Apply to Seedlings/Little Seedlings

The official Online Application Period for Fall 2022-23 Seedlings and Little Seedlings has ended. 

If you are interested in joining the waiting list for Fall 2022-23 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, 2022.

Little Seedlings is for ages 2-3. Children must be 2 years old by Sept. 1, 2022.

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 Seedlings application process to ensure your family and Sunflower are a good fit for each other. Applicants for Seedlings must complete three steps (in order):

Step 1

Attend a Virtual Introduction to Seedlings Meeting

In this meeting, you’ll learn about Sunflower’s educational philosophy, all about the Seedlings program and our current health and safety protocols. Must RSVP to attend.

The next Intro to Seedlings meeting will be March 7 or April 18, 7:00 – 8:00 pmIf you have not attended an Intro meeting and have questions about applying for Fall 2022 Seedlings, please call Ashley at 561 501-6615.

Sign up for an Intro to Seedlings Meeting

Step 2

Visit the Seedlings/Little Seedlings playscape with your child

Prospective Seedlings/Little Seedlings and their parents must schedule a time to visit the Playscape for a quick meeting and tour. Call 561 501-6615 or email [email protected] to schedule.

Sign up for a visit to the Seedlings Outdoor Classroom & Playscape

Step 3

Complete Application and Pay Application Fee

Online application form must be completed in order to be considered for placement in the Fall 2022 Seedlings/Little Seedlings Program. 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 2022

Sunflower will notify families of acceptance, class placement, and financial aid (if requested), or wait list status. 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 2022/23 Seedlings/Little Seedlings by returning their signed commitment, along with the payment of $200 per family enrollment fee.

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, 2022.
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

The current Seedlings program is still a parent cooperative. Although parents are unable to help onsite at this time, they can support with various helper jobs offsite. Parent co-op responsibilities are 2-4 hours a month, depending on the programs needs.

Class Schedule 2022/23 (August 22, 2022 – May 26, 2023*)

*Dates may be subject to change.

5-Day Morning or Afternoon Session

Morning Session, 8:00 am – 11:30 am, includes snack.
Afternoon Session, 12:30 – 4:00 pm, includes snack.

Tuition

Annual tuition and materials fee of $9,990 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, 2022, is non-refundable.

Half-Day Options 2022/23 (Morning OR Afternoon)
*10 payments $999 (includes $36 materials fee)

*This is a 10-month payment plan

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. There will be a section on the Seedlings Application where you can request a Financial Aid Application or you may call 561 501-6615. Financial Aid Applications for Fall 2022 must be received at the time of Seedlings Application.

Little Seedlings 

*Little Seedlings is for ages 2-3. Children must be 2 years old by Sept. 1, 2022.
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 2022/23 (Week of Aug. 22 – Week of May 19*) 

*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, 2022, is non-refundable.

Little Seedlings Yearly Tuition 2022/23
$4,110 tuition + $270 materials fee = $4,380

Payment Plan: 10 payments of $438/month ($411 tuition + $27 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. 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 2022 must be received at the time of Seedlings/Little Seedlings Application.

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