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The Nature Playground

Just as Sprouts School isn't your usual school, the Sprouts outdoor space simply exceeds expectations.

the size requirements

Illinois DCFS requires daycare centers
to provide an outdoor space that:

-holds 25% of licensed capacity at one time
-has 75 sq ft per child included in the 25%

At Sprouts, the required outdoor area size is:

0
square feet
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This is about the size of
the current Sprouts +
Urban Butterfly Initiative Collaborative Garden.
(enlarged for detail)

You can learn more about the amazing Urban Butterfly Initiative here!

the actual size

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Sprouts provides 7,500 square feet of fenced-in nature playground that children are free to roam, explore, and play. 

Sprouts nature playground size:

Sprouts outdoor area per child:

7,500 square feet

415 square feet

the time requirements

Illinois DCFS requires daycare centers to:

-provide daily indoor and outdoor activities in which children make use of both large and small muscles

-encourage children of all ages to participate daily in at least 2 occasions of age-appropriate outdoor time, weather permitting, and in a safe environment.

At Sprouts, the required outdoor time is:

n/a : no time required. 60 minutes per child recommended.

NO time required.

60 minutes per child RECOMMENDED

sprouts champaign urbana school art nature outdoor preschool childcare daycare after-school camp urban forest kindergarten outside waldorf montessori reggio

This is about the size of
the current Sprouts +
Urban Butterfly Initiative Collaborative Garden.
(enlarged for detail)

You can learn more about the amazing Urban Butterfly Initiative here!

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Ready to begin your journey with Sprouts?