North Avenue Day Nursery is committed to fostering and preserving an open, friendly and respectful environment where students and staff thrive, where a sense of enthusiasm pervades, and where everyone feels that they are part of the team. We believe in order to fully realize this vision, we need to embrace the following values:
- Diversity & Cultural Sensitivity: The belief that understanding and acceptance of others grows from experiences and exposure to those different from us.
- Openness: The ability to speak freely, have access to all levels of the organization, and be open-minded to the possibilities.
- Friendliness: A manner and attitude that is warm. Treating others as you would like to be treated.
- Risk-Taking: The ability to think outside the box without the fear of negative repercussions. The ability to try something new knowing that you will be supported.
- Flexibility: The ability to evolve and adapt to change. Having the autonomy to make appropriate decisions.
- Respect: The ability to disagree yet accept another's point of view as valid. The treatment of others with dignity regardless of their opinions.
- Teamwork: The belief that the best possible outcomes are achieved through cooperation and collaboration. An acknowledgement and appreciation for everyone's role, and the realization that everyone adds value.
- Active Listening: The ability to hear someone without any preconceived notions, as well as the ability to decipher what is and is not being said.
- Creativity: An environment that sparks the imagination, encourages ideas, and supports doing things in new and different ways.
- Supportiveness: The ability to recognize the goals and ideas of others, and to help them achieve those goals.
- Enthusiasm: A feeling of excitement and passion for your work. A spirit and willingness to pitch in.
- Empathy: The willingness to put yourself in another's position to better understand their point of view.
- Reflectiveness: The ability to stand back and examine your practice, your relationships and your individual goals.