Sprouts is Caity & Ellen. There is no other place like it.
With occasional substitute help from their mother, Claire (“Grammy”), sisters Caity & Ellen perform each and every job involved in running a small childcare business – from designing curriculum to teaching it, from ordering groceries & supplies to making lunches and cleaning up, from texting and emailing with families to making this website.
Sisters Caity & Ellen both grew up in central Champaign, attending Unit 4 schools followed by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where they each earned Early Childhood teaching degrees and licenses.
Caity lives with her husband, three children, and too many pets in central Champaign. In addition to her family, she loves crafts, Lake Michigan, and reading.
“As the Sprouts mastermind, Caity’s passion for learning makes her the knower of all possibilities and solutions. With patience and warmth, she creates a safe, loving environment where she encourages wonder and engages hearts and minds in every moment.” -Ellen
Favorite Nature Project at Sprouts:
“The spontaneous ones! Within our curriculum we plan a ton of nature projects, but the ones that the kids engineer themselves are the really memorable ones.”