sprouts art and nature school

about us

Sprouts a one-of-a-kind place. It's an Urban Nature Micro-School run by Caity & Ellen.

sprouts love


preschool, childcare, & after-school parent
I've seen [my daughter] grow in really cool ways this year. The way she explores, thinks about problems and experiments, how she interacts with nature, and the awesome interest in birds 😍 has been so special to see develop. Also, how strong she is! Thank you, Sprouts!!


childcare parent
Our daughter had such a wonderful time at Sprouts. She was treated like a family member and developed wonderful friendships. Learning, fun, discovery, and social development were all at the center of daily activities.


childcare parent
One of the hardest things as a parent is having complete peace of mind while your children are being cared for by others - but at Sprouts I always felt complete trust that my children were given the best possible care. Not only were their physical needs always met, but their emotional and developmental needs were provided for through thoughtful lessons, activities and a comprehensive curriculum. I highly recommend Sprouts School!


preschool parent
Sprouts has been a very good place for our 3 year old son. It's a very warm, nurturing environment and we've loved having him in half-day preschool two days a week. The teachers are both extremely kind and knowledgeable. They have been wonderful about helping with things that we've been working on at home as well as finding creative solutions to problems.


summer camp parent
[My girls] have learned a lot even during these short summer sessions. I can see that they have learned ways to play, waiting for having snacks, and ways to communicate. Thank you so much again and I am happy for many kids in Champaign who are lucky to attend Sprouts!


after-school parent
We were lucky to have found Sprouts for our daughter! She was very unhappy with the person who was caring for her and going here changed her whole attitude. The teachers go above and beyond to make the kids feel safe and loved. I definitely recommend!!!