What ages does your school serve?
Sprouts Academy Preschool serves children ages 2 - 6 years old in our Preschool and Kindergarten Prep programs.
Infant and toddler programs are available at 2 nearby Bright Horizons centers: Bright Horizons at River East and Bright Horizons at Clybourn.
Where is your school located?
Sprouts Academy Preschool is located at 350 West Ontario Street in Chicago's River North neighborhood. We are short walk from the Brown line Chicago stop and Ward Park.
How much is tuition at Sprouts Academy Preschool?
Tuition rates are established in alignment with comparable, high-quality preschools in the surrounding area. When establishing these rates, Sprouts Academy Preschool works hard to balance tuition rates with the need to deliver the highest quality care possible. Our tuition rates take into account the following factors:
·Lower classroom ratios and smaller group sizes
·Professional training, management, and support for teachers
·Ample equipment and resources for children and families
·Special programs at the center that are included in tuition such as meals, yoga or music, and other enrichments
Actual monthly tuition will vary by family depending on the number of days per week the child(ren) will be in the center, the program in which they’ll be enrolled, etc. To find out more information about the specific tuition rate that will meet your family’s needs and schedule, please contact the center directly at (312) 944-6363.
Are all staff trained in CPR and First Aid?
All Bright Horizons center staff are trained in CPR and first aid. Once an employee is hired, they are required to fulfill 16 hours of training through our new employee orientation. This training takes place over a two-day period, where the employee spends time observing each age group in the center. Teachers must successfully complete first aid and CPR training, in addition to local licensing and/or Department of Health requirements (e.g., food handler safety card.)
Where can I learn more about other Bright Horizons locations?
We have many centers across the US, and each center reflects the unique personality of its leadership and community. To find the best fit for you and your family find a child care center near you.
I'm not quite ready to enroll in the center but I am interested in continuing to hear about what is happening at the center. How can I get information more regularly?
We encourage any family interested in center information, regular updates and invitations to the many events we are planning, to contact us.
What is NAEYC accreditation?
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has developed standards to define and recognize quality child care programs. In order to be accredited, a child care program must meet a variety of strict criteria, including having a well-trained faculty, good staff-child ratios and group sizes, and a comprehensive curriculum, as well as meet stringent health and safety standards. The program must also provide meaningful opportunities for family involvement.
What if I’d like to enroll but the center doesn’t have space available?
Finding the right daycare and early education solution can be a lengthy process. Our best recommendation is to start early! Even if your preferred Bright Horizons center doesn’t currently have space available, we still recommend registration for your first choice center. At Bright Horizons, you can register at up to three locations. Once registered, we will add you to our wait list and you will be offered a space as soon as one is available. For many families on a wait list, Bright Horizons offers the ability to enroll a nearby center on a temporary basis, or until your first choice center becomes available. If you’d like further advice on how to find the best preschool for your family, take a listen to our webinar on finding a quality preschool program.