Infants, Toddlers, and Twos: We know that the first three years of life are critical to a child's development. During this delicate period, children are discovering who they are and how others respond to them. They are learning how to relate to others, what it means to express their feelings, and whether they are loved. Our Infant and Toddler certified teachers and assistants are knowledgeable about creating individual programs to meet the needs of every child.
Preschoolers: As they learn to understand others and express their ideas more efficiently, the environment of a preschooler becomes larger and richer. In addition to this growth, preschoolers are changing physically and gaining strength, agility, and coordination. Sprouts Childcare Center is able to provide an atmosphere that fosters these milestones. Our educated and certified staff know that there is ongoing progress within each child. During this cycle, teachers interact with children continuously and make decisions about when and how to repsond to meet individual and group needs.
School-Agers: Children ages 5-9 can be enrolled in our Before and After school program. Transportation is provided by the school system to and from Runnymede Elementary School and North Carroll Community School. An afternoon snack, homework help, and other enriching activities are planned and implemented through the program. Older children will be able to plan their own afternoon schedule. We realize that school-agers have different needs. Some need downtime after school, while others want to work and play independently. The school-age teachers and group leaders are specially trained to guide and assist these children, while letting them feel a sense of independence and autonomy.