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ERIC Number: EJ839471
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0164-8527
Family Day Care Services: Our Great-Grandmothers' Quilt
Arruda, Joan
Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, n186 p32-33 Mar-Apr 2009
This article features Family Day Care Services, one of the largest nonprofit providers of licensed home and centre-based child care programs in the Greater Toronto Area with 400 staff serving more than 4,000 children and their families. Family Day Care Services is also the lead agency for five Ontario Early Years Centres which are family development centres operated in partnership with the Government of Ontario. Like an heir-loom quilt, the organization was created in another time, but continues to be of value and service to successive generations of children, parents, grandparents, and caregivers. Management experts Jim Collins and Jerry Porras would say that Family Day has been "built to last." Their 1997 study of companies that have prospered for a hundred years or more reveals the secret to longevity: preserve the core and stimulate growth. This revelation came as no surprise to those at Family Day who inherited their great-grandmothers' vision of a society that takes care of its most vulnerable members, helping them make transitions and adapt to changing realities. Family Day's statement of values and beliefs is presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto)