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City of Astoria, Oregon


Lil' Sprouts Academy

785 Alameda Ave (Located in Gray School, 2nd Floor), 503-325-8669
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This is a great place for your child to learn and grow! Lil' Sprouts Academy serves children ages 6 weeks to 6 years (infants, toddlers, and preschool age), with full-time and drop-in spaces available. Take advantage of our punch card option for those times you need just a few hours of childcare, or look into our full-time option with monthly tuition. Lil' Sprouts Academy provides a fun, active, and encouraging environment for your sprout.  

The Gray School houses more than just the Lil' Sprouts Academy. Check out Parents' Night Out - we'll watch the kids on Saturday night; and Port of Play - our indoor, open-structured play facility. Learn about Lil' Sprouts' history and look at our  job listings.

Lil' Sprouts Academy is open Monday- Friday from 7:30 am - 5:30 pm and closed weekends and major holidays. 

Sprout Closures:

Independence Day: July 4th
Cleaning/Maintenance Closure: Sept. 1 & 2
Labor Day: Sept.5
Thanksgiving/ Day After: Nov. 24 & 25
Christmas Eve/ Day of/ Day After: Dec. 24, 25, & 26
New Years Day: Jan. 1, 2017


Parents' Night Out at Port of Play 
Ages: 2.5- 10 (must be potty trained) 

Parents, drop your child off for a night of fun, while you enjoy a night out. The kids will enjoy crafts, movies, popcorn, and games. Snacks will be provided. 

$9 per child (must register Wednesday prior to event)

Drop-In Registration:
$13 per child, $10 per additional child 

Contact Lil' Sprouts

For questions regarding registration, or to schedule a tour of the facility, please call, 503-325-8669. 


Lil' Sprouts Academy is always looking for qualified, experienced individuals who love working with children.  For more information, please call (503)325-8669 or apply here.


January 4, 2016 will be the five year anniversary of Lil' Sprouts Academy.  In October of 2010, the current childcare center (ACCC) located in Gray School, closed down abruptly, and there was a huge need for childcare.  Astoria Parks & Recreation, along with many other community Partners (Columbia Memorial Hospital, the Astoria School District & Clatsop Community College) decided to join forces, and help meet this need by creating a new childcare center, Lil' Sprouts Academy.

When Lil' Sprouts opened its doors in 2011, there were three classrooms; one infant room, one toddler room and one preschool room.  In the last 3.5 years, the program has grown tremendously and now houses five classrooms; one infant room, two toddler rooms, a preschool room and pre-kindergarten room.

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Sheyanna Fruiht

Shey is one of our lifeguards at the Aquatic Center. She is always willing to help out and cover shifts whenever possible. She has a great attitude, is caring, responsible and is a born leader.

Thank you Shey!


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