The Arizona Learning Institute envisions a society in which every individual possesses the academic, social, and emotional skills needed to succeed in school, at work, and in life.
Through consulting and teaching, ALI improves the lives of children and adults displaying learning difficulties by increasing parenting skills, developing children and adult reading skills, and supporting schools and communities with like missions.
ALI embraces the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) Credo:
Let no children be demeaned,
or have their wonder diminished,
because of our ignorance or inactivity;
Let no adults be deprived of discovery,
because we lack the resources to
discover their learning needs;
Let neither children nor adults — ever —
doubt themselves or their minds because
we are unsure of our commitment.
In addition, ALI’s child and adult programs follow the values established by:
- Parents As Teachers (USA),
- Parents as First Teachers (UK),
- National Institute for Children’s Health and Development
- U.S. Department of Vocational and Adult Education
Shared beliefs essential to our purpose and practice include:
- Parents are their children’s first and most influential teachers.
- The early years of a child’s life are critical for optimal development and provide the foundation for success in school and life.
- Evidence based and proven (emerging) research should be the foundation of parent education and family support curricula, training, materials and services.
- All young children and their families deserve the same opportunities to succeed, regardless of any demographic, geographic, or economic considerations.
- An understanding and appreciation of the history and traditions of diverse cultures is essential in serving families.
- Evidence based or proven instruction is key in implementing programming.
- Data (measurement evidence) drives instruction and change for success.