OCDC has an open board member position! Check out the Leadership page in the About Us section for more information! ¡OCDC tiene un puesto vacante de miembro de la Mesa Directiva! ¡Vaya a la página de Liderazgo en la sección Acerca de Nosotros para obtener más información!

Mission, Vision and Values

Our Mission

Oregon Child Development Coalition (OCDC) is dedicated to improving the lives of children and families by providing early childhood education, care and advocacy with unique and supportive services to enhance family growth and community success.

Our Vision

Children are prepared for success in school and life; parents are engaged with their children, family and community.

Our Values

The Oregon Child Development Coalition believes that every child, family, community partner and employee that we interact with deserves:

  • Respect
  • Teamwork
  • Accountability
  • Mutual Success
  • Professionalism
  • Service Excellence
  • Open and Honest Communication
  • Cultural and Linguistic Inclusiveness

Monique’s Story: Respect & Teamwork

We are committed to:

  • celebrating the uniqueness of each individual and promoting respect and empowerment regardless of identity, race/ethnicity, age, gender, background, and culture.
  • to a culture of well-being for all OCDC employees, partners, families, and children.
  • to creating safe, trustworthy and transparent workplace environments where employees feel honored/valued, supported, heard, and understood.
  • to demonstrating our values, establishing and maintaining trusting relationships, providing meaningful recognition and emotional support, ensuring purposeful work, and promoting work-life balance.
  • to developing, and retaining a diverse workforce by being reflective, responsive, collaborative, and appreciative of staff uniqueness and life experiences that will strengthen our programs.
  • to celebrating and respecting families’ cultural uniqueness and differences by creating diverse, equitable, and inclusive program environments and services that reflect family and community needs.
  • to valuing diverse interests, collaborations, and creativity from families, staff, and the community to promote supportive services that compliment family growth and community resources.
  • to trauma-informed, equitable, inclusive, sustainable, and holistic well-being approaches as foundational to the agency’s priorities, policies, and procedures/practices to ensure the achievement of the agency’s mission.

Hermelinda’s Story: Respect

Madeline’s Story: Inclusion