Strive maintains quality control through best and promising practices. Some examples of these are:
For Parents & Children
Strive Niagara staff understand infants and young children require an environment where they can experience and manage all their emotions in order to build positive mental health, a sense of security and belonging.
All staff are encouraged to interact with children, at their eye level, with an emphasis on active engagement.
- Staff will provide opportunities for children to develop their skills needed to regulate their behavior and make decisions.
- Staff will always respond to an infant's cry.
- Staff will foster trusting relationships, knowing this is as important as nutrition to healthy development of a young child’s brain.
- Staff will build an environment built on the 4 foundations of learning, belonging, well-being, engagement, and expression.
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.
Strive Niagara will look to the parent for knowledge and guidance in supporting their child.
Strive staff will engage with the parent to fully understand the needs of their child. Strive respects the parental responsibility and provides support to empower the parent
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.