Sprout - Enrichment for the Gifted Child

About Sprout

Hello and welcome to Sprout! Our mission is to help gifted children discover their talents and become comfortable using them. We hope to enrich the lives of Chicago's gifted youth through socialization with like-minded children and planned activities with experts in a variety of fields, to stimulate and engage your child’s mind in many diverse disciplines and provide the freedom to explore their interests in a risk-free environment.

Now Enrolling for the Spring!

Sprout is now accepting applications for the Spring after school program. Classes for students K-6 are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. 4-5 year old preschooler class is Thursday only. See the calendar for specific dates, times, and pricing.


Lauren will be facilitating a SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted) parent model support group. Come discuss issues common to parenting gifted children with others who are experiencing the same things. We meet once a week for 10 weeks. Topics include communication, stress, perfectionism, family dynamics and more. Space is limited; contact Lauren for more information or to sign up.

Lauren Callaway, Owner/Director, Head Teacher

Lauren opened Sprout in the summer of 2004 to fulfill a need for social and academic enrichment for Chicago's gifted children. Prior to Sprout she received a degree in elementary education from Purdue University and taught third grade at a private school in Lincoln Park.

Lauren is a founding board member of the Chicago Gifted Community Center. Their mission is to facilitate emotional and educational support for gifted children and their families. For more information on upcoming events and free parent seminars see the Chicago Gifted Community Center website.