Sprouts Garden Preschool

Sprouts Garden Preschool is a garden & nature-based preschool program serving 3-5 year olds that puts nature and plants at the heart of the program. The Sprouts program is based on high-quality early childhood education and environmental education practices, and will help lay a foundation of environmental literacy. Studies have shown that children learn best through play and hands-on experiences. Sprouts spend at least 80% of their time outdoors, guided in exploration and learning by skilled early childhood environmental educators.

Sprouts Parent Handbook

Reading our parent handbook (link above) will answer a lot of questions & give you a sense of the Sprouts Preschool Program. 

2022-23 School Year 

Enrollment is open now. See if one of the class schedules below is a good fit for your family. 

Sunflower Sprouts: M/W/F 8:30-11:30am, 3-4 year olds FULL
Alfalfa Sprouts: M/W/F 12:30-3:30pm, 4-5 year olds
Clover Sprouts: Tues & Thurs 8:30-11:30am, 3-4 year olds FULL 
Brussels Sprouts: Tues & Thurs 12:30-3:30pm, 3-4 year olds

Interested in a class that’s full? Complete the enrollment application & pay the $30 application fee to be put on the waitlist. 

Start your child’s application for enrollment with the forms below. The enrollment form and application fee are required to get started, and we will be in touch within a week to confirm we have your information and to let you know the next steps. 

Enrollment Application Form

Application Fee ($30)

Scholarship Application

If you have questions, please contact us by calling 715-261-6309 or email [email protected]

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Primary support for this project was provided through the B.A. & Esther Greenheck Foundation.

Other supporters include:  Dudley Foundation, Bell Family Charitable Foundation, Murco Foundation, Wisconsin Public Service Foundation, Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin, CoVantage Cares Foundation,  E.F. Jablonski Family Foundation, & Mid-Wisconsin Foundation Legacy Fund.

My wife, Dana, and I have been thoroughly impressed by the Monk Botanical Garden’s Sprouts Preschool program so far this year. Our son (5-year-old Elias) leaves home excited for school (that’s saying something!) and comes home thrilled and full of stories. The freedom in nature that is given to the children is something we value highly and deem as important for foundational shaping and learning. – Brad Moore