Architects Note

Sproutz® Overview

Jonti-Craft was the first early learning furniture company to deliver a line of children’s products made from rapidly renewable resources.   Since its introduction in 2002, Sproutz® has evolved to meet the needs of green conscious consumers. 

In an effort to deliver a more cost effective and traditional wood-looking early learning furniture line, the Sproutz® line has been revised and using a medium density fiberboard panel manufactured from recycled wood fiber.  With the use of a formaldehyde free resin (lab tested to less than 0.05 ppm) Sproutz® products have the emissions of solid wood which allows these products to meet the most stringent formaldehyde emission standards in the world (CHPS 01350).   Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) certificates are available for “88% Pre-consumer Recycled Wood Fiber” and for “Made with No Added Formaldehyde”. 

GREENGUARD Children & SchoolsSM certification

All Sproutz® products are GREENGUARD Children & SchoolsSM indoor air quality certified. The GREENGUARD Children & SchoolsSM Certification Program offers stricter indoor air quality certification criteria for products intended for use in schools, daycares or other environments where children spend significant periods of time.

Sproutz® and LEED®

Sproutz® products may contribute to the following LEED® v3 Credits:

  • Credit MRc4 – Recycled Content

  • Credit Mrc5 – Regional Materials

  • Credit Mrc7 – Certified Wood

  • Credit IEQc4.4 – Low-Emitting Materials-Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products

Additionally Sproutz® core materials feature several other eco-friendly qualities, including:

  • GREENGUARD Children & SchoolsSM indoor air quality certification
  • Formaldehyde free adhesive system
  • Physical properties similar to, or better than standard MDF
  • Composed of pre-consumer recycled wood fiber
  • Meets CARB ATCM Phase 2 emission limits - CARB NAF Exempt
  • Third party certification - SCS & EPP
  • CHPS compliant - California section 01350 approved
  • Developed and manufactured with pride in the USA!

Sproutz® is constructed from materials that meets Material Specifications for VOC emissions section 01350 for Collaboration for High Performance Schools (CHPS).  A copy of the VOC Emission Test Results is available upon request, please contact Jonti-Craft at or (800) 543-4149.

Sproutz® products are available in over 45 of the most popular early learning furniture designs ranging from storage to coat lockers, from book storage to dramatic play items, and from computer stations to furniture for toddlers.

Learn more about Jonti-Craft's commitment to the environment by downloading Jonti-Craft's Environmental Statement.