Melody Arons Center's 10 Goals
- Use music, art, theater and dance to support the bonding of the
child with parent and community, eliminate alienation, and promote
the individual potential of each child.
- Create parent training sites for young mothers, fathers and families.
- Create developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive models
to assess the health and functional status of parent and child.
- Develop transdisciplinary models of early intervention, combining best
practice in neuroscience, child development and education so
that mechanisms of positive outcome are better understood and
- Develop empirical research models that apply scientific methodology
to specific research questions in child development.
- Develop consumer and family needs assessments and satisfaction evaluations.
- Encourage open dialogue between differing philosophies and programs, such
as those in hospitals, Head Start, day care, public and private
nursery schools and infant/ toddler programs.
- Train families and professionals in collaborative decision-making
processes in the best interests of the child.
- Provide access to research findings.
- Build mechanisms to assure true family and community participation
in the design, implementation and evaluation of the Melody Arons
Center programs and services.