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Childcare Programming

Infant and Toddler Care

Educational Programming:

Sprout provides quality care and education for children ages six weeks to six years.

All of our programming is closely aligned with Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (WMELS). We create interest areas where children learn through play.

Our experienced and highly qualified teachers are experts in “teachable moments”. All our teachers use intentional planning for their lessons.

This means that the teacher is assessing your child’s individual developmental needs and creating lessons that will foster growth and development in that area. Creative Curriculum guides all our lessons.

The environments are aligned with Early Childhood Environments Rating Scales (ECERS) and Infant Toddler Environment Rating Scales (ITERS) rating scales.

We believe that communication between our staff and parents is an extremely important part of your child's growth and development. Your child will spend a good portion of their time with us, so we want to be sure you know what's happening with him/her as they learn and grow, or if they need some extra support or guidance in certain areas.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: Guidance Memorandum 8C: Civil Rights Requirements for the CACFP Revision Date: 12/15 Page 5 of 9 (1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov This institution is an equal opportunity provider

Enrichment Programming:

Sprout offers the following additional enrichment progams:

  • Yoga
    • Provided by Healthy Hut Studios
    • Each classroom at Sprout receives weekly instructor led sessions
    • Focus on age appropriate movements in every classroom
    • Teaches self-awareness, focus, calming techniques, and encourages healthy habits.
  • Dance
    • Provided by Appause Dance Academy
    • Weekly classes for 18 months and older.
    • Highest standards of dance education.
    • Positive, nurturing environment for learning and self expression.
  • Sign Language
    • Starts at age 3 months
    • Baby sign language is a set of simple hand gestures that correspond to common words used with your baby every day.
    • Boost communication with pre-verbal childen.
    • Continues into American Sign Language

 

Quality Childcare Food Program

Quality Food Program

Sprout is proud to be the pilot center for Wisconsin's FarmToECE program. As a part of the FarmToECE program, children also learn where food is produced. During the summer months, the onsite vegetable garden is used to grow items that the kitchen then integrates into meals for the kids to experience.

Our menu was developed by our food service staff to be prepared from scratch using fresh/fresh frozen vegetables and non-processed protiens.

All menus are posted in the Parent Information area. Meal menus are rotated on a 5 week schedule.

Nutrition consultation is provided on an ongoing basis by a representative from the Department of Public Instruction which administers the USDA Food Program, along with input from our FarmToECE partners.

Attention has been given to provide variety in the menus which allow the children to experience a variety of textures, scents, and tastes.

All meals are served family style with individual serving bowls at each table, and staff members will sit at the tables and eat with the children.

 

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