United States, Oh... SAGG-We... "MISSION STATEMENT In a nurturing environment, Georgie Giraffe’s Place will cultivate a positive learning experience that will provide both academic success, and instill self-confidence in children; attributes that will be their foundation throughout their lives. As an outcome of its mission, Georgie Giraffe’s Place will be recognized as a Center of Excellence in Northeast Ohio. Our mission is not to be a babysitter, but to promote educational excellence. THE CENTER’S GOALS PRIMARY GOALS • To excel in Academic Achievement for young children by obtaining it’s National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) certification. • Develop and publish a Monthly Newsletter about the Programs and related events that take place at the Center. • To establish vital collaboration with the Community Board of Education in order to develop a success pathway to elementary school for preschool age children. In addition, a plan will be developed to track the academic achievements of children that leave the Center against those that come from other centers. • Offer special parent programs on a quarterly basis that offer tips on getting children ready for school, making plans for financing college years. • To partner with a hospital or medical group (i.e. the Red Cross) in order to develop the Center’s ‘Healthy Start’ Nutrition/Health Program. • To partner with both the local Police Department and the FBI in order to develop a strong Safety Protection Program. • Develop partnerships with local colleges that would be interested in supplementing the Centers staff and programs with volunteer workers. Steps for Achieving Goals Georgie Giraffe’s Place strategy for achieving our goals consists of the following steps: Recruit and hire qualified and enthusiastic staff; increasing staff as necessary Implement a comprehensive advertisement/marketing program Recruit and retain the maximum number of children Provide a high-quality achievement and enrichment program VISION STATEMENT – Redefining Child Care Georgie Giraffe’s Place future will be shaped by its innovative ability to make academic personal growth, and related gains for children. The vision of Georgie Giraffe’s Place is: • To provide unparallel Child Care Achievement and Enrichment services, making The Cen...