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Little Sprouts Overview

Lawrence, MA
501 to 1000 employees
1982
Company - Private
Preschool & Child Care
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Welcome to Little Sprouts! Little Sprouts is an award-winning network of early education schools in Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. We offer exceptional early education and child care for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, pre-Kindergarteners, and school age ... Read more

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Little Sprouts – Why Work For Us?


 

 

We understand that selecting a quality early childhood program is a big decision for your family. At Little Sprouts, we want you to feel confident and appreciated when you consider enrolling with us. 

Little Sprouts is big on love, laughter and learning!

Families come first at Little Sprouts. From your child’s safety to regular parent updates to community events, we ensure that you and your child are in capable, loving hands from day one.

Backed by decades of experience, Little Sprouts’ Budding Scholars™ approach is designed to engage your child, promote discovery, and inspire a lifelong love of learning.

Our experienced, fun-loving teachers are experts in making the learning process exciting for your child. Annually, our teachers have access to over 100 hours of free in-house training and professional development.

We support individualized, child-centered learning through our Education Coaches. Education Coaches work directly with the teachers to provide an extra layer of support for your child’s individual development. Education Coaches ensure teaching excellence and a personal approach to learning for every child.

We measure progress and get real results to set the foundation for academic success. Over 95% of Little Sprouts students graduate early reading proficient.

We are transforming the way parents engage with their child’s school through photo emails and texts. Teachers can send visual updates straight to your device so that you can see new discoveries and special moments firsthand.

As a nationally-recognized leader in early education, parents are not the only ones that applaud our approach to early education. The U.S. Department of Education named Little Sprouts a “Preschool Center of Excellence.”

Quarterly school evaluations led by our Executive Team ensure that your child’s school is continuously held to the highest of standards. From curriculum to operations, our hands-on approach goes above and beyond to make sure that your child is always happy, safe and learning.

FAMILY FIRST

We emphasize, above all else, the importance of family. We nurture our family of educators that, in turn, nurture the families we serve. We are a loving people: a family, not a team.

REAL PASSION

We only surround ourselves with professionals that have a deep-rooted passion for educating children.

INNOVATING ALWAYS

We consider ourselves thought-leaders in early education, but we remain open-minded about new research-based findings to deploy in our classrooms.

EVERY CHILD EVERY DAY

We deliver individualized and intentional curriculum lovingly and consistently to children from all walks of life.

NOT DAYCARE

We are not babysitters! We are educators…and so much more.

DRIVING GROWTH!

We know that we cannot grow as an organization unless we first invest in our collective personal and professional growth.

SHOWING RESULTS

We demonstrate our success with tangible, data-driven outcomes.

High-Quality Standards of Care at Every School

As a privately-owned company, offering the best early education and child care experience to families is of paramount importance at Little Sprouts. To ensure consistent, high-quality standards across all schools, members of the Little Sprouts executive team evaluate program practices firsthand on a quarterly basis. The results of these assessments support and strengthen the program experience for Little Sprouts families and children. This collaboration between school teams and management contributes directly to Little Sprouts’ distinguished reputation as a respected institution for the best early education and child care.

Quality Standards for School Operations

Operations evaluations assess standards pertaining to:

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Required documentation
  • Health and safety
  • Classroom routines
  • Kitchen and food preparation
  • Playgrounds
  • Common spaces
  • And more!

Quality Standards for Early Education

Education evaluations assess standards pertaining to:

  • Curriculum fidelity and implementation
  • Lesson plans
  • Evidence of learning
  • Atmosphere and ambiance
  • Teacher-child interactions
  • Displays and postings
  • Teacher training hours
  • Coaching plans
  • Curriculum results (e.g., alphabet knowledge)
  • And more!
 

At Little Sprouts, we embrace a culture of learning at all ages. Little Sprouts believes in the power of professional development to strengthen our individual capabilities and our collective expertise

Free Training

Little Sprouts offers a wide variety of trainings free of charge to staff. Training topics range from education and curriculum to leadership development, and more!

Educational Reimbursement

All full-time staff members are eligible for tuition reimbursement benefits to help pursue your educational goals. Reimbursement amounts vary by tenure.

Leadership Academy

The Leadership Academy is an opportunity for deep growth and reflection upon an educator’s career path. Teachers that have demonstrated strong leadership skills within their classrooms and school communities are eligible to apply.

The Leadership Academy offers access to projects that will further cultivate professional development and could lead to promotions or different roles within the organization.

Coaching

As an educator, administrator or Home Office team member, the Little Sprouts community values “feedback as a gift.” Coaching from a mentor or manager will support you in further developing or honing your skills.

As an educator, you will work closely with an Education Coach to uphold the integrity of the Little Sprouts curriculum. At each school, the Education Coach works to support teachers within their classrooms. Education Coaches offer ongoing development support to teachers through observations, modeling, and engaging in goal-directed conversations. Together, coaches and teachers plan teaching strategies to enhance children’s learning experiences.

Little Sprouts offers competitive compensation and benefits packages to attract top talent.

Below are some of our core Benefits offerings. Additional information will be provided throughout the hiring process.

Insurance

Full-time employees are eligible for a group insurance plan that may include:
  • Major Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Short-Term Disability (covers illness, injury, and maternity)
  • Critical Illness
  • Accident Coverage
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Life
  • AD&D
  • VIP Pet Insurance

Vacation and Sick Time

Enjoy the flexibility of vacation and sick time. Vacation time accrual rates vary depending on position, schedule and tenure. Vacation time begins accruing immediately upon hire.

401(k) Retirement Plan

Little Sprouts’ 401(k) matching contributions can help you plan ahead for future goals to support your lifelong needs.

Educational Reimbursement

All full-time staff members are eligible for tuition reimbursement benefits to help pursue your educational goals.

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    I have been working at Little Sprouts full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    At Little Sprouts, everyone is family. All are treated with respect here and upper management actually cares about your well being. Great work/life balance. everyone is supportive of one another.

    Cons

    No ping pong table or movie theater in break room.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pouring your love into this company and it will continue to grow and help children receive the best early child hood education possible.

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    During the interview process, you are placed into a classroom to get hands on experience and to be monitored by interviewer. Once in the classroom you will have the option to read or conduct an activity with the children. You will also get the chance to spend a couple of hours with the children and then asked one on one questions with the interviewer about your experience with children.

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