• To recognize and promote the inherent worth, potential, and dignity of every person.

  • To encourage and promote acceptance and encouragement of growth in self and in others

  • To encourage and promote a love for learning in children.

  • To promote social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth. 

  • To recognize and respond to the needs of the whole family.

  • To encourage nurturing and helpfulness towards others in a fair, equal, and compassionate manner

  • To support children in the responsibilities of decision making.

  • To be non-judgemental in philosophy both in treatment and in program.

  • To encourage and promote risk taking, responsibility, and assertiveness in a demographic setting.

  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence, of which we are all a part.

  • To help create an acceptance towards difference in lifestyles and cultures.

  • To provide services without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, client families, and volunteers.


Underlying the above philosophy is the belief in "Supporting people in pursuit of their limitless abilities" and allowing individuals the opportunity to work cooperatively within a climate free of bias. 

Great Beginnings Philosophy

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