About Us


Arlington Unitarian Cooperative Preschool is a child-centered cooperative preschool with the mission of developing and encouraging social, intellectual and physical development in the children entrusted to its care.

To that end, AUCP seeks to:

  • Provide a safe, nurturing and developmentally appropriate environment.
  • Respect the individual needs of each child.
  • Foster a climate that encourages confidence, compassion and curiosity.
  • Attract and retain outstanding teachers and staff with competitive wages and a collegial environment.
  • Support and encourage the professional development of teachers and staff.
  • Improve parenting skills through parent education and classroom participation.
  • Build community through active parent involvement in a parent-led cooperative.
  • Provide an affordable education through parent participation in school activities, committees, maintenance and fundraising.
  • Encourage open communication and problem solving between parents, teachers, and staff in the interest of the child.