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 16 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 16 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.


Applications can be downloaded here. For current information regarding open spots, please contact Jared Bixby at bixby@cityofmhk.com.


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.