About Us

Strive (formerly Quality Child Care Coordinating Committee) is a collaborative group of Child Care and Early Years Practitioners who support learning and development in order to enhance quality practice.

Since 2014, Strive has been meeting to discuss and consider how to enhance a collaborative approach to quality child care and professional learning across all early years and child care programs. Our community is interested in a process that supports reflection and sustainable evolution rather than a prescribed method to measure.

Strive is a responsive, community driven organization with an Advisory Committee that is tasked with ensuring the strategies and tactics are put into action. Members of the Advisory Committee represent the diversity and complexity of the Child Care and Early Years sector. Strive leverages administrative support from a backbone organization; Childreach, and takes all organizational initiatives to the membership for endorsement.

2020 – 2023 Strategic Plan: Strive Strategic Plan 2020

2016 – 2018 Strategic Plan: Strategic Plan

Vision:

We are a community that works collaboratively to promote and build our professional capacity to provide high quality early years, school age, and family support programs and services.

Purpose:

Our purpose is to identify and establish linkages within the Child Care and Early Years community that support and build upon the expertise of Early Years Practitioners and enhance the quality of the services they provide.

Objective:

Our objective is to provide continuous, accessible professional learning opportunities and resources for early years professionals as a means to learn through collaborative inquiry, and to reflect on practice.

Contact Strive

265 Maitland St.
London, ON, N6B 2Y3

519-434-3644

info@striveswo.ca

Partners:

  • City of London
  • County of Middlesex
  • County of Elgin
  • Childreach
  • All Kids Belong (AKB)
  • Licensed Child Care Network (LCCN)

New Strategic Plan!

We are pleased to share with you Leading Inspired Learning, our strategic plan for 2020 – 2023. This is a transformative time in the Child Care and Early Years sector. This plan outlines the change we want to inspire and the strategies we will implement in the next four years.

Over the next four years, we will leverage our knowledge and expertise to be leaders in the sector. We will build strong partnerships and create opportunities for connection. We will focus on serving as a catalyst to help Child Care and Early Years professionals achieve their goals and build their professional capacity.
Together, we will reach our goal of providing the best care to children in our community.

We hope you will join us in leading inspired learning!

Become a member

Strive is here to support all your professional learning needs. We understand that it may be difficult to attend professional learning events in addition to your work day but that you value your professional growth. That is why we created an online learning platform with discussion boards, forums, and resources that you can access any day, any time! We will continue to grow our online library of resources in response to the community’s needs.

Early Learning Professionals are invited to join Strive Online: