Policies & Procedures

Admission Procedures
Sprouts accepts all families regardless of race, sex, origin, or religious affiliation. We reserve the right not to accept anyone who does not follow the policies and procedures and to dismiss anyone for non-payment.

Registration
Classroom enrollment is limited and based on the order in which the registration and security deposits are received. Please contact us if you are interested for rates or to schedule a tour of the center.

Hours of Operation
6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Our center is open year round Monday through Friday, however, we will be closed on the following holidays:

  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day through New Year’s Day

If a holiday falls on a Saturday, the center will be closed on the Friday before the holiday. If a holiday falls on a Sunday, the center will be closed the following Monday. Sprouts will also be closed for one day during the year for a Professional Day. This day will be announced in advance.

Security
Our center has a high level security system that is specifically designed for childcare centers. Everyone must enter and exit through the main entrance. It is imperative that every parent/guardian accompanies their child/children into the classroom and to make sure that a staff member is aware of the child/children upon arrival.

Meals
Parents will be responsible for providing lunch for their child. Sprouts will provide both morning and afternoon snacks for the children. The snacks schedule will be posted in each classroom monthly. It is very important for the staff to be notified of any food allergies your child may have.

 

Outdoor Play
Children will be going outside every day unless there is inclement weather. Children should be prepared to go outside with jackets, hats, or gloves in the winter months unless there are frigid temperatures. Children should wear tennis shoes or soft soled shoes. During the summer months, a pair of sneakers or tennis shoes are required for outdoor play. Water play during the Summer months will be arranged by each classroom. Children should arrive with one application of sunscreen for any outdoor play in the morning.

Inclement Weather
Sprouts will make all attempts to remain open in the event of inclement weather.  We will evaluate the severity of the weather and then notify registered parents by email and leave a pre-recorded message at our main number, which is (410) 346-8008.  Please note, we do not follow the Carroll County School closings.

* Policies and Procedures/Parent Handbook is available upon registration in its entirety.