ECMS launches new vision, purpose and strategic plan for children
Victoria based early childhood education and care provider Early Childhood Management Services (ECMS) has released their 2019 – 2020 Strategic Plan in which the organisation articulates its new vision, purpose, values and strategic goals.
The Plan was launched at ECMS’s Annual General Meeting which was held in Melbourne towards the end of May and is the first step in a broader initiative to position the organisation for the future.
At the heart of the new strategy is their vision for the future, outlined by the organisation as “ every child is able to realise their right to a strong foundation for lifelong success”. The purpose for ECMS’ work was stated as “to make every day count by providing high-quality play-based learning in a safe and inclusive environment – ensuring that children and families in our community thrive in life.”
Commenting on the launch Kim Bertino, Chief Executive Officer said, “Our Board and Executive Team have undertaken significant work over the past 12 months to understand better the difference we can make for the 6500 children accessing our services, for our workforce and our sector at large.”
Future direction underpinned by values and strategic goals
In addition to the vision and purpose statements, the organisation has included their core values as part of the strategic plan namely; Respect, Learning and Development, Connectedness, Inclusiveness, Responsiveness and Trust.
These important qualities will underpin the fabric of the organisation as they set about the process of transforming the business by focusing on four key strategic goals:
- A financially sustainable model of operation – ECMS will be a responsive and adaptive organisation, scalable to meet future demand.
- Connected communities and engaged stakeholders – ECMS will create positive experiences and relationships, shaping policy and practice.
- Engaged and empowered workforce – ECMS will achieve high performance through a supportive culture, professional development and collaboration.
- Leading through exemplary practice – ECMS will deliver exemplary educational practice based on a philosophy of continuous improvement and an evidence base.
“These changes will allow us to be even more purposeful in our work and also be a financially sustainable and scalable organisation into the future,” Ms Bertino said.
“We are excited by the opportunity to increase the impact we have on positive outcomes for children, particularly during the years of heightened brain development and amongst those who are experiencing vulnerability through a universal access lens.” she said.
The next steps for the organisation are to embark on the various initiatives that will enable the execution of the strategic plan, including but not limited to a brand refresh and website redevelopment.
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