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Members of Y.E.S are eligible to obtain an ECEAP subcontractor agreement. ECEAP will give wrap-around support to the families your program serves.

Cooperative Identify, Values & Principles: 

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Coop Identify Statement: 


A co-operative is an autonomous association of individuals united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly owned and democratically-controlled enterprise.  

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Co-operative Values:


Cooperatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity.  Co-operative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others.

YES!  is a Service Coop business model to manage and allocate ECEAP slots. Here's how the seven cooperative principles typically apply:


1. Voluntary and

Open Membership:


YES Cooperative allows members who are vetted and contracted with ECEAP slots to voluntarily join and participate in the rich cooperative experience and benefits.


2. Democratic Member



Members of YES Cooperative have a say in the decision-making process regarding the allocation and management of ECEAP slots. Decisions are typically made through a democratic voting process. Yes has a Board of Director, EBoard and Parent Board

3. Member Economic Participation:


Members contribute financially to the cooperative, either through membership fees or other forms of financial support, to ensure the sustainability of ECEAP slots and cooperative operations. YES Eboard voted to apply a $200.00 annual fee for membership.


4. Autonomy and



YES Cooperative operates independently, allowing it to make decisions that best serve the interests of its members, as small business owners and the community through Regional activities.

5. Education, Training, and Information:


The cooperative provides its members with information and training related to ECEAP slots, early childhood education, professional development and cooperative principles to empower the members with knowledge.


6. Cooperation Among Cooperatives:


YES Cooperative may collaborate with other cooperatives, organizations, or institutions to enhance the availability and quality of ECEAP slots and related services.

7. Concern for the



YES Cooperative's primary focus is on the well-being of the community it serves by ensuring access to ECEAP slots and promoting the importance of early childhood education.


By following these seven cooperative principles, YES Cooperative aims to create a structure that benefits its members, ensures equitable access to ECEAP slots, and promotes community well-being through the provision of early childhood education services. If you have any specific questions or need more detailed information, please feel free to attend our monthly Coop meeting, ask your Regional Director or email  

Additional Support for Cooperative:  Northwest Cooperative Development Center

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