Created for parents by parents
to meet the needs of today's
families in ways traditional childcare options don’t.
COME WHEN IT WORKS FOR YOU
Say goodbye to the pressure to arrive "on time" or even to plan ahead. Use your hours whenever and however it works for you and your little ones.
ON-DEMAND CHILDCARE (MAX. 3 HRS)
Enjoy the optimized costs, culture & freedom we offer for families who don't need full-time daycare but who still require that much-needed break.
EASE INTO LEAVING YOUR KID IN CARE
Go at your own pace as you leave your child in someone else's care for the first time –without the stress or trauma of an abrupt or total separation.
what you'll love about us
SHARE IN THE CARE OF YOUR KIDS
Enjoy giving your kids the love, care & socialization they need without it being all on you! (Your role is to stay onsite and retain legal responsibility for them).
BE THERE WHEN THEY NEED YOU
Relax into having someone else care for your kid(s) AND still be available for them when they truly need you (we do ask parents to handle diaper changes).
OBSERVE THEM IN THEIR WORLD
Experience the beauty of witnessing your children come into their own (through relationships with the very same humans you're bonding with too!)
PLAY, LEARN, EXPLORE & HAVE FUN
Enjoy a free-play, "yes" environment where kids have a say in how they spend their day (which is enriched with story time, music, art & more).
MAKE FRIENDS WITH KIDS OF ALL AGES
Embrace the many benefits of our mixed-age group –from crawlers on up. Non-mobile infants can join you in all our adult spaces for free!
BE LOVED BY OUR EXCEPTIONAL TEAM
Watch as your little ones thrive through being loved, seen and respected for who they uniquely are by our experienced childcare staff.
Why are parents required to stay onsite?Family Village is a license-exempt childcare facility. This state regulation requires that parents stay onsite. While at first, this might at first seem like a limitation, it is a HUGE reason why our culture and community is so treasured by our Villagers. Plus, it keeps our costs to a minimum –a perk we pass along to you, our parents!
What age of kids do you accept?Children of all ages are welcome in Little Village and we LOVE the cross-pollination of a mixed-age group! There is no lower-age limit –it's really just a matter of when you, your child and our childcare team are comfortable making the transition. Our staff loves to baby wear (when able) but non-mobile babies are always welcome in any adult spaces at no charge to you. Feel free to use our bassinets, high chairs, baby swings and the open arms of other parents. During school breaks, we love having big siblings join the fun and offer a steeply discounted Big Kid Day Pass, as well as programming catered towards an older kids.
How many hours of childcare can I use a day?Your little ones can be in childcare for up to 3 hours each day. Childcare hours are counted PER child, PER hour.
What is your maximum capacity?This varies by location and day, but as a general rule, we do limit the number of children... and we prefer not to. Why? Because parents stay onsite, our group size tends to self-regulate well. That said, we typically average 18 with no issues. When needed, policies and practices can adapt to suit the needs of the cooperatives members (including adding hours, staff or volunteers or booking times in advance).
Does my child need to be toilet trained?Nope! All bathroom duties are handled by parents, whether that's diaper changes or trips to the toilet. You will be notified via text when you're needed for a bathroom break or blowout. If ever you need uninterrupted time at the Village, other parents are usually happy lend a wiping hand –just be sure to let our Childcare team know in advance.
How are childcare hours tracked?We use software that tracks your monthly hours, which we crosscheck against the hours available to you on your access pass. If you go over your hours, you can either upgrade your pass to the next level or purchase a childcare punchpass to cover the extra hours.
Are you a religious organization?No. When we have partnered with a church it is because we value making use of real estate that sits vacant 80% of the time (and passing the accompanying savings on to you!). We are careful to partner with churches who are inclusive and accepting of all and whose values align with ours but we remain a secular organization.
"It's nice to have hours of uninterrupted time AND also to be able to go and interact with my son. I feel more involved than I otherwise would."
– HANS THOMPSON, DAD OF 2
"The fact that my child gets consistent socialization with other kids makes our Family Village time so valuable! She's always excited when we walk into Little Village and starts exploring right away."
– HANNAH MILLER, MOM OF 1