Virtual Preschool & ArtLab Learning Kits are Launching Soon!

Your children will love learning along with Miss Tracy!

Hello Friends!

My name is Miss Tracy, and I’m the owner and director at Little Sprouts Preschool in Airdrie, Alberta.

I would love to invite you to experience a bit of Little Sprouts Preschool in your own home!

I created our virtual preschool program out of necessity, after Covid-19 effectively closed our preschool location and left our students and their families with no support in place for learning at home. I started recording our circle time and providing students with valuable one-on-one time and small-group opportunities through video conferencing. I created activity kits to match our themes, and included sensory bin filler, play dough, worksheets, colouring sheets, art materials, and the prepared craft materials to complete a matching activity each day that I demonstrated through our circle time video.

I know how important it is for families to feel supported during times of uncertainty, and to provide meaningful learning opportunities for their children regardless of the circumstances.

In our program, students learn through songs, games, stories and activities, and our virtual program provided these opportunities for families direct to their homes. 

Previous to Covid-19, we also operated Saturday morning ArtLab Workshops at our school facility. These workshops combined Art & Science to create experiences for children that inspired learning, creativity, and flexibility with unexpected outcomes! I have curated a combination of our virtual preschool kit with our ArtLab Workshops to create something really special just for my friends!
The ArtLAB Learning Kit!

Filled to the brim with  art, science, and sensory items for children to experience in their own home! Perfect for those children who are unable to attend an early childhood program in person during the Covid-19 pandemic, our learning kits will engage for hours with stimulating and open-ended fun.

I can’t wait for your children to learn & grow together with me! 

What is Virtual Preschool?


Virtual Preschool brings our learning experiences right into your home! From February - June 2021, your child will be engaged in exciting
learning experiences with Miss Tracy! 
Each Virtual Preschool kit follows our in-class themes and learning outcomes, and includes:
- Hand-dyed Sensory Material
- Play Props
- Scented and hand-dyed Play dough & Fine-Motor Learning Kit
 - 12+ DIY Projects with art materials
- Learning Activity, including tracing & cutting practice
- Colouring Sheets
-Teacher/Family Guide
- Handy bin to contain it all! 

Plus! Your child will have on-demand access at any time to three weekly circle time videos once they have be posted! 
Our virtual class also has scheduled weekly virtual meetings to participate in activities face-to-face with a qualified Early Childhood Educator!

What Comes in the Learning Kit?


- Hand-Dyed Sensory Material
- Play Props
- Hand-Dyed scented Play dough with Fine Motor Kit
 - 2+ DIY Projects with art materials
- Learning Activity, including tracing & cutting practice
- Colouring Sheets
- Story Books
-Teacher/Family Guide
- Handy bin to contain it all! 

There will also be an “unboxing” video explaining each item and its intended use and learning outcomes!

 

Our June Curriculum Kit Unboxing:

 

   “Miss Tracy has done a wonderful job at providing a great virtual experience for her preschoolers. Lots of videos, crafts, and fun for the kids. It has been nice for my son to continue to maintain some routine as well as have a chance to see his classmates. He loves the weekly dance parties and game mornings!”
– Tammy T.

 

 

 

Testimonials:


“Miss Tracy went above & beyond during the Covid closure, and we are so happy we chose this preschool!”

– Amy B.

 

“The curriculum kits that were dropped off at our home during Covid were AMAZING and so engaging for my child. Miss Tracy did a fantastic job of meeting the needs of my child during the closure.”
– Heather F. 

About Miss Tracy:

Tracy Young (Miss Tracy) has been in the field of Early Child Education for over 13 years, completing education at both Mount Royal University and Lethbridge College.

Having taught at a variety of preschools and completing her final practicum in a daycare setting before opening her own program, Miss Tracy understands the needs of preschoolers in-depth. Miss Tracy created the “ARTLab” workshop series offered by Little Sprouts Preschool as a way to encourage messy play and sensory experiences in addition to STEM in a fun and engaging way.

She began to create fine-motor kits and then later sensory bins as part of this program for at-home extensions in learning.

Miss Tracy brings her love of learning and teaching to Little Sprouts Preschool’s virtual programs, and can’t wait to share the excitement with your child! 

With the social distancing requirements imposed by the Government of Alberta, children are spending more time than usual at home, and without the support of their peers in their usual social activities – a departure from their routine and sense of normalcy.

We understand that parents are juggling a lot right now between working from home and ensuring their child(ren) continue learning and growing in developmentally appropriate ways during this time of uncertainty.

Let Little Sprouts Preschool bring routine and structure back into your child’s life, while helping them not only keep busy during this time when we are discouraged from travelling and socializing, but also help to prepare for their next school year with our ArtLAB Learning Kits! 

Activity Kits are non-refundable and must be pre-paid to guarantee availability.

Examples of ArtLAB Learning Kits:

With our “Little Scientists” ArtLAB Learning Kit, children will learn all about asking questions and predicting what might happen during an experiment. They will explore a variety of interesting materials geared towards helping them foster a love of science, technology, math & engineering!

The Bin will include:

  • Colourful water beads (Sensory Bin Filler)
  • Scoops & cups
  • Play dough & cutter
  • Dramatic Play Items (Goggles, Magnifying Glass, etc.,)
  • All needed Art & Science Materials: Paint, Brushes, Glue, etc., to complete 3 projects, which may include:
      • Potion & Colour Mixing
      • Slime
      • Ooblek
      • STEM Projects
  • Colouring sheets, learning extension ideas, and much more!

Our Little Artists will explore art in various ways during our two week program! Different art methods and mediums will be explored while children create memorable works of art.

The Bin will include:

  • Dyed Rock Salt, colourful beads, gems & seashells (Sensory Bin Filler)
  • Scoops & cups
  • Play dough & cutter
  • Dramatic Play Items (Apron, Paint Palette, Etc.,)
  • All needed Art Materials: Paint, Brushes, Glue, etc., to complete 3 art projects, including:
      • Van Gogh’s Starry Night
      • Monet’s Water Lilly
  • Colouring sheets, learning extension ideas, and much more!

Our Little Dino Hunters will go on wonderful adventures exploring and learning about Dinosaurs!

The Bin will include:

  • Coco husks, mini dinosaurs, and more! (Sensory Bin Filler)
  • Scoops & cups
  • Play dough & cutter
  • Dramatic Play Items (IE: Safari Hat, Magnifying Glass, etc.,)
  • All needed Art Materials: Paint, Brushes, Glue, etc., to complete 2 art projects, which may include:
      • Triceratops Mask
      • Brachiosaurus Scene Painting
      • Binoculars
  • Colouring sheets, learning extension ideas, and much more!

Our Little Chefs will explore cooking & nutrition in different ways! Kids will learn about healthy eating and how to create a wonderful treat for their family!

The Bin will include:

  • Oats and pasta (Sensory Bin Filler)
  • Scoops & cups
  • Play dough & cutter
  • Dramatic Play items (IE: Apron, Hat, Spatula, etc.,)
  • All needed Art Materials: Paint, Brushes, Glue, etc., to complete the 3 projects, including:
      • Cake Baking
  • Colouring sheets, learning extension ideas, and much more!

Our Kindergarten Readiness Kit will help prepare your child for their first day of Kindergarten!  The goal of the kit is to help your child maintain/improve their name recognition, fine motor skills, and ability to write their name. These kits are handcrafted on an individual basis and include items custom made for your child.

The Kit will include:

  • Name Writing Kit (including practice sheets & dry erase marker, and name plate
  • Play dough, rolling pin & cutter (Fine Motor)
  • Tracing Sheets (Fine Motor)
  • Cutting Sheets (Fine Motor)
  • Lacing Practice (Fine Motor)
  • Activity Cards (Gross Motor)
  • Slime or Jelly Sensory Experience
  • Emotional Regulation Worksheets
  • Colouring sheets, learning extension ideas, and much more!

ArtLAB Learning Kits are being released on February 1st, 2021!