Sprouts is an urban art & nature micro-school - a unique place found only in Champaign, IL.
With a maximum of 18 students at Sprouts at any given time, we have a tight-knit community of families.
Sprouts is located in central Champaign; nature isn’t a place we have to travel to – we can appreciate it everywhere we are.
Sprouts preschool & after-school kids rarely go indoors – and our childcare class spends only rest time inside.
We’re discovering, noticing, and developing appreciation for everything Central Illinois nature has to offer – in every season – at Sprouts.
At Sprouts, natural materials and process-style projects give children the tools to create art and the confidence and freedom to develop creativity.
Extended periods of free play with loose parts give children the opportunity to develop social skills, discover interests and talents, and grow imaginations.
Sprouts was developed and designed to provide children with an essential childhood experience. Our staff, mission, philosophy and environment intersect to create this truly magical adventure.
Rather than a wait list, we keep a pool of families waiting for a space at Sprouts. To be included in the pool, just complete our Interest Application. Families in our interest pool are contacted first regarding all enrollment opportunities.
Sprouts holds our main enrollment session for the upcoming school-year each March. We have rolling admissions during the year for additional openings. Families in the interest pool are emailed our Enrollment Application for openings.
Upon receiving completed enrollment applications, we schedule interviews and tours of the Sprouts facility with families that seem to be a good fit with Sprouts. As a very small operation, a good fit is an essential part of the experience.