Below, you will find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about The Sprout School by applicants and Sprout School parents.

If you cannot find the information you are looking for on this page, you may contact Sprout School and we will be happy to answer.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your hours of operation? 

The Sprout School operates from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with full-day options available to every family.

What do I need to bring for my child to attend?

The Sprout School provides breakfast, lunch, and snack. We also provide any formula unless it is prescribed by a physician. We provide water bottles, blankets, and sheets for all enrolled. The only thing a family need to bring is changes of clothes, a lovey for nap, breast milk, and if your child is on a medicated formula you will provide that.

When does the center close 2023-2024?

  • New School Year Preparation (August 29, 2022- September 2, 2022) – parents are not charged tuition this week
  • Labor Day (September 4, 2022)
  • Teacher Work Day  (November 7, 2023)
  • Thanksgiving (November 23 & 24, 2023)
  • Christmas (December 25 & 26, 2023)
  • New Years Day  (January 1, 2024)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 15, 2024)
  • Teacher Work Day (February 19, 2024)
  • Teacher Work Day (April 10, 2024)
  • Memorial Day (May 27, 2024)
  • Teacher Work Day (June 3, 2024)
  • Juneteenth (June 19, 2024)
  • Independence Day (July 4, 2024)

What will happen if my child falls ill while at school?

If the child is unable to participate in classroom activities due to lethargy, coughing, pain or difficulty breathing, they are too sick for school and should remain at home until able to participate. 

If a child becomes ill while at school with any of the symptoms described above and (Fever, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Rash, and Discharge from eyes) the parent or guardian will be called and the child must be picked up as soon as possible (with 1 hour).  

If the child or any member of the child’s family, develops a re-portable communicable illness, as determined by the State Board of Health, The Sprout School must be informed within 24 hours. Life threatening illness must be reported immediately. 

What policies do you currently have in place regarding COVID-19?

We currently discourage parents from coming into the building. Parents drop off at the door and wait for temperature checks before leaving. We bring children to the door for evening pick ups. The Sprout School is a test-to-stay program.

Who can pick up my child?

Your child will only be released to persons you have designated on your child’s registration form as emergency contacts. You may update this form at anytime.

Do you have an immunization policy?

Yes. Children must be up to date on their immunizations to enroll. Per Virginia State Law a religious or medical exemption may be accepted.

What is the student/ teacher ratio?

Each student ratio to teacher is different and is determined based on the age of the youngest child in the classroom. The baseline ratio is Infants 1:4, Ones 1:5, Twos 1:8, Three-Fours 1:10, and Fives 1:20.

Do children need to be potty trained to attend?

Preschool are expected to be potty trained or well into the process of potty training. For toddlers the teacher will work with parents to determine when the child may be ready to begin. Sprout School provides diapers, pull-ups, and wipes.

May I come visit?

Yes once your child is enrolled at The Sprout School, you may visit at any time.  The Sprout School supports parent involvement in the classroom. Family events are offered throughout the year to facility parent and family engagement. We have limited visits and parents in the building since the beginning of COVID.