Apply to Seedlings/Little Seedlings

The official Online Application Period for Fall 2024-25 Seedlings and Little Seedlings has ended. 

If you are interested in joining the Waitlist for Fall 2024-25 Seedlings or Little Seedlings, please read about the application process below.

Seedlings is for ages 3-6. Children must be 3 years old by Sept. 1, 2024.

Little Seedlings is for ages 2-3. Children must be 2 years old by Sept. 1, 2024.

Children under these ages may be considered at the admission team’s discretion.

Seedlings and Little Seedlings 3-Step Application Process

We’ve designed the application process to ensure your family and Sunflower are a good fit for each other. Applicants for Seedlings or Little Seedlings must complete three steps (in order):

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 and Pay Application Fee

Online application form must be completed to be added to the waitlist. 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. 

Acceptance and Enrollment: Fall 2024

Sunflower will notify families of acceptance, class placement and financial aid (if requested), and waitlist status as spaces become available. Acceptance into the program is at the discretion of the admission team’s review and is based on space availability.

To complete enrollment, families should accept offered placement in 2024/25 Seedlings by returning their signed commitment, along with the payment of $200 per family enrollment fee by the date indicated in your enrollment offer 

Families who apply for need-based financial aid will receive a separate notification about the status of their financial aid application.

Seedlings

*Seedlings is for ages 3-6. Children must be 3 years old by Sept. 1, 2024.
Children under this age may be considered at the admission team’s discretion.

About Seedlings

Seedlings preschool is a play-based learning environment that nurtures imagination, science and nature exploration, arts expression and literacy and gives children and parents tools for empowered communication and peaceful problem-solving skills.

About Our Parent Cooperative

Seedlings is a parent cooperative program. 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.

Class Schedule 2024/25 (August 19, 2024 – May 23, 2025) *36-week program

*Dates may be subject to change.

5 Half-Day Morning Session, 8:00 am – 11:30 am, includes snack.

5 Half-Day Afternoon Session, 12:30 – 4:00 pm, includes snack.

5 Full-Day Session: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, includes snacks. (Limited to five children, ages 4-6 only. Parents pack

nut-free lunch)

 

Tuition

Annual tuition and materials fee is divided into ten equal payments, due the first of the month June – April. Based on this schedule, there is no payment due in December. First payment, due June 1, 2024, is non-refundable.

5 Half-Day Session: Mornings 8:00 – 11:30 am OR Afternoons 12:30 – 4:00 pm

  • $10,690 for the year. Monthly Payment: *10 payments of $1,069 (includes $39 materials fee) 

5 Full-Day Session: Morning & Afternoon 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

  • $18,405 for the year. Monthly Payment: *10 payments of $1,840.50 (includes $39 materials fee)

*Pay in full : 5% tuition discount available for pay in full option. Discount applies only to tuition (not materials fee).

Sibling Discount

We offer a 10% sibling tuition discount to families enrolling more than one child in Seedlings/Little Seedlings. The discount is applied to the second child’s tuition or the lesser tuition amount. Discount does not apply to materials fee.

Financial Aid

Families in need may apply for financial aid. Awards are based on financial need and available funds. Call 561 501-6615 for an application. Financial Aid Applications for Fall 2024 must be received at the time of Little Seedlings Application. Determinations will be made 2-3 weeks after submitting your Financial Aid Application.

Little Seedlings 

*Little Seedlings is for ages 2-3. Children must be 2 years old by Sept. 1, 2024.
Children under this age may be considered at the admission team’s discretion.

About Little Seedlings

Little Seedlings is a transitional program that bridges the gap between parent/child classes and our full Seedlings Preschool program. The class encourages more independence in a longer program, three days a week. Parents are required to attend with their child for the first 6 weeks of the year. Each class will include parent participation and ongoing mentoring and support.

About Our Parent Cooperative

Little Seedlings is a parent cooperative program. Parent participation is a requirement. This aspect of our program is essential and allows for a great deal of parental involvement and input. Little Seedlings parents will transition gradually into co-op responsibilities throughout the course of the year.

Class Schedule 2024/25 (Week of Aug. 19 – Week of May 20)* 36-week program

*Dates may be subject to change.

Sessions are on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Tuition

Tuition and materials are divided into ten equal payments, due the first of the month June – April. No payment due in December. First payment, due June 1, 2024, is non-refundable.

Little Seedlings Yearly Tuition 2024/25
$4,410 tuition + $290 materials fee = $4,700

Payment Plan: 10 payments of $470/month ($441 tuition + $29 materials fee)

Sibling Discount

We offer a 10% sibling tuition discount to families enrolling more than one child in Seedlings and/or Little Seedlings. The discount is applied to the second child’s tuition or the lesser tuition amount.

Financial Aid

Families in need may apply for financial aid. Awards are based on financial need and available funds. Call 561 501-6615 for an application. Financial Aid Applications for Fall 2024 must be received at the time of Little Seedlings Application. Determinations will be made 2-3 weeks after submitting your Financial Aid Application.

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