“Participating in Sprout has provided valuable enrichment for both of my children. The topics are interesting and capture their attention, while challenging them to use both scientific reasoning and creative expression. Projects are multi-sensory and often active; no sitting still listening to a long lecture. They work with other children of varying ages, allowing them the chance to be peer-to-peer learners and teachers. I appreciate the breadth of subject areas and the opportunity for the kids to dive deep into each week’s topic. My children look forward to Sprout every week!”
“Sprout is an amazing program that my son has participated in for the past couple of years. The program is one of the best for several reasons:
-I love the fact that many of the ideas come from the students themselves. It’s wonderful to see a program that caters to each child’s interests and passions.
-In addition, there are a wide variety of activities that are experimental in nature, the children are engaged in exploration and research picking up important skills that can be applied in an out of school.
-The projects are also culturally diverse in that the children are exposed to art from other cultures, such as the Japanese Art of marble painting, “Suminagashi.”
-Additionally, each week is so different from the last and covers a wide range of subjects. For instance, my son learned about poetry and board games and then created his own. He also learned about scientific concepts such as physics and the geomagnetic field by creating levers and a compass. In fact, one of his favorite projects was in making a simple hydropower machine that utilized the power of water to pull up a small object. I’m constantly blown away at how all the activities are so complex and detailed yet perfectly suited for each child’s age and development.
Judy Wahl is a talented educator, with a warm heart and a great enthusiasm for what she does. I hope my son will be able to continue with the program for many years to come!”