Our Mission To support and inspire children’s natural curiosity and independence through free play during their out-of-school time.
Our Vision Vibrant communities that support the social emotional growth of all children through friendship and play.
Our Values: FUN At the center of our work, we value the social emotional learning that comes from a child’s ability to freely play in a fun supervised environment with other children. Fun free play fuels the natural creativity, exploration, and self-discovery that provides a balance to the structured days inside schools.
COMMUNITY We honor the neighborhoods that we exist in and do our best work to contribute to their well-being by bringing play and life to public spaces. We work to strengthen communities through relationships with a focus on bringing together children and families in the neighborhoods we serve.
BELONGING Our communities are diverse and fostering belonging among children and families is an important part of healthy child development and honoring our community. Children and families of all backgrounds are welcomed and respected. Our employees are valued and supported within an environment that uplifts their diversity and lived experience as an important addition to a child serving space.
WELL-BEING We value the well-being of the children and families in our community and believe that when children are safe, both them and their families are more likely to have healthy futures. We also value the well-being of our employees who inspire and care for children in providing a safe space, making children feel appreciated and cared for each time they walk through our doors.
LEARNING We believe the opportunity to learn extends beyond the classroom, and we promote the self-discovery and social emotional growth of children through our programming. We are also committed to our own learning as employees and as an organization to best serve our community.
The Kids' Co-Op, Inc. DBA Mariposa Kids is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Federal Tax-ID Number:20-3558368