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.

In 2016, we created our first-ever strategic plan. Since then, we have doubled our annual professional learning offerings, now providing up to 80 professional learning opportunities to over 1,500 Child Care and Early Years professionals annually. We are proud of what we have accomplished in a short time. But, we are only getting started. Our new strategic plan defines the bold vision we have for our future.

Our plan has been developed in consultation with 117 professionals, members, staff, partners, funders, advisory committee members, and professional learning committee members. Their insights and ideas guided us as we created this Plan. We are grateful for their contribution.

The City of London and Middlesex County are engaging in critical work in the Child Care and Early Years sector, through the London-Middlesex Child Care & Early Years Service System Plan: 2019-2023.
We have aligned our strategic plan to support this important work. We will also continue to work in partnership with Elgin County.

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.

This strategic plan, along with a detailed operational plan, will guide our work over the next four years. The next step, and the most important step, is to move to action. Through planned, strategic, and consistent action, we will move closer to our vision.
We invite you to be part of our journey. If you are interested in contributing your expertise, attending a learning session, or sharing your stories and experiences, we encourage you to reach out to our team.

We hope you will join us in leading inspired learning!

Sincerely,
Ally Scott
Strive Project Manager

Strive Strategic Plan 2020