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The values of the Committee include:

The values of the Committee include:

Children’s Rights

Waterford Childcare Committee, its Staff and Board will advocate for children’s rights  understood as the human rights of  children with particular attention to the rights of special protection and care afforded to minors, including their right to association with both parents, human identity as well as the basic needs for food, universal state-paid education, health care and criminal laws appropriate for the age and development of the child, equal protection of the child’s civil rights, and freedom from discrimination on the basis of the child’s race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability, colour, ethnicity, or other characteristics.

Respect

Waterford Childcare Committee, its Staff and Board will act with due regard for the feelings, wishes, rights and safety of others. Respect as a form of behaviour and participation is especially important in childhood as it serves as a basis for how the child learns to respect themselves and others in their family and community. Waterford Childcare Committee will exemplify and behave in a respectful manner in all of our interactions and dealings with those whom we work and serve.

Openness

Waterford Childcare Committee, its Staff and Board will act in an open and transparent manner in carrying out its role and responsibilities, placing a strong emphasis on transparency and access to knowledge and information as well as collaborative or cooperative management and decision making.

Integrity

Waterford Childcare Committee, its Staff and Board will act with honesty, truthfulness and accuracy in carrying out its role and responsibilities and will act with a shared understanding of the mission and values of the Committee which underpin all of its work and interactions.

Quality

Waterford Childcare Committee, its Staff and Board will endeavour to be reliable, accountable and sustainable in our work and to meet the requirements and expectations and to achieve the best outcomes for those whom we serve in our work.