For 30 years, Little Sprouts has been blazing new trails in early childhood education with literacy-based learning.
Little Sprouts is a network of early education centers in and around Greater Boston and Southern New Hampshire. Our award-winning, nationally-recognized schools offer parents more than simply day care; we offer a literacy-based, individualized, developmentally-appropriate education for each child.
A nationally-recognized leader in early education
30 years of education
Little Sprouts was founded in 1982 when a group of budding humanitarians became committed to changing the world through the power of literacy. Little Sprouts’ families loved the nurturing and safe atmosphere, combined with the emphasis on literacy, diversity and laughter, and we knew we were onto something big. Word spread quickly and new locations began sprouting up to meet the growing demand. Today, Little Sprouts serves over 1,000 families at 17 locations throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire—and is still growing!
Over the years, Little Sprouts has received many honors and awards from local, state, and national, organizations for its innovative approach to early education.
- Little Sprouts has been designated a “Preschool Center of Excellence” by the U.S. Department of Education for 9 consecutive years.
- Little Sprouts is a 3-time recipient of the “Early Reading First” grant, one of only 30 schools in the country to receive this grant.
Safety is our priority
Every Little Sprouts location maintains its focus on making a BIG difference in the lives of the children and families it serves. We create a supportive, nurturing, safe environment to ensure that you always feel confident in your child’s safety, happiness, and well-being. At the same time, we are helping your child build and develop literacy skills across a breadth of areas: reading, math, social and emotional literacy, science, health and physical wellness, and the arts.
The best start to lifelong learning
Our “Budding Scholars” curriculum is helping our children get the best start to school:
- In standardized national assessments, Little Sprouts’ students score 1st nationwide in the two areas that predict future reading success—oral language and alphabet knowledge.
- 64% of our kindergarten graduates score in the 'Above Average' range in reading proficiency, as compared to 14% of other preschools and 11% of Massachusetts third graders!
Celebrating joy and laughter
Learning should be fun! We believe in celebrating the joy and wonder of childhood in everything we do, with laughter in abundance, to inspire a love of learning. Each Little Sprouts location is specially designed to help your child feel happy and excited about the day ahead, while our educators are experts in making learning fun. We ensure that music and arts are alive in our classrooms, as the children make music and express themselves through movement.
A global perspective
In everything we do, your child will be learning about sharing, respect, courtesy, and listening. We take a global perspective and celebrate the diversity of our Little Sprouts families which represent 56 cultures and 23 languages, with varied social, economic, and religious backgrounds.