Children First, Community Success
To provide circles of support for children and families
Pursuit of Excellence
Children First’s commitment to pursuing excellence will be evident in measurable plans for continuous improvement in all activities of both staff and Board members.
This value of anti-bias education will be apparent in the development of child care programs that are responsive to children with additional support needs; as in the development of culturally sensitive, developmentally appropriate child care programs that are inclusive of Wood Buffalo’s diverse community.
The value of relationships is core to Children First. This value will be manifested in the concrete, observable respectful, warm, caring, honest, open, fair and equitable relationships among all children, families, board, staff, and other stakeholders who participate in the activities of Children First.
Problem-Solving Philosophy for Children and Adults
Children First’s philosophical commitment to the value of problem-solving will be evident in the positive, respectful manner in which tensions and conflicts are resolved in a mutually helpful manner, wherein personal growth is nurtured.
Children First will display this value in all decisions and activities related to financial stewardship. All financial matters will be legal, moral, ethical, and transparent.
The commitment to life-long learning for children, parents, staff, and the Board of Children First will be apparent in activities that support and nurture continuous professional and personal growth.
March 2016 News: Children First is excited to announce the results of our community study on early childhood development in Fort McMurray and the Wood Buffalo region. Please click here to learn more about this project: Putting Children First in Fort McMurray