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your village is here!

DENVER PARENTS

heads up

now open!

HOURS:
Tues / Wed / Thurs
9 am - 1 pm

LOCATION:
3021 S. University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80210

We're gifting our  first 22 families a free 10-Hour Childcare Punchpass!

Sign up for a 3-month trial of our Mid, Mini or Max Pass and recieve an extra 10 hours of childcare, on us.

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Do you  dream of a place... 

To get a break from your kids?

Get work done without interruptions?

Talk with other adults? Or simply take a nap? 

You're not alone. And you're not dreaming.

This place exists. We call it

And we made it

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for  parents like you!

because it's what we needed too.

parenting is hard.

You’re sleep deprived.

Your kids’ needs always come first.

You feel like you only have lose-lose options.

Your attention is constantly split.

You can't stop worrying.

And despite never being alone,

you've never felt more isolated and lonely.

It's more than exhausting.

It's a crisis.

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But it's not your fault

and it doesn’t have to be like this!

Imagine... 

  • Being able to breathe (or better yet, nap!)

  • Someone ELSE loving your kids so you can do YOU

  • Not needing to be “put together” to get out of the house

  • A place that meets both your kids needs AND yours

  • The freedom to be supported on your timelines & terms

You're not crazy

for wanting these things.

You're human

You can't possibly be an entire village!

We all say that we

"want what's best for our kids"

but what kids need most are parents who are ok.

 

And let's face it, we parents ARE. NOT. OK.

We can't keep doing this alone.

The space you dream of

is REAL. And it's ready for YOU!
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Out of the mouths of
baby mamas

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Family Village is equal parts...

child care

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Child care made for moms

by moms with flexibility and interconnectivity in mind.

Hello quality me time!

coworking

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Coworking that treats affordable, onsite child care like the non-negotiable that it is.

Hello work-life balance!

community

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Community care that makes socializing, sharing the load and getting your spark back a thing.

Hello stress-free self care!

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...all together under one roof.

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Yet it's so much more than  
the sum of its parts.

Family Village's innovative fusion of

co-working, childcare and community spaces for

work-from-home, stay-at-home and student parents

is ideal for creating the work-life balance you crave

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community care

Share meals, milestones and the mundane magic of parenthood with people who understand. Relax into knowing that you’re not alone.

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adult friendships

Make adult friends without the crazy-making of a playdate where you end up chasing your kid the whole time. Extra bonus? Befriending each other's kids!

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self care & sanity

Get the quality “me-time” you so desperately need while your kids get the socialization they need so you can all go home feeling refreshed and present. 

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home-like vibes

Enjoy cozy spaces that feel like home without the guilt of ignoring your kids or the piles of dirty laundry (we do require pants for your Zoom calls though).

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drop-in childcare

Show up when it’s convenient for you (say goodbye to the screaming fits from forcing kids into shoes and carseats just to get somewhere on time)!

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business building

Get support balancing the demands

of parenthood and entrepreneurship (or whatever you dream of building) without compromising one for the other.

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Yes, for real life!

We know it works because we've been at it for five years and our co-op is thriving.

Oops! Did the mention of a "childcare cooperative" make you cringe a bit?

 

Don't worry! You won't be trading childcare with other parents (that's what we have our fabulous Childcare Team for).

 

All it means is that YOU (as a co-owner of the business) are our primary stakeholder and we're beholden to you, not big money investors.

And together, we're on a mission to:

Empower mothers to thrive as both diaper-changers and change-makers by creating space for community care, cooperative entrepreneurship and the re-humanizing of cultural norms.

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Some say revolution, others say revelation. Either way...

Did you hear what they're saying about us?

"This place gave me the courage to start my own business. I've connected with so many caring and ambitious women."

Adley H.

"I love not having to stick to a rigid daycare schedule. I can work to support my family AND still feel like I'm a stay-at-home mom –the best of both worlds!"

Katie H.

"As a transplant to CO without family nearby, this place has been life-saving for me! Every community needs one of these."

Hillary A.

"This place is a sanctuary. It is exactly what I have needed, yearned for and envisioned for myself. As a single parent, it gave us a greater sense of family."

Anna K.

"The Village welcomed my family with open arms and provided us with a sense of belonging I thought would take years to create."

Luisa G.

"As a mom, creating a support network is hard and vulnerable, especially when you need so much help. Now I always, always have a place to go."

Tracy B.

"It's nice to have hours of uninterrupted time AND still to be able to interact with my son. I feel more involved than before."

Hans T.

"What a relief to find such a wonderful place to steal a few rare hours to fully focus and to know that my son was in great hands, having a lot of fun."

Emily R.
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So how does 
'having this' work?

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#1 join us

Buy your monthly pass and we'll connect you with one of our humans. Or talk with a human first and then get your pass. Totally your call!

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#2 show up

Drop in anytime we're open, leave your kiddo(s) with our expert kid crew and enjoy your "you time" in one of our many adult spaces.

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#3 stick around

Come back as often as you like! Just make sure you stay onsite and that your kids use a maximum of 3 hours of childcare a day (per child).

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Still have  questions?
This should help!

Where is it?

3021 S University Blvd, Denver, CO 80210

In the Unity Spiritual Center of Denver near DU in the Uni Hills neighborhood.

What kid ratios?

We value our mixed-age kid's space and do not separate kids by age. Our group sizes flex without rigid ratios and we staff to ensure the safety of all.

For dads too?

Absolutely! We welcome caregivers of all genders and identities. All that matters to us is that you are the legal guardian of the kid(s) you leave in our care.

 

Open hours?

To start, we'll be open:

 Tues 9 am – 1 pm

Wed 9 am – 1 pm

Thurs 9 am – 1 pm

with added days and hours coming as we grow.

Toilet Training?

Your kid's duty is your duty. Our staff will text you for diaper changes and bathroom breaks. If you're busy, other parents can lend a wiping hand.

Is it churchy?

Nope, but we love the mutual-benefit of operating out of churches (which sit vacant 80% of the week)! We work hard to ensure our spaces feel un-churchy.

What age kids?

We welcome kids of all ages as soon they (and you) are ready. Take your time with the transition and know that non-walkers are welcome in all adult spaces (for free)!

Medical Needs?

We do not require proof of vaccinations of any kind and our staff cannot administer medications. We follow CDC guidelines on COVID-19 protocols.

 

Only 3 hours?!

It's a bummer, we know! It's a requirement of state regulations for unlicensed childcare (which is also what affords us the freedom and flexibility we thrive on).

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Having a village is  priceless
so it can't be pricey too.

All Monthly Passes Include:

  • Full access to coworking and community spaces for one adult

  • Free coffee, tea and high speed WiFi

  • Discounts on fitness classes and other programming

  • Snack and supplies fee for the kids

VILLAGE MINI PASS

$211 / mo

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12 CHILDCARE HOURS / MO
VILLAGE MID PASS

$355 / mo

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30 CHILDCARE HOURS / MO
VILLAGE MAX PASS

$588 / mo

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60 CHILDCARE HOURS / MO

*Childcare hours are per child, per hour. Unused hours do not roll over to the next month. Additional childcare hours can be purchased through a punch pass.

You can buy your one-time $25 Membership share now or in 3 months after trying us out. Just let us know what you prefer.

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Just dooooo the
next right thiiiiing...

Not sure what that is for you? We gotcha.

I'M TOTALLY SOLD!

Let's get you a pass already! Buy yours today and be one of our founding members.

I'M NOT READY YET...

Let's keep you in the loop! Sign up for our newsletter to stay connected till you are.

I LOVE IT BUT...

Let's chat! We'll talk you through any questions or confusion you have.

IT'S NOT FOR ME BUT...

Let's spread the word with parents who dream of a space like this!

I DON'T QUITE GET IT...

Let's get you in the door to experience it! Come tour our Denver space to feel it out.

I'LL DONATE TAX-FREE!

Let's grow this vision together! Donate tax-free through our fiscal sponsor.

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Can't quite get enough?

Here's some of our backstory.

Founder Melanie Hekkelman-Piazza came up with the idea for Family Village in response to raising an infant and 3 year-old while also caretaking her terminally ill mother (in a town she'd just moved to).

 

Fueled by desperation, isolation and rage, she gathered like-minded mothers and set to work building the space of her dreams. Within six months, the doors were open and lives were being changed.

 

Five years and more than 200 families later, Family Village continues to buck the status quo of childcare, parenting and business norms. 

And this is just where our story starts.

Ready to write this next chapter with us?

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Here's how to find us

Cuz we love to connect!

LOCATION
3021 S University Blvd,
Denver, CO 80210
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CONTACT
hello @ familyvillagecoop.com
720-580-3969
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