THE SPROUT ACADEMY CENTERS
We are an well established organization of preschools in the Seminole, St Pete, Pinellas Park, Belleair, and Clearwater areas of Pinellas County, Florida.
Our classes are very active groups where our children learn many life skills, as well as music and movement, and art. They learn to communicate with each other and with adults. We have warm, nurturing caregivers who are creative and energetic team players and who love working with a variety of age groups. The teachers have a variety of duties, including leading a group of children through an educational curriculum, coordinating lesson plans and classroom activities with the lead teacher, and interacting with children and parents.
Our mission is to provide quality care in a warm, loving, and friendly atmosphere where a bond can be developed between teachers, staff, parents and most of all, every child within our care. We will strive to enhance self-esteem and confidence in every child. We are committed to providing age-appropriate activities that are developmentally challenging. We will create a supportive environment where all members of the school, including children and parents, can feel they are accepted and be team players.
You can have confidence that your child receives the best care and education possible at The Sprout Academy centers.
Our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care. Pursuing accreditation is a voluntary, ongoing commitment that can take up to 2 years to complete. It is a process of intensive self-study and improvement. Accreditation is a mark of distinction that helps you find the best possible educational experience for your child.
Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements. When a center is awarded accreditation they are meeting very rigorous national standards in health, safety, administration and teacher qualifications, curriculum, communication and community involvement. To maintain their certification, our accredited centers must continually exceed high national child care standards.
The Sprout Academy’s commitment to accreditation gives you assurance that every day is a positive, educational and worthwhile experience for your child. You can have confidence that your child receives the best care and education possible at The Sprout Academy.
We choose the APPLE accreditation process.
OUR APPROACH TO EDUCATION
Each day, The Sprout Academy provides a balanced approach to learning, giving you the peace of mind that your child will have fun as he develops socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually.
We give your child the tools to become confident and self-aware. In a caring and stimulating atmosphere, our passionate and engaging teachers give your child endless opportunities to grow, learn, and imagine—whether building a spaceship to blast off to Mars or inviting a new friend to share a story during group time.
While academics play a role in development, we believe there are many other opportunities for enhancing the whole child.
We recognize that curriculum is more than what appears in manuals or a series of activities. We believe curriculum is everything that happens in the classroom, from interactions and meals to singing and playing. We never miss an opportunity to educate.
The Sprout Academy teaches children life skills that go beyond reading, writing, and math.
- Playing with toys helps develop motor skills and teaches lessons about sharing with friends.
- Singing songs while washing hands instills an interest in the arts while forging social bonds and educating children about the need for good hygiene.
Each activity is designed with a specific lesson or outcome in mind. In fact, our activities are designed to align with 140 learning standards that progress sequentially across six developmental domains. Common Core State Standards as well as early learning standards from several states helped inform the scope and sequence of our learning standards.
We provide a balance between choice and structured activities, between group and individual pursuits, and between teacher and child-directed experiences.
We teach seasonally relevant lessons. For example, children learn about gardening in spring and farming in fall. And, we give families the tools to continue the education at home.
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