Explorations Early Learning

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Explorations Early Learning

Crafting Vision, Mission, And Philosophy Statements

Crafting Vision, Mission, And Philosophy Statements


This training helps early learning professionals develop clear and impactful Vision, Mission, and Philosophy statements. Participants will learn the key characteristics of each type of statement and strategies for creating concise statements that reflect their program’s identity and values.

Outcomes / Goals

Attendee will:

  • Understand the importance of composing well-crafted Vision, Mission, and Philosophy statements
  • Learn the key characteristics of each type of statement
  • Acquire tips for composing Vision, Mission, and Philosophy statements

Competency Area

  • Alabama | Management and Administration / Administration And Management
  • Illinois | Curriculum Or Program Design
  • Michigan | Management
  • Missouri | Develop And Sustain The Habit Of Reflective And Intentional Practice
  • Nebraska | Administration, Program Planning, And Development
  • Oklahoma | Program Planning, Development, And Evaluation
  • South Dakota | Program Management And Regulation
  • Wisconsin | Planning, Reflection, and Evaluation
  • CDA | Program Management

Clock Hours

Available in 60 and 90-minute formats


This is the breakdown for the 60-minute version of the session:

Introduction05 minutesMonologue
The Importance Of Well-Crafted Statements10 minutesDiscussion
Key Characteristics 10 minutesDiscussion
Composition Tips20 minutesDiscussion
Conclusion05 minutesMonologue

Related Resources

This session is based in part on original and curated content at Playvolution HQ.

Content Level

Beginner / Intermediate

Age Group Focus

  • Toddlers (12 months to 36 months)
  • Preschool (36 months to 5 years)
  • School Age (5 years to 12 years)
  • Adults

Target Audience

  • Family Child Care Providers
  • Child Care Center Teachers
  • Child Care Center Directors
  • Head Start Teachers
  • Head Start Administrators
  • Early Head Start Teachers
  • Service Coordination Staff
  • Technical Assistance Specialists
  • Home Visitors
  • Parents