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Sprout Kids Academy follows the adult-to-child ratios set forth by the Department of Human Services.
Enrollment data varies frequently, please call to confirm availability. (319) 545-5437
Voluntary Preschool Program
Sprout Kids Academy has joined with the Clear Creek Amana School District to participate as a "Community Partner" in the statewide Voluntary Preschool Program (VPP). This program is an educational program sponsored by the State of Iowa designed to provide an opportunity for young children to enter kindergarten ready to learn. Eligible children must be residents of Iowa and be four (4) years of age on or before September 15th. Registration/admission into the Voluntary Preschool Program can be initiated by filling out the preschool registration form on the Clear Creek Amana School District website. (Make sure you list "Sprout" as your first choice.) The program dates (and no school days) for the Voluntary Preschool Program follow the Clear Creek Amana School District calendar. The Voluntary Preschool Program provides eligible children 10 hours per week of quality preschool instruction at no cost to parents. Parents do have the option for their child to receive care and instruction at Sprout Kids Academy beyond the 10 hours provided by the State for a fee. Click on the "Sprout Preschool FAQs" button below for a description of what additional care options are offered. The fee for each level of care can be found on the current rate sheet located on the "Parent Info" tab of the Sprout Kids Academy website. If you have any other questions we would love to hear from you! Feel free to call us at (319) 545-5437.
If you are already enrolled in the Voluntary Preschool Program at Sprout Kids Academy please click on the "Preschool" tab of our website and enter the preschool password to gain access to class information, learning targets and updates.
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
Sprout Kids Academy is committed to providing your child with quality early childhood programming. All of our classrooms, including the infant rooms, will be utilizing a research-based curriculum program called Creative Curriculum. Designed by professionals with over 25 years of experience, Creative Curriculum incorporates the latest research and best practices into their materials and takes the needs of every type of learner into account. Activities are designed to promote positive self-esteem, communication skills, creative expression, and problem-solving. Creative Curriculum helps children and staff to be their most effective while still honoring their creativity.
In addition to providing learning materials, Creative Curriculum also provides a clear and effective way to assess the progress of children. The ongoing assessment of children is the key to planning appropriate learning experiences and helping all children succeed. The comprehensive assessment programs written by Creative Curriculum are fully aligned with Common Core State Standards, State Early Learning Standards, and the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework. At multiple times throughout the year, every child at Sprout Kids Academy will be assessed. Following these assessments, parents will be given the opportunity to sign up for a conference and review their child's progress. Assessment results will then be used to modify programming and allow caregivers to focus their efforts on what is most important for each child's learning and development.
To learn about the research behind the Creative Curriculum program and how this program delivers positive outcomes for all children, follow this link: