McMurrich Sprouts Daycare started as home-based informal childcare operated by two Early Childhood Educators. As the demand for quality childcare in our community increased, it became necessary to expand from a home setting to a space better equipped to accommodate more children. Sprouts incorporated as a non-profit program in McMurrich School in August 1987 and within two months grew from the original six toddlers to 26 children.
The original goal of Sprouts was to provide non-profit quality childcare at an affordable cost to the community that would not require staff to subsidize care by working for low wages. Over the next few years, the program expanded to include children attending kindergarten and grade one. At the beginning of 1996 the creation of an infant room at Sprouts meant the circle of care was complete. Sprouts now provides care for more than 100 children from birth to 12 years.
Providing the community with childcare options for all age groups allows children to experience consistent and continual care throughout their early years. Families with two or more children of varying ages are able to enjoy having their children together in the same childcare centre.
Sprouts continues to strive to fulfill its commitment of providing high quality affordable care to all families who need and want it. As a support service for working and studying families, we are here to assist you in raising healthy and happy children.
Our Mission: McMurrich Sprouts Daycare provides an early childhood learning and care program in a safe and nurturing environment. Our child-centered program fosters each child’s individual cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. Our Early Childhood Educators are committed to providing a rich, stimulating, varied environment. McMurrich Sprouts Daycare does not discriminate in hiring or enrollment with respect to race, sex, religion, sexual orientation or special needs. Our program is inclusive of all parents and children regardless of employment or socioeconomic status. This approach recognizes that such arrangements may fulfill a wide range of objectives including care, learning and social supports.