The Family Co-Op is a two-generational program for infants/toddlers and their caregivers that brings free, fun, and educationally-enriching weekend programming to underutilized spaces.
It is inspired by work piloted by Scholastic Education, the Yale Child Study Center, and the community of Grundy County, TN. The Family Co-Op is designed to build skills, reduce the isolation reported by many parents of young children, and counteract negative narratives by starting with the question “What would you like to celebrate about Brownsville?”
Starting in September 2019, parents/caregivers will bring children on Saturdays to two-hour sessions at the Morris Koppelman Center, the Greg Jackson Center, and Riverdale Avenue Community School under the guidance of a lead teacher, teaching assistants, and family ambassadors. Each site will host up to 15 children aged 0-3 and their caregivers.