For children, co-op is a safe and nurturing place in which to explore and have fun. Social, emotional and intellectual skills are learned through cooperative and creative play. For parents, it’s a place to improve parenting skills, help shape their child’s first school environment, and form lasting friendships.

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  1. Cooperatives are communities in which children & adults learn & grow together.
  2. Cooperatives build and support communities.
  3. Cooperatives offer achievable and practical solutions & resources to the group and community.
  4. Cooperatives are empowering.
  5. Members of cooperatives share the burden in hard or busy times and equally share the benefits all the time.
  6. Cooperatives are resilient!
  7. Cooperatives make a difference in small & large ways.
  8. Cooperatives follow best practices in which children learn through play.
  9. There’s no one right way to do a co-op. Cooperatives are flexible to fit different community and individual needs.
  10. Co-ops are communities in which adults & children grown & learn together.