Your Child Is in Great Hands
Thank you for considering us as your in-home daycare and nursery. We have been in business since 2014 and have been operating under a new name of Little Sprouts since the Summer of 2020. We are excited that you are here!
When I think of our childhood program, I think of many things. In short I consider us a mixture of several learning opportunities. We are faith-driven, child-led, play-based, nature heavy, and Walldorf inspired with a sprinkle of Montessori thrown in. Let me explain in more depth below.
Children come into the world eager to learn, and into families that have high hopes for them. Providers and preschool educators should partner with families to realize these hopes and I believe that this is what we are doing in our program. You have chosen to entrust us with them, and it is our responsibility to be faithful in that trust.
3 values we have for the children to follow are:
· Do not hurt people or animals. Hate has no place here.
· Do not hurt another person's belongings.
This means physically, mentally, or emotionally. We encourage our children to always use kindness and respect when engaging with others and respect belongings or projects that are not theirs.
· It's ok not to share.
"Traditional sharing expects young kids to give up something the instant someone else demands. As adults, we expect people to wait their turn. We might gladly lend our phone to a friend or even a stranger, but we want them to wait until we’re done. The same should apply to kids: let the child keep a toy until she’s “all done.” It’s turn-taking. It’s sharing. But the key is it’s child-directed turn-taking."
If our environment is not set according to what the children had planned on doing, they are empowered to let us know what they need, and we will get them what we need if we can.
It is THEIR childhood.
It is THEIR ideas.
It is THEIR plan.
It is THEIR struggles.
It is THEIR solutions.
It is THEIR success.
Our world doesn’t need people who can’t think for themselves. Our world needs innovators, independent thinkers, collaborators and motivated humans. The children are the curriculum. That means exactly what it sounds like: the children lead their learning.
We want children to feel that this place is theirs and we look forward to meeting yours.