In their own words
Northside CDC staff strive to provide an enlightened child care program, aware of our rich history, proud of our location on the near Northside of Minneapolis, and committed to meeting the needs of a dynamic and developing society. To this end, we commit ourselves to creativing a learning environment that: 1. Provides a setting parents feel confident in while meeting their goal of work or school 2. Ensures the physical safety, emotional security, and cognitive development of the children 3. Utilizes a value-based curriculum, learning materials, and educational experiences that promote responsible choices and nurture healthy development 4. Encourages self-awareness, self-esteem, personal growth, and social development 5. Stimulates habits of observation, questioning, listening, and problem solving 6. Provides for flexibility in programming so as to reflect respect for diversity, individual needs, multi-cultural experiences, beliefs, and values. To ensure the above, we commit ourselves to: 1. Working together as a cohesive whole to model for the children an environment of peace, harmony, cultural sensitivity, cooperation, nurturance, respect, and loyalty among one another 2. Continued learning in the field of early childhood development so as to establish age appropriate expectations, provide multi-cultural experiences, and offer a physcially safe, emotionally secure, and culturally diverse environment 3. Daily role modeling by staff that instills values, promotes responsible choices, and nurtures healthy development 4. Enthusiasm and energy so as to provide a fun-loving, warm, and relaxed environment for staff, children, and their families. 5. Excellent attendance and punctuality so as to provide a stable, consistent, and bonding environment for the children 6. An environment that nurtures communication, listening, understanding, concern, respect, sensitivity, and patience.