Any family interested in enrolling their child in the Zoo Sprouts nature-based childcare program is highly encouraged to schedule a site visit with one of our teaching staff prior to completing the enrollment application. Visits can be setup by contacting our Lead Teacher; email Jared Bixby or call her at 785-587-2737.

The Zoo Sprouts program has a maximum capacity of 15 full-time spots for 2 ½ to 5 year olds who are potty trained or in the process of being potty trained. This unique program takes enrollment applications on a first come, first serve basis. If all 15 spots are filled at the time an application is received, children will be added to our waitlist. Families interested in the program whose child does not meet the minimum age and/or the potty training requirements, are encouraged to submit an application to be placed on the waitlist. At this time, there is no application fee.


We are only taking enrollment applications for full-time spots. Applications can be downloaded here. If you are interested in a part-time spot, we encourage you to express your interest via email to Jared, bixby@cityofmhk.com. We do not guarantee that part-time spots will be available, but we will take your request into consideration and possibly look to pair your needs with another family interested in a part-time spot.


Tuition for the Zoo Sprouts program is $765.00 per month. If a spot is available at time of submitting an enrollment application, tuition is due in full on/or before the first day of attendance. If a spot is known to be opening up, half of the first month’s tuition will be required to reserve that spot.