The Family Cooperative envisions early childhood education that empowers each child's authentic, capable and dynamic self. We envision educational communities in which each child, faculty member and caregiver is inspired to be both teacher and learner.
Children are the heart of our inclusive community.
They are valued for their interactions and work through play, for navigating diverse relationships daily, for their own individual pace, for their capability, innate curiosity, compassion, courage, and innovative perspectives. They are seen as active citizens in our society and valued as experts in their own learning journey.
Educators are valued for their heart, their joyful play, their understanding of the young child, their diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and their relationships with families, each other, and the greater community.
Families are valued for their authentic, open communication with teachers, their vulnerability on their parenting journeys, the expertise and passion they bring to our community, and their participation in our co-op model.