A Playground Built for Learning
Not just a typical children’s playground, Sproutlings’ outdoor environment is a natural creation of an open park where children can play, explore, climb, run and learn. There is ample room to explore the outdoors and to dig in the sand. Our goal in creating our outdoor environment is to provide opportunities for open-ended, creative play alongside the natural environment and built structures that provide physical challenges to promote the development of large motor skills.
Regular Outdoor Activities
Sproutlings strives to stimulate a love of the outdoors among children of all age groups. Weather permitting, we take our groups outside two times each day. We use our outdoor environment as an extension of our indoor learning environment, so while there is plenty of opportunity for free play outside, our teachers take advantage of the natural outdoor setting, developing lessons about life cycles, plant growth and environmental concerns.
For our youngest learners, who are not yet walking, an area is set aside where they can comfortably and safely explore.
Growing a Garden
We are creating a garden where children can participate in the excitement of cultivating a plant from a seedling and watching the development of a delicious, natural treat. The children decide what will be planted and care for the plants alongside their teachers.