❈ About Sprouting Spirits❈
Fueled by her passion for nurturing children's spiritual and social emotional growth, Kayla created Sprouting Spirits. Sprouting Spirits offers a wide variety of programs that guides your children to grow into strong, independent individuals. Social emotional well-being is critical to a young person's development, and obtaining these skills now will benefit them for a lifetime. Through collaborative play, art, music, and movement children learn to appreciate themselves and the natural world around them. Children are taught how to connect with their inner being which provides them with confidence to access their own personal power.
It's never too late to sprout your spirit!
Kayla Simpson, M.Ed, is an early childhood educator working in the childcare field for over 20 years. Starting young as a babysitter, continuing as a public school pre-k teacher, and finally transitioning to the holistic educator and business owner she is now, Kayla has always felt passionate about working with young children. During her time in public schools, she witnessed a rapid decline in play and social emotional learning with an alarming increase focused on academics in early childhood. This ultimately influenced her decision to quit public education and create her own holistic programming. Her company, Sprouting Spirits, offers a variety of classes that distinctively focus on children's emotional well being and development, as well as supporting caregivers as they navigate the ups and downs of gentle parenting. The emphasis at Sprouting Spirits is to nurture the mind, body, and soul of each child while they embark on a journey to discover their inner magic.
Sprouting Spirits, based in West LA and surrounding areas, offers classes for children and families starting from birth to age 12. With a wide range of programs, children can find a class they enjoy participating in. Families can choose standard classes such as play groups, music, and art. Homeschool families can opt for micro pods that model an early childhood program by promoting early learning and skills through play. For those looking to explore more holistic options, Sprouting Spirits hosts sound healing, yoga and mindfulness, meditation, crystals, chakras, reiki, and other "magical" programs. Additionally birthday parties, group date night babysitting, and private classes are offered. No matter what you choose at Sprouting Spirits, all offerings foster cognitive, social-emotional, language, and motor development to support the whole child.
Kayla is an accomplished educator who earned her B.A. in Early Childhood Education With and Without Disabilities and B.S. in Psychology from Framingham State University in 2014. Later, she continued her education and received a M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education from American International College in 2017. Kayla holds a teaching license in the state of Massachusetts, where she taught for 7 years as a pre-k teacher for children with and without disabilities. During her time in public education, she led professional development mindfulness workshops, wrote curriculum, and was even honored to be a runner up for the district wide Teacher of Year award during her third year of teaching! After seeking more spiritual avenues for herself, Kayla launched Sprouting Spirits in 2019 to provide holistic advancement for children. In 2021, Kayla moved herself and Sprouting Spirits to Los Angeles where she currently offers in person classes.