MSCC was founded by a small group of Upper Valley parents that were in need of full-day child care, but didn't want to sacrifice the benefits of a preschool curriculum. As the group brainstormed a solution, they realized the opportunity to create the school of their dreams. Learning through art, nature, and motion was a key concept agreed upon by all. Match this concept with experienced and certified teachers and a magical mountainous setting, and the basic idea was set.
The plan was developed and soon the group sought out a location for the school. A partnership was born upon discovery of an available space in the Art Barn at Tierra Learning Center. There was still a lot of work to be done, both logistically and structurally. The state licensing department told the group to expect about 2 years of work to get MSCC licensed and running. Yet three months later, in October of 2009, this particular set of determined parents created and opened Mountain Sprouts Children's Community.
MSCC received non-profit status in June 2011. The school continues to operate as a non-profit childcare governed by a Board of Directors comprised of parents and community members.
Our full day program has flourished over the years, providing the only licensed child care center in the upper valley, as well as the only nature-immersion program.
In June of 2012 we started our Summer Camp program for kids through early elementary to grow with our students and provide a care option for families during the summer months. (???)
In February of 2017 we opened a half day program in the Red House at Wenatchee River Institute in order to offer our nature immersion program to families in need of part time or irregular care. Being in town and a drop-in-style program, this program provides families flexibility while giving students what they need to get ready for Kindergarten and life beyond. (???)
It is our joy and passion to share this wonderful school with your family.