We are active members of our local community.
We are stewards of our local eco-system, the parks & places where nature lives.
At Sprouting Knowledge we follow Forest Schools Ethos & Principles
We are guided and inspired by the wisdom of listening deeply to our hearts and intuition.
The beauty of working in nature is that it allows us the time and space to hear those messages, reflect and take action.
Our programs run in Peterson Creek, a culturally significant area to our local First Nation.
We respectfully acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Secwepemc Nation and the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc people.
Sprouting Knowledge is dedicated to providing rich playful opportunities for children and their families to connect to nature. We strive to build relationships that support and nurture our development as human beings through play, observation, reflection and stewardship.
We seek to be an organization that inspires families to connect more deeply to the natural world and thus care for it as they would their children.
We believe in developmentally appropriate practice in education that meets the needs of the children and families we serve. We strive to provide the highest quality programming possible by having staff committed to forming relationships and using reflection as a tool.
We work hard to create a positive, healthy, safe and supportive work environment where people love what they do. Part of that commitment includes paying a wage higher than industry standard as well as mentorship and ongoing professional development.
We are stewards of the land where we work and play. It is our responsibility. as stewards. to leave the eco-system better than when we found it and to engage in sustainable, ethical practices always in all ways. To give back to the land and our community in ways which show our gratitude.
“Unless we are willing to encourage our children to reconnect with and appreciate the natural world,
we can’t expect them to help protect and care for it.”
~ David Suzuki
* This website is full of links and snippets of articles regarding the research, studies and articles that guide and influence our work.
Our Education Director | Krystal Jeffrey
Krystal consistently works toward inspiring and making change in the world around her. Growing up on a large farm in the middle of a city she has a deep love and relationship with the natural world. Being a young single mother meant she diverged from childhood dreams of being an environmental scientist for the WWF and which allowed her to discover her passion and talent for entrepreneurship. She is a current Early Childhood Care & Education student at NLC with a 10 year background in accounting & marketing. She enjoys helping her staff and families find balance and sustainability in creative ways.