Seedlings is for ages 3-6. Children must be 3 years old by Sept. 1, 2018.
Little Seedlings is for ages 2-3. Children must be 2 years old by Sept. 1, 2018.
Children under these ages may be considered at the admission team’s discretion.

Seedlings 3-Step Application Process

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

Step 1

Attend an Introduction to Seedlings Meeting

Learn about Sunflower’s educational philosophy and tour our indoor and outdoor classroom spaces. Must RSVP to attend. This meeting is for adults and babies in arms only. No older children, please.

There are no scheduled Intro meetings before the end of the 2018 Seedlings Application Period. The next Intro to Seedlings meetings will be April 16, 6:00 – 7:30 pmIf you have not attended an Intro meeting and have questions about applying for Fall 2018 Seedlings/Little Seedlings, please call Ashley at 561 501-6615.

Sign up for an Intro to Seedlings Meeting

Step 2

Attend a Seedlings Visiting Day with your child

Prospective Seedlings/Little 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 and covers your child’s hands-on participation in the class.

Sign up for a Visiting Day  

Step 3

Complete Application and Pay Application Fee

To be considered for any opening that may become available, or join the waiting list, you must complete the Seedlings/Little Seedlings online application. 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 2018
Sunflower will notify families of acceptance and class placement, or wait list status. Families who apply for need-based Financial Aid will receive a separate notification about the status of their Financial Aid Application by April 6, 2018. Acceptance into the program is at the discretion of the admission team’s review and is based on space availability. To complete enrollment, families offered placement in 2018/19 Seedlings/Little Seedlings must return their signed commitment and pay $200 per family enrollment fee by March 16, 2018.

Little Seedlings 

*Little Seedlings is for ages 2-3. Children must be 2 years old by Sept. 1, 2018.
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, two days a week. Parents are required to start the year attending with their child. 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 2018/19 (Week of Aug. 20 – Week of May 20*) 

*Dates may be subject to change.

Sessions are either Monday & Tuesday, 9:00 – 11:30 am, OR Wednesday & Thursday, 9:00 – 11:30 am. (Choose one.)

Tuition

Tuition is divided into ten equal payments, due the first of the month June – April. An additional materials fee (divided into ten equal payments of $26 per payment, per child) is due with tuition. No payment due in December. First tuition payment, due June 1, 2018, is non-refundable. Annual Tuition includes 5% discount when paid in full by July 31, 2018. 

Little Seedlings Yearly Tuition 2018/19
$2,730 tuition + $260 materials fee (or $2,730 [-5%] + $260 if paid in full by July 31, 2018)

Payment Plan: 10 payments of $299/month ($273 tuition + $26 materials fee)

Sibling Discount

We offer a 20% 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.
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. There will be a section on the Seedlings/Little Seedlings Application where you can request a Financial Aid Application or you may call 561 501-6615. Financial Aid Applications for Fall 2018 must be received at the time of Seedlings/Little Seedlings Application or no later than Feb. 9, 2018. Due to the sensitive nature of the information requested, all parts of the Financial Aid Application must be submitted as hard copies (no online submission). Determinations made by March 2, 2018.

Seedlings

*Seedlings is for ages 3-6. Children must be 3 years old by Sept. 1, 2018.
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 a requirement. 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 the Seedlings options you choose. 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 2018/19 (Week of Aug. 20 – Week of May 20*)

*Dates may be subject to change.

2-Day Sessions are Mondays – Tuesdays
3-Day Sessions are Wednesdays – Fridays

Morning Sessions, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm, include snack and lunchtime (lunch brought from home).
Afternoon Sessions, 12:30 – 3:30 pm, include snack.
Full Day, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, includes snack and lunchtime (lunch brought from home).

Tuition

Tuition is divided into ten equal payments, due the first of the month June – April. An additional materials fee (divided into ten equal payments) is due with tuition. No payment due in December. First tuition payment, due June 1, 2018, is non-refundable. Annual Tuition includes 5% discount when paid in full by July 31, 2018. 

Half-Day Options 2018/19 (Morning)
2-Day AM: *10 payments $345 (includes $27 materials fee)
3-Day AM: *10 payments $507 (includes $29 materials fee)
5-Day AM: *10 payments $740 (includes $35 materials fee)

Half-Day Options 2018/19 (Afternoon)
2-Day PM: *10 payments $300 (includes $26 materials fee)
3-Day PM: *10 payments $440 (includes $28 materials fee)
5-Day PM: *10 payments $656 (includes $34 materials fee)

Full-Day Options 2018/19
2-Day Full Day: *10 payments $598 (includes $33 materials fee)
3-Day Full Day: *10 payments $886 (includes $37 materials fee)
5-Day Full Day: *10 payments $1,264 (includes $45 materials fee)

*This is a 10-month payment plan

Sibling Discount

We offer a 20% 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.
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. There will be a section on the Seedlings/Little Seedlings Application where you can request a Financial Aid Application or you may call 561 501-6615. Financial Aid Applications for Fall 2018 must be received at the time of Seedlings/Little Seedlings Application or no later than Feb. 9, 2018. Due to the sensitive nature of the information requested, all parts of the Financial Aid Application must be submitted as hard copies (no online submission). Determinations made by March 2, 2018.

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