Child care cooperatives offer communities the ability to pool resources, expertise, and energy. With several different models drawing on different community resources and strengths, many communities find that the cooperative route works best for them.
This toolkit, built and hosted by a Zero to Five Montana partner, the Montana Cooperative Development Center, walks through what to expect during the four phases of cooperative development with several resources for each. It also includes a brief introduction to cooperatives and the seven principles of cooperatives. At the end, an appendix includes additional information as well as case studies from forming child care cooperatives.
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