PENFIELD CHILDREN’S CENTER
2019 ANNUAL REPORT
Let us begin by first thanking you for your dedication to Penfield’s children and staff. As 2019 came to a close, we could never have predicted what was to come in 2020 and we are continually grateful for your commitment to our mission, your heartfelt care and concern. As we navigate these uncertain times, we know we will pull through because our families depend on us and we are dedicated to providing essential services to our community.
In 2019, we worked diligently to meet the needs of our families by ensuring 1,712 children met milestones, celebrated unique strengths and were provided the early education, health and wellness services to thrive.
One of our notable accomplishments was to create a set of guiding principles, the Core Values of Penfield. These are prominently displayed at Penfield Children’s Center and Penfield Montessori Academy and regularly referenced when speaking with staff and families. The Core Values include:
Lead with Love: We welcome everyone with compassion and empathy; patience and kindness. To lead with love, we look for the best in our co-workers, our families and ourselves.
Grow with Us: We celebrate our successes and learn from our mistakes. We believe there is always a better way of asking questions that challenge the status quo, improve our process and make our work easier. Grow with us allows us to focus on how we can improve ourselves and, in the process, better serve the children and families in our care.
Better Together: Together, we can do amazing things. Children and families trust us and depend on us to work as a team to meet their needs. We are better together when we maximize our strengths, the gifts of our colleagues and the commitment of our amazing partners.
Do What it Takes: We are determined, motivated and adaptable. We solve problems. We own our work, our actions and our behaviors. We step up to help our co-workers, partners and our families. We do what it takes to get the job done right and done well.
Be Present: We bring our best genuine self to everything we do. Being present allows us to bring our passion and commitment to our work to ensure the best possible outcomes for Penfield.
We believe wholeheartedly that Penfield is making a difference. We help toddlers take their first steps, provide life-changing trauma-informed behavioral health services and cheer on all our children as they overcome obstacles to reach their full potential.
Penfield is possible because of your commitment and belief in us. Thank you.