The official Online Application Period for Fall 2023-24 Seedlings and Little Seedlings is Jan. 30-Feb. 10, 2023.
If you are interested in applying to Fall 2023-24 Seedlings or Little Seedlings, please read about the application process below.
*Seedlings is for children ages 3-6. Children must be 3 years old by Sept. 1, 2023.
Step 1: Attend an Introduction to Seedlings Meeting.
In this meeting, you’ll learn about Sunflower’s educational philosophy and tour our indoor and outdoor classroom spaces. This meeting is for adults and babies in arms only. No older children, please.
Step 2: Attend a Seedlings Visiting Day with your child.
Prospective Seedlings and their parents must attend the program as visitors for at least one day. This visit is important, as it will determine if the program meets everyone’s needs. Visitor fee is $40 per visit. Call 561 501-6615 to schedule.
Step 3: Complete Application Form and pay Application Fee.
Online application form must be completed between Jan. 30 – Feb. 10, 2023. Application does not ensure enrollment. An Application Fee, which covers the administrative costs of processing your application, is $50 per child and is non-refundable.
In Seedlings, hands-on sensory experiences in Play, Nature and the Arts (think melting crayons, befriending worms and building moats in the sand) spark passion, grow confidence and encourage curiosity – skills that serve children well in their future academic lives.
But life isn’t all about academics… In this mixed-age environment, children also learn skills that help them lead more meaningful, connected lives out in the world. Skills like creative problem solving, conflict resolution, communication, empathy and respect for others. The element that ties everything together is community. Seedlings students and parents form the heart of the Sunflower community, supporting each other in learning and in life.
Children attend five days a week, either for a morning or an afternoon session. Seedlings is a drop-off program with a parent cooperative component. Parent participation is required. This aspect of our program is essential and allows for a great deal of parental involvement and input. Parent co-op responsibilities will range from 3 to 10 hours a month depending on needs that month. Parents who are unable to volunteer in the classroom will be assigned jobs which can be done in the evening or on the weekends.
Learn more at an Intro to Seedlings meeting!