Buffalo Rising – Rose Garden Early Childhood Center transitions into Worker Cooperative

From Buffalo Rising:

After nine years in operation, Rose Garden Early Childhood Center is being transitioned into a worker-cooperative. Five employees from  the center have opted to purchase the business, which is centered around the philosophies of instilling the LifeWays model – programs are based on Rudolf Steiner’s philosophy of childhood development, with a focus on building respectful relationships, encouraging outdoor play, and eating healthy food.

Rose Garden Early Childhood Center founder and former owner, Judith Frizlen, started the business to offer families with children eighteen months to five years old, a place based upon ideologies that are shared with the Waldorf Schools’ approach on early childhood development.

“If we want a community with strong relational bonds,” Frizlen said, “then we need to create and model it. Young children learn through imitation. This is big news for Buffalo – it’s the first worker co-op conversion!”

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