Our brand is based on family and education, so those are important concepts to convey. Since "sprout" typically conveys growth, that would be an important concept to convey as well.
Other useful concepts: fun, safe, bright, cheerful, inspiring, nuturing, gaming, sports, youth, kids, seed.
For the most part, the concepts are just a suggestion. I'm open to anything that addresses the brief.
We do have an existing site (http://www.fansprout.com) that is still under development, so please note:
1) the name was very recently changed from WhizKidSports.com, so you might see references to that name in the copy, title bar, etc.
2) The long term goal is to change the existing site design as well though, so don't feel wedded to the existing design. Something that is too close to the existing design will probably be turned down.
3) We're looking for something around 60px high.
Ideally the logo could be used on a business card as well, but this should not be the primary design focus.