The Nature Explore Classroom at
Little Sprouts Academy
We are honored to be an extension of each child’s family, recognizing that the family is the primary caregiver and source for all areas of development. We want Little Sprouts (child care) to be a partner with your family and feel like a “second home”!
Little Sprouts understands the importance of connecting with families and building upon children’s home experiences. We also believe that connecting experiences at our center with the happenings in children’s daily lives helps to build a deeper understanding of how children learn best. At Little Sprouts we guide children to learn and develop by giving a wide variety of opportunities to play and explore the world around them in order to reach their full potential at each milestone in their development.
Not only do we find education a priority at Little Sprouts, but the environment surrounding children is highly valued as well. We help children by carefully planning the environment they learn in, toys they play with, food they eat, water they drink, and chemicals they are exposed to. At Little Sprouts, we strive to keep as many toxins and chemicals out of our bodies as possible. Whether it is the food, water, cleaning products, or air; we strive to keep it all clean!
We believe that clear, open, and honest communication sets the stage for better experiences for staff, children, and their families. Additionally, involvement from parents, families, staff, and community is recognized as a means to enhance our program; involvement is strongly encouraged and welcomed. In our center, we have an open, respectful, understanding, collaborative, encouraging, and accepting environment. We welcome and encourage you to be a part of our environment any way you feel comfortable. Little Sprouts is constantly growing, learning, modifying, and making improvements to enhance the development of your children and our family.
At Little Sprouts, we focus on the “whole child” including social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. We aim to foster curiosity, uniqueness, self-esteem, self-worth, self-discipline, independence, patience, collaboration, and respect for self, others, and the environment. Through experiential learning, children have opportunities to develop academically in language and literacy skills, math, science, social studies, the arts, cooking, and technology. We provide an environment where children can explore values and seek to learn about differences and uniqueness, while also bringing people together with similarities.
A big focus in these younger years of life is on social and emotional development. We feel that these first years of life are vital for setting a good foundation for a sense of self-worth and seeing worth in others. We focus on developing social skills, making good choices, and exhibiting good manners.
We provide a structured routine to help children feel comfortable and confident. With our nurturing environment, we strive for the maximum development of our children. All experiences fostered by our staff will be developmentally appropriate for each child and will be derived from a variety of resources. Of course, through their experiences, the children will be prepared for each area of development and for their next step of schooling, including getting ready for kindergarten and grade school.
100 Cobblestone Lane
Burnsville, MN 55337