The Sprout House has children ages 6 weeks to 2 years.  We have 3 lead teachers plus 2-3 aides so our ratio is maintained at 4 children per adult.  Our center is unique in that the babies are able to move throughout the center and use all of the rooms and not be assigned to only one space.  We divide the groups as necessary based on age and development.  We have no more than 18 babies in the center at one time.  

Our daily schedule is set by the needs of the babies.  At around 1 year old, we start transitioning the babies to a more structured schedule, but until that time everything (feedings, naps) is done on each baby's individual schedule.  Because of our small numbers, even after a baby turns 1 year old we are able to transition the babies based on their individual needs.

The teachers choose the toys and activities based on the children's developmental needs and rotate them accordingly.  Children are allowed to move through the program areas freely and choose what they would like to do.  We take the babies outside daily, weather permitting.  

After the older group turns 2 years old, we transition the group all together to Rainbow.