Little Sprouts

12 - 24 Months

Little Sprouts

Little Sprouts are in the adorable stage between young baby and toddler! We see so much value in separating our Little Sprouts childcare program from their younger and older counterparts due to their developmental needs and individual interests. Little Sprouts are young children between 12-24 months who are unsteady walkers who are just beginning to get into everything!

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Meet Your Little Sprout

  • I am starting to walk or waddle.
  • I am super excited about the world around me and want to taste everything.
  • I love to silly songs and listen to repetitive books I can follow along with.
  • I am becoming aware of my surroundings and am sensitive to changes in my environment.
  • I like my routine and probably have a favorite “blankie or lovie”.
  • I make my opinions well known to parents and caregivers easily.
  • I’m a drama king/queen! Little Sprouts can go from happy and giggly, to exhausted or frustrated in a moment- try not to take it personally!
  • I love to be cuddled (when it suits me!) and to engage with caregivers but give me time to explore my world! I love noisy toys, baby board books and textures! I’ll put them in my mouth every single time so keep a close eye on me!

Why Choose Our Waddlers Classroom

  • Little Acorns are usually moved into our Little Sprouts area once they are getting steady on their feet, trying to feed themselves and have transitioned to napping once per day.
  • The transition between Little Acorns and Little Sprouts is done slowly, usually over several weeks, and with much communication between daycare teachers, parents, and the administrator so your child ’s routine is as consistent as possible.
  • The Little Sprouts classroom is designed to enrich, nurture, and engage every baby in our care.
  • Safety is our main priority- all childcare teachers are First Aid and CPR trained.
  • Preschool teachers covering for daycare staff lunch breaks are consistent so that all caregivers know your child’s needs.
  • Each child has a main caregiver who is assigned to 6 of fewer children.
  • We utilize Smartcare to document each day noting any specific requests or milestones. Smartcare will also give you daily notes which include pictures, lesson plans and information about your child’s day (eating, sleeping, diapering, etc.).
  • We work closely with our families to create a program that fits their child’s pattern for sleeping, eating, playing and learning.
  • Our childcare teachers are continually trained to encourage and enhance every aspect of your child’s development and growth.

Little Sprouts Activities

During a typical day, your Little Sprout will do many activities:

  • Morning meeting/circle time including a welcome song and greeting each child by name.
  • Music or art activities are typically done at least daily.
  • Outdoor time includes push car rides, play on play area with preschool teacher and friends.
  • Literature, nursery rhymes and fingerplays.
  • Snacks and lunch are offered according to daycare center menu or parent wishes and amounts eaten documented, babies are cuddled while being fed a bottle.
  • Diapers are checked regularly and documented accordingly.
  • Explore appropriate manipulative materials and blocks chosen to enhance brain development.
  • Explore sensory motor activities designed to enhance the 5 senses.
  • Naptime cuddling and rocking with lullaby music if needed.
  • Plenty of time for gross motor play and to practice walking, balancing and standing.

Our Little Sprouts program offers a full time option only for $250.00 per week.

We require an annual $100.00 registration/supply fee per child.

Tuition and Enrollment Policies
  • Batteries: AA, C, D, or AAA
  • Bibs: Baby Bjorn
  • Blanket: No larger than standard "throw" and must fit in cubby
  • Board Books: Boys - 2 Books
  • Bubbles
  • Change of Clothing: 2 sets
  • Crayons: 1 Box of Jumbo Crayons
  • Sippy Cups: Two "The First Years" - Take and Toss Cups (4 Pack)
  • Diapers
  • Markers(washable): 1 pack of fat markers
  • Washable Finger Paints: Boys - Primary Colors; Girls - Secondary Colors
  • Paint set, water color, 8 basic colors: Girls
  • Photos
  • Playdough
  • Shoes
  • Teething Toy: No gel filled
  • Tissues: Three 200 ct. boxes
  • Trash Bags: Three packs of 4 gal. or smaller
  • Baby Wipes: 2 Packs and as needed
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Wooden Puzzle, 5 pieces or less; age appropriate: Girls
  • Ziplocks: 2 boxes sandwich size

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Arrival/Free Choice/Routine Care

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Free Choice/Optional Teacher Directed Activity

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Wash Hands/Morning Snack/Free Choice/Routine Care

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Circle Time/Routine Care

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Outside Play/Learning Time

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Wash Hands/Routine Care/Lunch Time

11:50 AM - 12:45 PM

Small Group Time/Routine Care

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM

Mats Down

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Rest Time/Quiet Free Time

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Wash Hands/Routine Care/Afternoon Snack

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Free Choice/Visitor Activites

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Outside Play

5:00 PM

Nursery Closed

Routine care is done on an individual schedule or as needed. Diapering is done every 1.5 to 2 hours or as needed.

If we can't go outside then physical activites will be provided in the classroom. Such as a pop-up tunnel, music and movement, dramatic play, blocks, obstacles, etc.

Activity will include music, art, manipulative, story time, reading, writing, and math tasks.

For successful toilet training daycare teachers and parents should communicate frequently. Children will be taken to the potty when they show interest. Often if one child is being potty trained; other children will be interested and follow along. Please be sure to practice washing hands after each visit to the bathroom.

Children will not be punished for not using the toilet ("accidents"), as a body awareness and learning progress at different rates for different children. Your child may be ready around age 2, or not until 3 years old. If a child is in the preschool classroom and struggles with self-toileting we may recommend that parents seek advice from a developmental pediatrician or other qualified healthcare provider. Children in the childcare classroom should be making steady progress in this development to continue successfully in a group daycare classroom environment.