The caregivers in birth-3 education are the beating heart, the embracing arms, the seeing eyes, the smiles and the warmth, and as such they are the most meaningful and important factor.
In democratic education we see the individual’s movement in the world as one of passion, realizing responsibility and as a receiver of configurations and behaviors. We believe therefore that educators should operate with a sense of meaning and joy when in contact with their very young wards, and they must be free and available to care for the children.
We at Vizo aim to promote the fortitude of Israeli society, emphasizing equal opportunities and the minimizing of social and economic gaps. We see our quality care, education and welfare systems and their adaptation to the changing needs of young families in Israel as a means to that end.
These two approaches come together in the concept of participation in the workplace, and under the “Daycare Promote Participation Leadership” banner we go forward together.
In a participation facilitating workplace, each worker is seen as a whole human being with needs, dreams, wants and thoughts on how their work is carried out. In such a work environment, all team members can think and plan together and support each other. This work environment facilitates a sense of belonging, significance and welfare in the workplace. This is a trust-based environment.
Not deterred by this challenge, the Vizo team chose to realize this dramatic responsibility to children’s lives through trust in the people working with them.