Goals

The Infancy to Innovation goal: By 2020 all children, youth, and young adults in the capital area will grow up with the skills and abilities to actively participate in the global knowledge economy.

To reach this goal, we will achieve the following:

By 2020 all infants and young children will have:

  1. Ongoing nurturing relationships with the same adults
  2. Physical protection, safety, and regulation of daily routine
  3. Experiences responsive to individual differences in such characteristics as temperament
  4. Developmentally appropriate practices related to perceptual and motor skills, cognition, social stimulation, and language exposure
  5. Limit-setting (discipline), structure (rules and routines), and expectations (for positive outcomes)
  6. Stable, supportive communities (violence free) and culture (a sense of rootedness and connectedness)

By 2020 all older children and adolescents will have:

  1. Adult role models and supportive and mentoring relationships with adults
  2. Positive peer influences
  3. Constructive use of time and acquisition of skills through creative activities, sports, cultural and community activities/future orientation
  4. Cognitive and social competencies related to planning and decision making, interpersonal relationships, personal safety and conflict resolution
  5. Academic competencies
  6. Limit-setting (discipline), structure (rules and routines), and positive expectations
  7. Stable, supportive communities and culture (a sense of rootedness and connectedness)

By 2020 all young adults will have:

  1. Positive interpersonal relationships
  2. Adult role models and facilitators
  3. Opportunities for apprenticeships, training, and post-secondary education/career planning and job shadowing during high school
  4. Academic competencies appropriate to career goals, financial literacy and future planning
  5. Interpersonal competencies for the workplace
  6. Stable, supportive communities and culture (a sense of rootedness and connectedness)