Visit us at 2903 North Azalea, Victoria, TX 77901

 Tiny Sprouts Academy 2015    361-579-7126     2903 North Azalea, Victoria, TX 77901   

About Us

When you enter Tiny Sprouts Academy, we hope that you feel the warm welcome we aim to provide.  While your child is in our care, we want you to rest assure that the time spent here is full of growth throughout all developmental domains.  Our goal is to provide a safe, nurturing environment where it is all about the children.  We act as caring facilitators in preparing your child to become an independent, successful young learner.


We follow a monthly/weekly theme at Tiny Sprouts Academy.  Throughout our curriculum, we embed practice in letter recognition and phonemes, colors, numbers, and shapes.  Science and social studies topics are covered in the upper classrooms.  As children progress through each classroom, we begin to recite daily pledges, host story time, engage in calendar time, small group activities, and centers.  As children enter our Lil' Fireflies classroom, we encourage them to be at school by 8:30 a.m. to participate in all the morning festivities!

Lil' Caterpillars

At the youngest ages of six weeks to twelve months, our focus is on keeping our infants safe, while simultaneously providing stimulation through age-appropriate toys and tummy time.  Our strict caregiver to child ratios ensure that your child will receive  ultimate care.

Lil' Butterflies

From twelve months to seventeen months, our focus remains on safe play and learning to interact among friends.  This classroom is upbeat and energetic!

Lil' Ladybugs

When our children reach the Lil' Ladybugs classroom, the teachers provide a variety of activities to meet the children's developmental abilities.  Our focus continues to foster interacting among other children and becoming more independent-sometimes even successful potty training!

Lil' Snails

As toddlers reach 2 years old, they enter a new world of independence. The toddlers participate in a variety of activities, including center time, story time, chalk board time, art time. The Lil' Snails experience more structured activity times throughout the day. Potty training continues to be a practiced process as the toddlers show signs of readiness, both at home and's a home and school collaboration!

Lil' Turtles

Toddlers in the Lil' Turtles classroom range from about 2 1/2 years to 3 years old. The processes and routines the toddlers used in Lil' Snails is similar to Lil' Turtles. We encourage our toddlers to show creativity through dramatic play, art work, and circle time. Toddlers in this classroom have daily circle time. Potty training is a focal part of this class, as we encourage families to be totally on board with the training process.

Lil' Frogs

Toddlers reach the Lil' Frogs classroom when the reach 3 years old. Toddlers in the classroom start their day with circle time. This morning routine consists of daily pledge, patriotic songs, and various songs to learn letters, shapes, numbers, days/months, etc. The circle time is jam-packed with lots of fun, educational songs and dances, so we encourage personal growth as they become better speakers and communicators of their knowledge! Our 3-year olds also participate in center time, art time, and dramatic play.

Lil' Bumblebees

As children reach the Lil' Bumblebees classroom, they transition into more organized activities and games.  The classroom fosters center or work areas where children become independent in choosing activities that interest them. Daily routines in the Lil' Bumblebees also consist of daily pledge, patriotic songs, and fun, educational songs to reinforce letters, numbers, days, months, etc. Toddlers in Lil' Bumblebees utilize a workbook curriculum as a supplement to other activities used throughout the school year. Families pay an additional supplies fee to purchase the workbook for their child.

Lil' Fireflies

In our oldest classroom, we promote readiness for elementary school.  We provide literacy, math, science, and social studies activities to stimulate and instill a love of learning across all subject areas.  Preschoolers in our Lil' Fireflies participate in daily music to reinforce basic skills. Like the Lil' Bumblebees, preschoolers in Lil' Fireflies also use a workbook for daily practice skills.  Our children in this class also begin reading sight words to prepare them for prekindergarten or kindergarten. Sign language is embedded into the curriculum to broaden each child's knowledge.  Families pay an additional supplies fee once a year to purchase the workbook for their child.

Melissa Helfer--Owner/Director

Melissa is a former elementary school teacher who understands the focal point of this business is the children. She has a passion for teaching and interacting with children and felt the need to pursue this new journey of opening a child care business.   As a mother of three, her child care needs go beyond the typical work day at Tiny Sprouts Academy.  She takes to time to meet with families and discuss the growth and changes each child is experiencing, providing insight from both the educational and parenting perspectives of progress and change.  She is ecstatic about venturing into this new endeavor and  hopes to provide every child who attends Tiny Sprouts Academy one of  strong roots, love, and exceptional growth.