Our Core Values Guide Us

"Thank you for continuing childcare and preschool services at Maryvale.

Honestly, I was thinking Maryvale was going to limit their services – like shorten operational hours or not provide meals, snacks etc. However, everyone, not only the teachers, but also the admin staff, continues to provide the same quality of care, following protocols. This makes it comfortable for our kids and ourselves as essential workers.

My son is happy and excited to go Maryvale every day. He's involved in so many activities he couldn’t have done at home.

I wish I could directly thank each staff member one by one, but due to the situation, it would be helpful if you can share this with everyone. Again, thank you for all of support!!"

Emiko, Early Education parent

During these unprecedented times, we rely on our Vincentian Core Values of Respect, Compassionate Service, Simplicity, Advocacy for the Poor and Inventiveness to Infinity to guide our decisions. 

We remain committed to instilling hope to those we serve by adapting to unforeseen situations with creativity and compassion. Here are a few of the many things we’ve adapted to our programs to meet the needs of our youth and families during this time.

Early Education Program
Our Rosemead and Duarte Early Education teams remain committed to developing our children, in and out of the classroom.

Families trust our program to provide a safe learning environment, and during these challenging times, we continue to serve our children and families according to their needs. We remain open, following strict personal hygiene practices, frequent hand washing and social distancing.  All employees are required to wear masks and have their temperatures checked prior to starting their shifts for the day. In fact, we're proud to highlight that essential employees working so hard to treat and cure those affected by coronavirus COVID-19, such as the doctors, nurses and researchers from the City of Hope, have turned to our early ed program for their childcare needs.

For children unable to go to class, we’ve developed Spotlight on FUNdamentals – an “online learning opportunity” featuring Maryvale teachers sharing learning and wellness exercises, like the video featured, for families to practice together at home.

New videos are constantly being added, with plans to expand the feature to become a more comprehensive online learning experience in the future.

Community-Based Services
Our staff is now providing mental health, family advocacy and wraparound services by telephone or video conferencing using the latest meeting technology. Out of an abundance of caution, the Community-Based team is working remotely and still accepting, and in-taking, new clients. Although we are not meeting face to face with clients in our Duarte facility or in the field, communicating via technology has been proven effective because we are still connecting with families in their home.

Strength from this Journey
Life beyond this pandemic is still unknown. However, what we do know, is that we will come away stronger and more united. In the face of darkness, we are honored our mental health and educational services are "essential" for providing hope through these challenging times. Please help us continue our mission of instilling hope for a more fulfilling future by generously giving today.