Our Values

HighScope’s work for more than 50 years has evolved to best serve the needs of educators, policymakers, families, and communities. But our values have remained constant.

These are our shared values

Evidence-backed practices

We seek evidence on what works in supporting children, educators, and their families.

Equity for all children

Every child, no matter their circumstances, should be given every opportunity to grow into their best selves.

High-quality education

We know, based on decades of research, that nothing changes the trajectory of opportunity more than a high-quality early childhood education.

Teachers as leaders

We believe in the power and ability of the teacher to change the trajectory of a child’s life.

Strength in community

We are committed to working with communities to create better futures for our children.