Classrooms

While we have a curriculum, schedules and planned events, these are not rigid. Our biggest goal is making sure that, since every age group and classroom and child is different, our children are able to learn, explore, play and develop at their own pace. We observe several classifications of developmental milestones for all of our age groups including social and emotional, self-help, gross motor, fine motor and language. While each age group has their own specific milestone achievements, we passionately believe that each child should be free to learn and grow at their own pace.

 

Check the tabs below to learn more about each age group and classrooms, their supply list, and examples of developmental milestones we strive to encourage.

  • Bitty Sprouts
  • Waddling Sprouts
  • Toddling Sprouts
  • Busy Sprouts
  • Big Sprouts

Welcome to Bitty Sprouts (Ages 6 Weeks - 1 Year)

All of our infant teachers work very hard to build a warm and nurturing environment for our babies and families. Our classrooms are designed to mirror a family environment where they are able to safely explore and discover while fostering an "on demand" care and learning experiences.

Our infant rooms follow a 1 to 5 ratio with experienced teachers passionate about this age group. Developmental milestone we observe and encourage vary based on the specific age of your child. For example, a 3 month old might be working on and / or demonstrating their "social smile" milestone whereas a 10 month old would be working towards pushing themselves up and sitting up unassisted.

Bitty Sprouts Supply List

Please note: These items must be brought in a bag or backpack in order to help keep them separated from other student's supplies. Please make sure ALL items are labeled with your child's first and last name. Also, per the Health Department and our own requirements, if you are providing breast milk for your child's bottles, they must be labeled with red electrical tape and your child's first and last name.
  • 1 Nap time sleep sack (or swaddler, with a Dr. note)
  • 2 Changes of clothes
  • Diapers (5 per day, minimum)
  • 1 Package of Wipes
  • Ointment (if necessary)
  • Bottles (5 per day, minimum)

Welcome to Waddling Sprouts (Ages 1 Year - 2 Years)

Our Waddling Sprouts are at a critical stage of development where they are more active, curious and mobile. Our teachers focus on giving each child space and opportunities to learn and develop in a safe environment where they can begin building their own confidence and abilities. We encourage discovery and learning through hands-on experiences, more outside time and focus on building their early critical thinking skills.

Our Waddling rooms follow a 1 to 5 ratio with major developmental milestones including standing without help, walking without help and using at least 10 words. One of our core philosophy beliefs is that positive peer interactions is a great way to encourage developmental milestone achievement for this age group.

Waddling Sprouts Supply List

Please note: These items must be brought in a bag or backpack in order to help keep them separated from other student's supplies. Please make sure ALL items are labeled with your child's first and last name.
  • 1 Crib-sized sheet
  • Changes of clothes (2 minimum)
  • Diapers (5 per day, or a pack)
  • Sunblock
  • Diaper Cream (If needed)
  • Wipes
  • 1 "Daddy-sized" T-shirt for arts / crafts

Welcome to Toddling Sprouts (Ages 2 Years - 3 Years)

We love our toddlers! Being a toddler is a fantastic age for any child, they are able to start differentiating between places (the store is not the same as a home or a park). Curiosity is at an all time high for toddlers as they learn what makes everything in the wonderful world around them tick. Our teachers our energetic, friendly, and work non-stop with our toddlers at their own levels while giving opportunities to begin potty training, leading them to answers through self-discovery and building their independence.

Our Toddling rooms follow a 1 to 7 ratio with major developmental milestones including talking and being understood, beginning to understand spacial differences, encouraging pretend play with their peers and asking for help. Our teachers continue to use positive peer influence as a guiding principle and begin preparing them for preschool.

Toddling Sprouts Supply List

Please note: These items must be brought in a bag or backpack in order to help keep them separated from other student's supplies. Please make sure ALL items are labeled with your child's first and last name.
  • 1 crib-sized sheet
  • Changes of clothes (2 recommended)
  • Diapers / Pull-ups (4 per day, if needed)
  • Sunblock
  • Diaper Cream (if needed)
  • 1 pack of wipes
  • 1 "Daddy-size" T-Shirt for arts / crafts

Welcome to Busy Sprouts (Ages 3 Years - 5 Years)

Our preschool classrooms focus on preparing our young ones to be successful in Pre-K, Kindergarten and beyond. This age group starts to focus more on curriculum and getting our children ready for school academically, socially and emotionally. Small Group time is extended, more field trips and their crafts / projects begin getting more complex and innovative. Children are encouraged to start working on letters and sounds, how to build sentences, getting along with peers and classroom behaviors as well as continuing to develop their own self worth and confidence.

Our ratios for 3 year olds are 1 to 10 and our 4 and 5 year olds are at 1 to 12. Our teachers focus on building the core fundamentals that will make our Busy Sprouts ready for school at whatever level they are at. Major developmental milestones we encourage and observe for this age group include leadership, handwriting, adding more details and specifics to stories and art, understanding shapes and counting objects.

Busy Sprouts Supply List

Please note: These items must be brought in a bag or backpack in order to help keep them separated from other student's supplies. Please make sure ALL items are labeled with your child's first and last name.
  • 1 Crib-Sized sheet
  • 1 Nap time blanket (optional)
  • 1 Change of clothes
  • 1 "Daddy size" T-Shirt for arts / crafts
  • Sunblock

Welcome to Big Sprouts (Ages 5 Years - 12 Years)

Big Sprouts is our School-Age program that provides before and after care during the school year and full time care is available during holiday and summer breaks (space is limited to first come/first serve). Parents are encouraged to call their location to ask what schools are available for pick up and drop offs as well as space and availability. We provide breakfast in the mornings before school and a light snack after school. Our teachers also work to make sure to communicate with our kids and parents about providing time and space to complete homework (during after school care time). Ratios for our Big Sprouts are 1 to 15. During school year breaks we provide camps, curriculum focusing on additional learning, field trips and continuing to build on the foundations of early education, self confidence, positive behaviors and peer interactions.