Our mission

Our purpose is to provide an outstanding early childhood education program that nurtures the whole child in a home-like environment, supporting each child’s unique needs during the crucial early developmental stages; giving them the foundation to have a successful transition to school and ultimately thrive in their adult lives.

Our teachers

All Sprouts Teachers are certified in Infant/Child First Aid and CPR, Bloodborne Pathogens Training, have passed Federal Background Checks, are well-trained and experienced in working with children.  Many of our teachers also already have or are pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education.  Sprouts Preschool and Childcare has been licensed by the State of Washington and is inspected by the Edmonds Fire Department.

Our food program

We provide all meals, snacks and beverages. Please note that Sprouts is a peanut-free facility.  We specialize in accommodating food allergies. We follow the USDA food program guidelines for child nutrition.

Our philosophy

We offer full-time and part-time childcare as well as drop-in childcare to best accommodate each individual family’s scheduling needs.  We plan family field trips and other community-building events throughout the school year on weekends, to allow families to attend together.

We provide individualized care for all children by offering ultra-low ratios.  We also offer organic, wholesome meals and snacks and are sensitive to children with any allergies; valuing inclusion as well as safety.

​We view each moment of a child’s day as an opportunity for growth and exploration.  Our program offers research-based, integrated curriculum with monthly themes through daily teacher-led as well as child-led, child-focused activities that support each child’s social, emotional, physical, language, and cognitive development.

We spend time reading the Bible, exploring the life of Jesus and the love He has for each child.  Children learn about the world around them and how they relate to it.

We continually strive for excellence in best practice and quality Early Childhood Education.  Our staff is committed to ongoing professional development.

Programs

We offer full-time and part-time childcare.  We also offer drop-in childcare as space allows. Meals, snacks, beverages, linens, diapers, wipes, utensils, supplies, & activities are provided in each classroom.

Infants

8 weeks - 12 months
Capacity: 5 infants, 2 teachers

In the infants class, children enjoy playing with toys, reading time, listening to music, tummy time, and plenty of time playing outside.

Sprouts will provide all meals, snacks, utensils, diapers, wipes, organic formula if used, and linens. Parents will provide breast milk, if used, as well as extra clothes.

Infants' daily routine will include meal time, play time and sleeping time according to their own needs.  Each child will have their own crib to rest and plenty of space to play.  

Toddlers

12 months - 35 months
Capacity: 13 toddlers, 3 teachers

In the toddlers classrooms, children will enjoy playing with toys, books, stories, and plenty of time playing outside. We offer a 1 Year Old Class as well as a 2 Year Old Class.

The toddlers classes also include enrichment activities such as music, dance, and yoga lessons.

Sprouts will provide all meals, snacks, utensils, diapers, wipes, organic formula if used, and linens. Parents will provide breast milk, if used, as well as extra clothes.

Toddlers' daily routine will include meal time, play time and sleeping time according to their own needs.  Each child will have their own nap cot to rest and plenty of space to play.  

Preschool

3 years - 5 years
Capacity: 20 children, 4 teachers

The Sprouts Preschool Program is for children ages 3 years through 5 years old. We offer a 3 Year Old Preschool class as well as a 4/5 Year Old Pre-K Class. Each child learns at their own pace and we support that learning with our excellent teacher to child ratios and well-rounded curriculum. Potty training is not a requirement for Sprouts Preschool.

The Sprouts Preschool Program is offered Monday through Friday.​ We provide a research-based integrated curriculum with monthly themes through daily activities and discovery projects which support each child's social, emotional, physical, language, and cognitive development.

Children learn about the world around them, who created it, and how they relate to it.  We spend time in class reading the Bible, exploring the life of Jesus, and the love He has for each child.

Preschoolers enjoy family field trips and other community-building events throughout the school year!  Details available in your Welcome Packet.

Children enjoy enrichment activities such as music, dance, and yoga lessons.

ADMINISTRATIVE Team

Jennifer Gifford
Owner & Director

Jennifer has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Washington with a major in Behavioral Ethics of Law, a minor in Philosophy, and continues to take classes in Early Childhood Education.  She lives in Edmonds with her husband Graham, and three children, Andrew, Joshua, and Josephine.  After taking dance lessons throughout her childhood, Jennifer taught dance at her local dance studio and studied ballet at UW.   She worked as a nanny for over 10 years, then opened her Family Childcare Facility in her home in 2008 after having their first child.  In the Fall of 2015, she moved Sprouts out of her home and into it's current space to serve more families and teachers.  She is honored to provide a safe home away from home that families trust to care for and teach their young children.

Katie Hansen
Program Supervisor

Katie has a Bachelor’s Degree from Central Washington University, where she double majored in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education.  She also has her Elementary Education Teaching Certificate.  She previously taught first grade for 7 years before becoming a mom.   Katie was born and raised in the Shoreline area and currently lives in Lake Stevens with her husband Nathan, and two children, Gavin and Brooklyn.  Serving in her church community is a big part of her life outside of her work.  She is passionate about her role in supervising our overall program, coordinating our curriculum in the classrooms, and assisting in staff development.

Marie Natallanni
Assistant Director, Chef

Marie grew up in the city of Snohomish with her mom, dad, and younger brother.  She enjoyed playing in the woods, baking, and taking part in marching band at school.  She Graduated from Seattle Culinary School in 2007 and worked for many years as a pastry chef.  After serving in the children’s department at church with Jennifer for years, she decided to join our team as a teacher and chef and has grown into the role of Assistant Director.  She lives in Edmonds with her husband, Zander, and they enjoy raising chickens in their backyard.   She loves being able to make everyone’s day as smooth as possible, working hard to help all of the children and staff throughout the day.

OUR TEAM

Meet our talented, experienced, and loving teachers and administrative staff!

Our Team

Ms. Jennifer, Owner
Ms. Katie, Program Supervisor
Ms. Marie, Director & Chef
Ms. Rida, Infant Teacher and Toddler Substitute
Ms. Jessica, Lead Infant Teacher
Ms. Zaya, Lead Toddler Teacher
Ms. Lindsay, Toddler Teacher
Ms. Haylee, Assistant Director & Lead Preschool Teacher/Supervisor
Ms. Makayla, Preschool Teacher
Ms. Srima, Preschool Teacher
Ms. Anna, Co-Program Supervisor, Summer Kindergarten Prep Teacher
Ms. Liliana, Kitchen Assistant

PRICING

We offer full day and half day schedules. Tuition is due weekly.

Full Days

Infants
5 Days: $574/wk
4 Days: $526/wk
3 Days: $449/wk
2 Days: $343/wk
1 Day: $209/wk

Drop in: $20/hr, 2 hr min.
Toddlers
5 Days: $494/wk
4 Days: $447/wk
3 Days: $383/wk
2 Days: $292/wk
1 Day: $179/wk

Drop in: $18.50/hr, 2 hr min.
Preschool
5 Days: $452/wk
4 Days: $402/wk
3 Days: $359/wk
2 Days: $276/wk
1 Day: $167/wk

Drop in: $17.50/hr, 2 hr min.

Half Days

Infants
5 Days: $409/wk
4 Days: $358/wk
3 Days: $292/wk
2 Days: $226/wk
1 Day: $134/wk

Drop in: $20/hr, 2 hr min.
Toddlers
5 Days: $349/wk
4 Days: $301/wk
3 Days: $250/wk
2 Days: $190/wk
1 Day: $113/wk

Drop in: $18.50/hr, 2 hr min.
Preschool
5 Days: $318/wk
4 Days: $274/wk
3 Days: $234/wk
2 Days: $178/wk
1 Day: $109/wk

Drop in: $17.50/hr, 2 hr min.
ADDITIONAL FEES
To hold a spot that has been offered to your family, a non-refundable deposit ($100 enrollment fee + the first week of tuition) is required.


Drop-In Childcare:
Must be booked within 2 weeks of the date that care is needed.
Tuition Rates Include:
Meals, snacks, beverages, linens, diapers, wipes, utensils, supplies, & activities.
Enrollment Fee: $100/family. Due at the time of enrollment and every September thereafter for re-enrollment.
Sibling discount:  10% off weekly tuition for oldest sibling scheduled during the same times as sibling for weekly care.


WEEKLY PAYMENTS
Weekly tuition payments are due each Monday via AutoPay.
A $20 late fee will be applied to the next invoice for any late payments.  Any NSF fees will be applied to your account.


LATE PICKUP
If a parent will be late to pick a child up or needs to drop a child off earlier than the scheduled time; please call or text 206.226.2595 ASAP before the scheduled time to be sure that your child can be accommodated.  Parents will be charged the normal weekly rate for extra time in childcare if under 10 hours for scheduled full day or 5 hours for scheduled half day.  If a parent is late to pick up or early to drop off with no advance notice, you will be charged TWICE the hourly drop in rate for the extra time.

*Rates effective as of September 7, 2021.

Get in touch

Please reach out with any questions about our program. To check availability, schedule a tour, or join the waitlist, please click the "Check Availability / Waitlist" button in the menu.
Phone
206-226-2595
Hours
7:30am - 5:00pm
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