Vision & Mission

Vision Statement

The University of Dayton’s Bombeck Family Learning Center is a learning community which provides leadership in the early childhood education field through implementation and demonstration of research-based, developmentally appropriate practice for young children and professional development for early childhood professionals in a collegial, collaborative and quality environment.

Mission Statement

The Bombeck Family Learning Center’s mission is to provide a high-quality early childhood care and education program for young children, and a best practice demonstration setting for early childhood professionals.

  • Goal 1: Promote the optimum social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of children at the center.
  • Goal 2: Promote the professional development of the University of Dayton’s School of Education and Health Sciences’s early childhood education candidates.
  • Goal 3: Provide professional development opportunities for the Bombeck Family Learning Center staff and the greater early childhood education community.
  • Goal 4: Advocate for children, their families, and the profession in community and society.
  • Goal 5: Model the Catholic Marianist tradition of faith formation, service, adaptation and change by providing, in the family spirit, a quality education for children, teacher candidates, and staff.