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January 10, 2014

We’ve MOVED! Our website that is…

2014-2015 OPEN HOUSES, OPEN ENROLLMENT INFO & more can be found at our new home.  RSVP for an open house today; spaces are filling up!

Please update your bookmark & visit us at our new site; this WordPress website will be deactivated in the near future.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Sprout Academy preschool program manager at 503-823-2848.

Thanks for stopping by, we hope to see you soon!~

Healthy, Sweet Treats for these Hot Summer Days!

July 16, 2013

Store bought pops are easy for on the fly, but these watermelon popsicles are better for you and they cost a whole lot less. There are no wrappers to throw out and you can make them so quickly!  Here’s a glimpse of just one of the recipes you can find on Red Tricycle’s page.


Yummy!  Be sure to share…

Another New Sprout Friend: Say Hello to City Farm!

July 12, 2013

City Farm_07.12.13

On Monday, I went to City Farm in my North Portland neighborhood and picked up a generous donation for our preschool nature & gardening camp!  Nik Hahn of City Farm and I had communicated back & forth a bit and she was happy to donate a flat of organic plant starts to the Summer Sprouts camp.  We love it when we meet other folks who are enthusiastic about teaching little ones to garden and all about where their food comes from.

City Farm_staff_07.12.13  A couple of the friendly faces who helped pick out plant starts: Greg Sullivan & Rob Daigle.

If you are up in the North Portland/St. John’s area, stop in and say hello!  they have a great selection and support Southwest Community Center’s Summer Sprouts camp!

City Farm
7636 N Lombard St
Portland, OR 97203


Father’s Day is Here! Looking for Something Fun to Do?

June 14, 2013

Have a Berry Good Time!

Fathers Day 2013

As if dad needed an excuse to spend the day with his favorite people, (you and the kiddos!) Kruger’s Farm is serving up a weekend a fun by the bucket-ful at their Berry Jam on Sauvie Island. There’s activities for the entire family, from jam-making and face painting for the kids, to strawberry shortcake tasting, live music, and beer and wine for the adults. Find the hours and event details by clicking here.

More fun filled activities can be found on Red Tricycle’s webpage~!

Are you Ready?? We’re Ready for YOU!

June 10, 2013

We just finished 2 days of comprehensive camp staff trainings for our 75+ Summer Camp Staff!  Our staff learned all about safety, how to engage all campers, new games, and SO much more.  Now all we need is YOU!  We can’t wait! 
2013 Camp Staff Training 
SWCC offers 18 camps for children age 2-12 that are unmatched for their value & the lifetime memories each camper takes home.
Many camps are already full; look through our guide, pick your favorites, and call to save your spot today…  503-823-2840. 


Congratulations, Sprout Pre-Kindergarten Class of 2013!

May 31, 2013

Hip hip, hooray~!  Our preschool held the MWF Pre-K class graduation outdoors today.
Great job, Sprouts!  Teachers Debi, Rachel, and David are SO proud of each of you!

SP13_4s Grad_Ceremony

Each graduate got their very own YEARBOOK for their friends to autograph!
A great day was had by all.
Signing yearbooks

Great idea:  Take some time this weekend to lay down in the grass & warm sunshine
and enjoy all that is good.
See you next year for our 5th year of Sprout at SWCC~!

Schooool’s Out for SUMMER! (almost)

May 29, 2013

I LOVE how our courtyard has blossomed into a gorgeous array of color!  The students have been planting our Woolly School Garden throughout Spring and look at their success!  The fundsraising we did last year to get & install this incredible vertical garden teaches children first hand about organic gardening of fruits, veggies, and flowers – it’s been invaluable!  We’re looking forward to many more years of seed to harvest learning to come!

Courtyard Spring 2013

School is officially out of session this Friday May 31st.  Please join us for preschool summer camps for ages 2-6 ….they’re filling FAST (some weeks are already full!).

Here’s to a fun & fruitful summer season!~




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