Mission Statement

The Co-op Family Center provides affordable high quality education for children. Our community is a cooperative effort between families and center staff to raise happy, healthy and socially confident children.


The primary objectives of the Family Center are to:

  • Provide affordable, quality childcare;
  • Involve parents in the care and education of their children;
  • Improve parenting skills through Center provided resources;
  • Provide a  model for the University, employers, and other interested groups as to the benefits of cooperative childcare; and
  • Emphasize the family as the focus of childcare.


  • Recognize that each child is a capable protagonist in his or her learning
  • Cultivate a community that is built on consistent, supportive relationships
  • Involve parents in the daily care and education of their children
  • Empower children to express themselves fully through many different mediums
  • Foster in children an awareness and appreciation of nature