Strive maintains quality control through best and promising practices. Some examples of these are:
For Parents & Children
To encourage bonding and attachment between parent and infant, continuity of care will have primary importance.
Infants will have consistent Early Childhood Educators, who will, in addition to their role with the child facilitate support with the mother and child. Therefore, volunteers will not be used to provide care. This practice has the additional benefit of assisting in trust building between parent and Early Childhood Educator.
Strive support all parents in their own personal development.
Strive involves other agencies in assisting parents in their growth, e.g. job search, life skills and pre-employment.
Strive supports parent’s participating in school activities
Strive staff will provide referrals to supporting agencies with regard to legal, medical, housing issues, counseling needs, etc.
Success in school is a primary goal for Strive and its preschool families. Therefore School Readiness will be a focus of the preschool family experience.
In supporting school readiness for both the parent and child:
- Information will be offered to assist parents in their planning for their child in the school system.
- Staff will review with the parent the learning that takes place in the playroom.
- Parents will be assisted in what is expected in regards to school curriculum.
- Resource Consultant support will be provided, when necessary, in the transition to school.
Strive supports parents in their understanding of healthy child development and age appropriate development.
Strive staff, during daily interactions with parents, helps to educate and share information on the stages of development the child may be going through, what is normal development and areas of concern.
Strive staff recognizes that they are role models for children, families and members of their profession.
Strive is in tuned to the needs of children and families and advocates with families on behalf of children. They provide nurturing learning environments where children thrive and families are welcome.