Build for belonging.
Building relationships is foundational to EDvance. We prioritize our students as individuals first, then as early childhood educators. With this approach in mind, we create cohorts that elevate our students' lived experience.
For educators, by educators.
We make higher education work for real-world educators. We use our humanity as educators to create an ecosystem of learning through shared ideas, cultural capital, lived experiences, and personal connection to promote change.
JUSTICE, EQUITY, DIVERSITY, INCLUSION, & belonging
We conduct our work with an equity lens, centered on social justice, inclusion, and diversity. Our model ensures higher education is working to help everyone achieve their full potential, regardless of cultural capital.
Design for change.
We transform how early childhood educators live, work, learn, and thrive in the real world. We elevate the ECE profession, helping students become the advocates, change-agents, and leaders of tomorrow.
Expedite individual agency.
By removing barriers in higher education, we cultivate self-directed, self-sustaining, self-confident, and self-determined educators, children, and communities. We believe in high expectations and high support.
Reflect to evolve.
The best way to grow and help solve real world challenges is through reflection. Students reflect to grow academically and professionally, and we as an institution systematically reflect on ourselves to evolve and improve.