OUR PROGRAMS

Welcome to Sprouts Early Learning Academy! At Sprouts, we believe that learning HAS to be fun, age-appropriate, and hands-on, so that’s exactly the type of education we provide. We provide our students with a friendly learning environment by offering loving staff members, age-appropriate classroom materials, and engaging activities that help their minds and bodies grow. At Sprouts, we have the perfect balance of fun and learning, which makes for happy and healthy students.

Sprouts follows the State of Iowa guidelines for student program placement by utilizing September 15th for program eligibility. CLICK HERE for our current school supply list.  Students will be placed in the program that reflects their age as of September 15th of the enrollment year. For example, a student must be 2 years old on September 15th to be in the two year old program. 

We currently offer the following programs:

2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR PROGRAMS

2 YEAR-OLD FULL DAY PROGRAM
($245 per week)

Sprouts provides a 2 year-old program that is available from 7:00am – 6:00pm, Monday through Friday. This program is filled with opportunities to sing, dance, and play, but also provides hands-on activities to help your child grow cognitively (mind), physically (body), emotionally (feelings), and socially (friendships). Our classroom follows a consistent schedule that is posted using pictures that allow our students to learn the daily routine. Before long, our students know the general flow of our day and learn to anticipate the coming activities, such as snack time, free play, and rest time. Students at this age thrive with consistency, so our program prepares these students to be ready for the formal preschool environment that will follow next year.


3 YEAR-OLD FULL DAY PROGRAM
(INCLUDES THE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM)
($235 per week)

Sprouts provides a full day 3 year-old program that is available from 7:00am – 6:00pm, Monday through Friday. This program provides students a full day, formal preschool education. Each student’s brain, body, emotions, and friendships will grow through their experiences in our classroom. A large portion of the preschool day is spent in discovery centers, where students get the chance to learn about the world by exploring various materials, toys, books, puzzles, and games. Our knowledgeable staff helps to guide students through the learning process in these centers by asking targeted questions during those experiences. For example, conflict resolution and problem-solving are two skills that are gradually acquired through the experience of having to share materials with other children. Our program also utilizes a variety of formal curriculums, such as Handwriting Without Tears, in order to provide school-readiness skills. Students leave our preschool program ready for a seamless transition to a 4 year-old program.


3 YEAR-OLD PRESCHOOL ONLY PROGRAM
($140/month)

This program provides students three hours (8:15-11:15am), two days a week of formal preschool education. Each student’s brain, body, emotions, and friendships grow through their experiences in our classroom. A large portion of the preschool day is spent in discovery centers, where students get the chance to learn about the world by exploring various materials, toys, books, puzzles, and games. Our knowledgeable staff helps to guide students through the learning process in these centers by asking targeted questions during those experiences. For example, conflict resolution and problem-solving are two skills that are gradually acquired through the experience of having to share materials with other children. Our program also utilizes a variety of formal curriculums, such as Handwriting Without Tears, in order to provide school-readiness skills. Students leave our preschool program ready for a seamless transition to a 4 year-old program.


4 & 5 YEAR-OLD AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
($130 per week)

Sprouts provides an after-school program for 4 and 5 year-old students Monday through Friday until 6:00pm. This program follows the Carlisle Elementary School schedule. Parents send their child to school in the morning via school bus from home or drop off at the school, then students ride the school bus to join our Sprouts program through our closing hours at 6:00pm. These students have opportunities to continue learning after their school day through discovery centers, outdoor play and free play options. If your child does not attend Carlisle Elementary School and you are in need of after-school care for your 4 or 5 year-old, please call to discuss further options that may be available.

This program rate is based on a 5-day schedule that includes full-day care Wednesday, as well as after-school care on the remaining weekdays. In the instance of a no-school day, a daily fee will be added to accommodate the additional attendance hours if your child joins us.


2022 SUMMER FULL-DAY PROGRAMS

(2 year-old program – $245 per week)
(3 year-old program – $235 per week)
(4 & 5 year-old program – $225 per week)

Sprouts provides a summer program for students ages 2 through 5. We serve families from 7:00am – 6:00pm, Monday through Friday. During our summer programs, students continue their learning by participating in fun and engaging, hands-on activities and projects. Our summer activities encourage our students to stay curious and continue the growth of their cognitive (mind), physical (body), emotional (feelings), and social (friendships) skills. This program includes the perfect balance of both structure and play. Students will extend their learning throughout the summer months and will be ready to jump back into their classrooms when school is back in session.



Drop-In Care

Daily rate: $50

Drop-in care may be available when space allows. Parents must verify availability each time drop-in care is requested and space is not guaranteed. Drop-in rates reflect a full day of childcare. Prepayment is expected at the time the student is dropped off. Students must have completed a registration and turned in all paperwork before drop-in care may be utilized.