Vision, Mission, and Principles

Our Vision

All children are valued, healthy, and thriving.

Our Mission

To promote and sustain a comprehensive, high-quality early childhood system to support the community and families, and prepare children for success in school and life.

Our Shared Values

Professionalism in all actions, and respect for all members.

Confidentiality in all aspects of conduct and work.

Non-discriminatory practices.

Services are child-centered and family-focused.

Services are community-based.

The early childhood system promotes cultural competence.

Our Guiding Principles

MECC will:

Serve as the infrastructure for the early childhood system of care, a vehicle for making community-wide collaborative decisions about the components, operation, and accountability of that system.

Engage and consult with community partners, within an open, coalition framework, to make decisions and implement new programs.

Implement systems changes within the early childhood environment by working with county and state governments, as well as public and private organizations, to produce positive outcomes for young children and their families.

Ensure that families have access to a comprehensive array of services.

Ensure that services are individualized and address the unique needs and potentials of children and their families.

Ensure that families are full participants in planning and service delivery.

Ensure that services are integrated and coordinated across agencies and programs.