Program Values

Family Centered Practice

GRIT values the uniqueness of families and believes in creating flexible partnership. An integral aspect of our program is the belief that parents hold a central role in informed decision making and choices for the well-being of their child and family. By joining GRIT, parents experience meaningful opportunities for active parent participation, learning, and gain confidence to positively influence their children’s future.

Community Inclusion

Inclusion is embedded in the belief that “we all belong”. All children have the right to participate in natural setting, regardless of their diverse abilities. When children are included, they are active and valued participants in family life, community and in their neighborhood school. An inclusive community is a welcoming community where each member experiences the feeling and reality of belonging.

Learning Through Play & Everyday Routines

Young children learn through play. Interactions experienced in play form a strong foundation for ongoing social, physical, emotional, and cognitive development. Through play, children learn to make sense of their world, practice skills, expand their imagination, and create a valued role for themselves with their peers.

Learning Community

The most valuable assets of an organization are its people. GRIT families, staff and community partners are engaged and passionate. They learn together, seek knowledge, and discover innovative practices fo4r their work. Through constant, respect and trust, people and ideas evolve and grow.