About UHP

UHP Parent Cooperative is a part day, non-profit, parent cooperative school. We are located at 6033 Odana Road, at the intersection of Odana Road and Research Park Boulevard, on Madison’s near west side. We are in the mini-mall at that intersection.  Look for the wooden fence for our outdoor play area.

The Preschool was one of Madison’s first childcare centers to be both State licensed (1968) and City certified (1975). We enroll up to 14 children in our morning class and afternoon class in our oversized classroom that has the licensing capacity for 20 children at any one time. Each class will have 2 teachers and 1 parent helper.

We normally serve 30-40 families each semester. The children we serve are in mixed age groups spanning from our admission age 2.5 years (by September 1st) until they go off to Kindergarten.   












Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is to support learning through a literate environment. We use our time, space, friendships and tools (toys to some) to build a sound framework. And, it is on this foundation that we guide children to explore, create, question and connect.

We feel that we have created a dynamic and yet gentle learning community. Our teachers utilize a theme approach in planning a curriculum and environment that encourages self-discovery, hands on manipulation of materials, and activities that are meaningful and appropriate for young children.

Regard for children’s development in all areas (social intellectual, emotional and physical) is the heart of our philosophy. Our daily program schedule incorporates many opportunities for children to acquire and build skills in these areas.

UHP Parent Cooperative provides a high quality child initiated program, which is stimulating and safe in a developmentally appropriate environment for young children.

We are justifiably proud of our school’s program, underlying philosophies and dedicated teaching staff. We believe our preschool offers an important first learning experience for young children. Our international population provides many opportunities for learning about and encouraging a natural interest and respect for a diverse range of cultures.

Our school’s small size, home-like setting and mixed age grouping further encourage a supportive familial environment. We find this environment conducive to building a strong self-concept and a positive introduction to life long learning for the children.

As a parent cooperative, we value a strong home/school partnership and give families many opportunities to take an active role in all aspects of our school including: working with professional staff in the classroom, program support and evaluation, center/family social events, and policy making.



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