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We are dedicated to providing exceptional quality care for your infants and toddlers in a safe and healthy environment. Our highly acclaimed curriculum is designed to prepare your child for early development and education.


We provide:


• Wholesome Meals & Snacks

• Part-time and Full-time availability

• Professional Curriculum

• Local Field Trips

• Developmental Assessments

• Sibling Discount (full-time only)

• Amazing Teachers


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Why Little Sprouts?

Ali Maanum & Matt Bottkol - Owners & Teachers


Welcome! I am Ali Maanum and I opened Little Sprouts in May of 2013. My husband Matt and I are both teachers at Little Sprouts and absolutely love what we do. We are passionate about teaching, and making a difference in every family that we meet. My past experience working with children includes teaching in a licensed accredited daycare program, assisting & teaching children on the autism spectrum, and leading small preschool classrooms. I received my Early Childhood Administrative Credential in 2016, and we continue working towards bettering our program. Matt quickly became a favorite teacher amongst the children at Little Sprouts due to his energy and charisma! He continues to bring education and fun to a new level.


When I'm not teaching, I'm learning new cooking techniques/recipes and stretching my skills in graphic design & illustration. Matt and I both love to travel and have spent a lot of time in Central America, Europe, and Vietnam. We love to camp, and stay active, Matt is a strong long distance runner and is working up to running a 100 mile race!


We welcomed our first child Theo into the world in August 2017!


Meet the Team


Emilie - Assistant Teacher 


My name is Emilie and I am a teacher trained in cross categorical special education.  I have worked in elementary and high schools in the Madison area and am so excited to find myself working part time at Little Sprouts. I am pursuing a masters degree at Edgewood college in Marriage and Family Therapy and am looking forward to learning and growing alongside your children.  In my free time I enjoy baking, cycling, and doing creative projects. I can't wait to start integrating my own interests into the curriculum at Little Sprouts.

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Morane - Assistant Teacher 


Bonjour! My name is Morane, and I moved to Madison three years ago from France to marry my American sweetheart. I’ve always known I wanted to work with children and started working at Madison’s Children’s Museum as soon as I was able. Though the experience I got there was amazing, I was always interested in teaching and was yearning to build a stronger relationship with the children that I worked with and their families. So here I am! I’m looking forward to accompanying you and your little sprouts, and to keep growing along the way.


I love traveling, baking, arts and crafts of all sorts, nature and photography, and I can’t wait to include a little bit of these passions in your children’s days at Little Sprouts.