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Childcare Programming

La Crosse Childcare Programming

Infant and Toddler Care

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:, 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: This institution is an equal opportunity provider

Quality Childcare Food Program

Quality Food Program

Menus for lunch are prepared by the Food Service Personnel and rotate on a specific schedule.

All menus are posted in the Parent Information area, and sent via the electronic newsletter.

Nutrition consultation is provided on an ongoing basis by a representative from the Department of Public Instruction which administers the USDA Food Program.

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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