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admissions process

Sprouts is a unique place with a unique enrollment process.

The Sprouts enrollment process follows these steps:

  1. Information Gathering
  2. Interest Application
  3. Official Application 
  4. Interview
  5. Enrollment

1. information gathering

At Sprouts, we teach kids the process of learning about something – it all starts with gathering information. We believe that this is the best way to find the best preschool, childcare, or after-school program for your family.

In fact, we encourage you to gather information about several schools and from several sources –  including reading up on school policies.  At Sprouts, the policies are the foundation of everything we do. Here is a condensed set of ours to peruse:


We do update policies frequently to ensure they are straightforward, fair, and up-to-date.

Calendars are another important item to consider.  Ours align (for the most part) with Champaign Unit 4 calendars, are updated yearly and given at enrollment. 

Sprouts Calendar 21-22

Finally, you want to make sure that the school you choose is within your budget.  Our tuition, found here, is also updated yearly.

tuition 21-22

(PDF download of our specific tuition policies)

2. interest application

Once you’ve gathered all the information, we hope you agree that Sprouts is the best! If so, it’s time to fill out our interest application. 

This is our version of a wait list.  

We use these interest applications to contact interested families when we have openings and/or when we begin interviews for the semester.  

It is a simple form requesting contact information, requested start date Sprouts, and some basic family and child information to help us get to know you a bit better. 

This application requires neither intent to apply/enroll nor guarantee of application/enrollment.  There is no fee associated with any of our applications.

We accept interest applications year-round and fill our enrollment as openings arise, however, we do not often have openings outside of our yearly August enrolllment.

Online Interest Application 

(Make a Brightwheel account to access this version)

Sprouts Interest Application 

(PDF to download and return to info@sprouts.school)

3. & 4. apply & interview

We send out enrollment applications to families with an interest application on file as soon as we have an opening and/or at the beginning of each semester. 

This application does not have an associated fee and includes further in-depth questions about your child and your family.  

We then review applications and interview families.   We prefer to meet the entire family and child at the interview.  We tour the facility, answer questions, and in general make sure we all agree that Sprouts is a good fit for your family.

5. enrollment

After successful interviews, we will invite families to enroll!

Enrollment fees and enrollment paperwork are due upon enrollment offer to hold the child’s spot. 

In the event that a family is deemed a good fit, but there are not suitable openings, we may offer a wait list position.

Remember, Sprouts is a very small school and may not be the best fit for every family!