Is your library, school, or community organization looking for resources to extend early learning beyond SPARK lessons? Sprout early learning backpacks are the perfect supplemental tool.

In Stark County, SPARK parent partners bring them for SPARK siblings to use during home visits and to engage the SPARK child while the parent is completing program paperwork.

Beyond SPARK use, the backpacks are offered by libraries and schools in Ohio and 15 other states. More than 30 different backpack themes allow families to explore a variety of skills and readiness areas without getting bored. Themes include counting, letters, rhyming, music, and measurement.

The fun, educational materials in the backpacks come with activity cards that are designed to meet the Ohio Department of Education’s Early Learning and Development Standards.

For more information or to order Sprout backpacks, visit or contact Taylor Weaver at 877-691-8521 or at