Our Story

The Co-op Family Center is a nonprofit organization that has served University of Oregon (UO) student families, faculty, and community members in Eugene, Oregon for the past forty years.  Our school’s educational philosophy has evolved over the forty years of our existence and continues to evolve as we learn from each other, our children, our families and from our research.  We are a Reggio Emilia inspired school, based on an Italian child-centered philosophy. Based on our philosophy, we always put the child’s experience and discovery at the center of our theoretical thinking and work.