Online: Director’s Lunch and Learn (Mission & Vision in Early Care and Education Programs)In early care and education, mission statements carry great meaning and are an important part of the program, no matter how small or large. Mission and Vision statements typically describe the goals of a program and what unique qualities it offers. These are vital because they are unique to each program and they offer a voice to guide and share the definition and purpose of the program. If our vision statement is our destination, then our mission statement is the vehicle that takes us to our destination. In this session we will discuss the importance of having a mission and/or vision statement, how to write one if you don’t have one, and how to use your mission and vision statements within your program.