Our Philosophy

UHP Parent Cooperative provides a high-quality child initiated program, which is stimulating and safe in a developmentally appropriate environment for young children.  

Our philosophy is to support learning through play in a literate environment. Throughout the program day, we use our time, space, friendships and tools (toys to some) to build a sound framework. On this foundation, we guide children to explore, create, question and connect. 

We are a dynamic and yet gentle learning community. Our teachers utilize a theme approach in planning a curriculum and environment that encourages self-discovery, hands on manipulation of materials, and activities that are meaningful and appropriate for young children.  

Regard for children’s development in all areas (social intellectual, emotional and physical) is the heart of our philosophy. Our daily program schedule incorporates many opportunities for children to acquire and build skills in these areas.

As a parent cooperative, we value a strong home/school partnership and give families many opportunities to take an active role in all aspects of our school including: working with professional staff in the classroom, program support and evaluation, center/family social events, and policy making.

For over 50 years we've been growing healthy families by promoting the social and emotional development of toddlers and young children! New this year, we are adding Program Wide Pyramid Model Implementation

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