Detroit Parent Collective Co-working Daycare

Get the scoop on metro Detroit's first-ever combined co-working space and co-op preschool, Detroit Parent Collective.

A new resource is aiming to help the working Detroit parents who need it most.

Detroit Parent Collective gives the city its first-ever combined co-working space and co-op preschool. Unlike traditional daycare, this space also has plenty for moms and dads, from internet access to classes in yoga and nutrition.

Founder Krista McClure, a local mom, hopes to foster a community at her business in Madison Heights

“It’s supposed to remind you of home, with a very organic feel to it,” she says – and it does, from the natural wood to the no-shoes policy.

While parents work, kids enjoy a part-play, part-classroom area led by a Ph.D.-level master teacher and skilled volunteer parents. The Montessori-like curriculum emphasizes sensory-based, self-directed learning.

DPC also works with outside arts and literacy and music/movement programs.

“It’s a collective, a co-op,” McClure says. “We lean on organizations or entities that already exist, while also supporting other minority-owned businesses that don’t have a brick-and-mortar.”

McClure is especially focused on young mothers (she was a teen mom herself), multi-generational households and entrepreneurs who don’t necessarily require full-time child care. “There are certain demographics that I want to reach.”

Best of all, membership fees are aimed at being reasonable, McClure says. She urges anyone interested to pop in once for free, though, to hang out for a bit and get to know her and her team.

This post was originally published in 2017 and is updated regularly. 

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