Sprout Gifted has been operating in the Chicagoland area for over ten years. The program was created after observing a void in the educational system to best understand the gifted child’s social, emotional, and academic needs. Gifted children’s asynchronous emotional behavior often leaves them feeling excluded or at a loss with how to interact with peers. Their extraordinary academic behavior leaves them feeling bored in school, as they thirst for knowledge in greater depth and breadth.
Each class period is approximately two hours in length. The teachers are there with the children in a small group setting to stimulate their inquisitive minds and inspire them to persevere through challenges.
Sometimes the project might fail, however, they are encouraged to be receptive to new ideas, and keep investigating solutions. We want to set the gifted child up for challenges and life lessons that will take them beyond the classroom and into the real world. With our small group setting and low teacher to student ratio, the gifted child is sure to find his/her voice and explore to his/her fullest potential.
We work with families to advocate for quality programming in their schools, connect them with other families of gifted children, and seek to understand how to maintain a sense of security and balance the challenges both at home and school.