About Our Coop
We believe in going beyond basic to help your children thrive.
If you have children, there are times when you need child care. Basic care means keeping your children safe, but your children deserve more. At Beyond Care, we believe in safety and stimulation, love and learning, as well as cleanliness and creativity.
Beyond Care Childcare Cooperative was launched in Sunset Park, Brooklyn in June 2008. With the support of the Center for Family Life (CFL), 17 immigrant women and founding members came together to conceptualize, plan and launch a membership cooperative business. The business plan was based on models of immigrant owned cooperatives (particularly in Long Island and Oakland, CA) that have been successful in helping immigrant men and women increase income, build internal leadership and provide mutual support.
The cooperative is designed to promote living wage jobs that will be done in a safe and healthy environment, as well as to provide social supports and educational opportunities for our members. We now have 38 cooperative members who have completed business development and nanny training through our respective probationary periods.
Beyond Care Childcare Cooperative receives support and guidance from the Center for Family Life in Sunset Park, a nonprofit community-based organization providing social services for children, youth and families in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, since 1978.
On-going workshops and trainings are conducted throughout the year, and it is mandatory that all members attend.
Some of our curriculum include the following: