Our Core Values & Guiding Principles

Our Core Values

The following represent the core values identified by Halifax Learning:

  • Science-based literacy evidence guides all actions and decisions.
  • We are focused on the pursuit of empowerment and joy in reading.
  • We believe that every child and youth should have equitable access to develop efficient literacy and the right to read.
  • We are committed to systemic change that is outcome-based. 
  • Transformational - Forward focused on being better and doing better. 
  • We are focused on training and coaching teachers in the science of reading and literacy curriculum.
  • We are committed to the pursuit of excellence and success in the love of reading.
  • Integrity – We believe in the veracity of our program and behave with honesty, truthfulness and respect in our words and actions.
  • Transparency – Our classes are open and our results are published for parents, researchers, and the community.
  • Growth – Fosters incremental growth of HLC and of our community.
  • Resilience – Our students may have to overcome multiple challenges and we support them along the way.
  • Advocacy – We partner with individuals, groups, and organizations to initiate and support change in education.

Our Guiding Principles

For Our Clients we will:

  • Behave with integrity.
  • Be transparent, genuine, and authentic.
  • Demonstrate empathy and remain professional.
  • Commit to their success of achieving all areas of literacy at or above grade level.
  • Provide a gold standard of programming and support.

For Our Team we will:

  • Be adaptable and flexible.
  • Share all resources, information, and tools to support their success.
  • Listen to and support their ideas.
  • Support creativity and innovation.

For Our Communities we will:

  • Align with experts and science and we commit to staying on the cutting edge.
  • Work relentlessly to make the science of literacy accessible to all children and youth.
  • Celebrate and promote the success of learners.

For Our Partners we will:

  • Work collaboratively.
  • Be responsive and open in our communications.
  • Value suggestions and feedback.
  • Share information and resources to support mutual success.
  • Appreciate the expertise brought to us.
  • Look for ways to add value.