sprouts art and nature school

history

2013
Sprouts is dreamed up by Caity & Ellen. A space to combine their Early Childhood Education degrees with motherhood: Sprouts Family Daycare was born.
2014
Sprouts Family Daycare opens as a group home daycare in Caity's central Champaign home. Licensed by Illinois DCFS for up to 16 children - including Caity's three and Ellen's very new baby.
2016
Caity & Ellen have spent years researching, developing philosophy and policies, curriculum and structure. Concentrating on nature and art, combining philosophies from Waldorf, Montessori, and Reggio, Sprouts Family Daycare becomes Sprouts Art & Nature School
2018
Caity & Ellen begin dreaming of the next step: an entire building and outdoor space dedicated to Sprouts.
2019
The perfect space presents itself. An easily accessible central location. A small building, just big enough for two small classrooms with one teacher each. An expansive in-town lot with privacy fence and parking spaces.
2020
Sprouts opens its doors at 1403 W Springfield in Champaign, IL. Licensed as a Daycare Center by Illinois DCFS for 18 children ages 2 years - 12 years.
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