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The Sprouts Admissions Process

The process

Sprouts Enrollment is unlike enrollment at many other childcares, preschools, and programs.  As such a small school we are highly invested in ensuring that each family is a good fit with the program, so we do not keep a traditional wait list. 

STEP ONE:

Step One is completing an Interest Application. Every new family interested in Sprouts Art & Nature School is directed here first. 

Completed Interest Applications add your family to a pool of interested families eligible for Step Two. Families that do not have an Interest Application on file are not eligible for Step Two. 

Our annual Enrollment Session is in March for each school-year, but enrollment is rolling throughout the year based on availability.

Interest Applications may be completed at any time, but are only available by creating a Brightwheel account; Brightwheel is a service we use for many purposes at Sprouts.

STEP TWO:

Enrollment Application

Step Two is completing an Enrollment Application. We email families in our interest pool providing access to our Enrollment Application.

The Enrollment Application is an opportunity to tell us more about your family, your child, and your childcare needs. 

Completed Enrollment Applications add your child to a pool of children eligible for Interviews and Tours.  Children that do not have an Enrollment Application on file are not eligible for Step Three.

While we do not use a first-come-first-served method, the quickest submissions generally have an advantage. 

This form is also completed through Brightwheel.

STEP THREE:

Interviews & Tours

Step Three is an Interview and Tour at Sprouts. We email families that have completed an Enrollment Application to set up an Interview and Tour at Sprouts. 

Interviews and tours are used to meet in-person, tour the facility, discuss policies and determine if there is a good childcare-family fit.

We attempt to complete all interviews during an interview period, prior to making enrollment offers.  However, since we have so few spaces we often have to cap the number of interviews held and usually fill regular spaces within our Enrollment Session.

Upon completion of our interview period we will offer Enrollment opportunities.  Deciding factors usually include program, schedule, age, and the balance of our current enrollment program.

Sprouts Enrollment for 2022-2023 has ended. Submit an Interest Application to be alerted of irregular openings or to get a head start on enrollment for 2023!

the tours

Our tours are conducted in correlation with our interviews. We realize it isn’t ideal to get this far into the process prior to visiting so we offer several public events each year to allow for visits. Sign up for our newsletter to be alerted of public events. You can also learn more about our facility on our Sprouts Experience page.

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the tuition

Tuition is based on each child’s age, program and schedule.  Payments are made monthly in 10 equal installments.  

Please contact us regarding Scholarship Opportunities.

7:30 am - 11:30 am

August - May

schedule:

7:00 am - 4:30 pm

August - May

schedule:

2:05 pm - 4:30 pm

Unit 4 School Days: August - May

schedule:

8:00 am - 11:00 am

June & July

schedule:

the links

interest application

Get a head start on our next enrollment.

You will be required to make a Brightwheel account to submit your application.

policies

Get a quick overview of our policies to make sure they will fit with your family.

*Currently being updated for 2022-2023*

newsletter

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