Organizational Values

Mission Statement

The mission of the Girls Club of Greenfield is to provide and advocate for quality, program-based early education and care for children. We do this through an educational and supportive environment for children and their families.

Vision Statement

Specifically, our programs ACTIVELY:

–teach respect for oneself, for others, and for the environment;
specifically, we work to help children and their families learn and overcome the effects of discrimination and bias;

–advocate for the rights of children and their families;

–recognize and support the needs of the changing American family;

–provide a blended program that promotes diversity and integrates
children of all backgrounds, cultures and languages—with special sensitivity to
at-risk children—stressing the ideas of non-violence, cooperation and
verbal problem solving.

And in addition, in keeping with over a century as a Girls Club, we have an ongoing commitment to girls’ programming.

The Girls Club of Greenfield accepts all children and their families regardless of race, religion, cultural heritage, political beliefs, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, disability,
marital status, veteran status or age.

Our Philosophy

We believe that children learn best when they have a positive self-image and are accepted as they are by both adults and other children. By providing a rich environment, the child is given repeated opportunities to discover, explore and be challenged, thereby fostering independence, self-confidence, self-control, and a sense of responsibility.

We capitalize on the individual strengths of our staff and plan for their professional and personal growth in the fields of early childhood and school age education.

Our methods include an emphasis on low teacher/student ratio, modeling ethical, appropriate behavior and providing a healthy, well-supplied and enriching environment always open and accessible to parents, our partners in success.