Happy Ladybug – Aurora, CO

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Location: Aurora, Colorado Industry: Childcare Number of employees: 15 Became employee owned: In process Assistance: Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center Learn more https://happyladybug.com/ Pew – Seeking a More Worker-Friendly Economy, Some States Push Employee Ownership (2020) RMEOC – Happy Ladybug’s Story (Video) (2018) Video   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Colorado Employee Owned Small Businesses in […]

Hopewell Care Childcare Worker Cooperative

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Industry: Childcare Location: New York City, New York Number of employees: 17 Became employee owned: 2018 Assistance: Carroll Gardens Association From the company https://hopewellcare.coop/home/ https://www.facebook.com/hopewellcare.coop/ Learn more Carroll Gardens Association – Hopewell Care Cooperative   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Childcare Employee Owned Small Businesses in New York

A Child’s Place – Queens, NY

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A Child’s Place is a 50 worker daycare center in Queens, New York. The founders have pursued employee ownership to preserve the mission and legacy of their business while also fighting the rapid gentrification of their neighborhood. The business has several long-term employees who have watched a generation of students grow up,and are now taking […]

The Rose Garden – Buffalo, NY

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The Rose Garden Early Childhood Center is a 20-employee worker cooperative in Buffalo, New York centered around encouraging positive childhood development. The founder and former owner created the business to help families create strong relational bonds with their children in order to have a greater impact on society. A starting group of 5 employees are the new owners of the […]

Beyond Care – Brooklyn, NY

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Industry: Childcare Location: New York Number of employees: 40 Became employee owned: 2008 Assistance: Center for Family Life From the company https://beyondcare.coop/ https://www.facebook.com/beyondcarecoop/ Learn more ILO – Providing Care through Cooperative 2 (2017) Matthew and Bransburg – Democratizing Caring Labor: The Promise of Community-Based, Worker-Owned Childcare Cooperatives (2016) Al Jazeera – Worker cooperatives in the […]

Childspace Daycare Centers – Philadelphia, PA

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Industry: Childcare Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Number of employees: 50 Became employee owned: 1988 Articles Next City – Worker Co-ops Catch on in Philadelphia (2018) Generocity – Short film on Philly co-ops (2016) Germantown Beat – Inside a four-star day-care center in Germantown (2014) GEO – Storytelling for Childcare Advocacy: Childspace Alive and Well After 21 […]