • Courage Growth
  • Curiosity
  • Open Mindedness 
  • Freedom 
  • Happiness 
  • Patience
  • Risk Taking
  • Humour
  • Affection
  • Play