Mission Statement & Philosophy
Our mission is to provide a culturally diverse preschool community that incorporates family involvement while providing developmentally appropriate learning that focuses on each child’s unique interests and experiences.
We believe each child is a unique and unrepeatable human being. We also believe playing is the essence of the early childhood years and through play children learn, explore and grow academically, socially and emotionally.
Meet Our Staff
Stepping Stones Preschool has an experienced staff where many teachers have been a part of the school with their children for a number of years. Click on the following staff members to learn more…
We Are Active…
The Stepping Stones Preschool program is based on the belief that young children are capable of making decisions and solving problems about activities that are interesting to them personally. We encourage them to become active-learners to discover, question, and make decisions. Allowing children to be children creates great adults!
We Are Learners…
We believe by planting a garden together, children will learn about weather, seeds, textures, nature, and growth. By playing alphabet games and exploring letter sounds, children will develop pre-reading skills. By counting and sorting with parents and teachers each day, children will learn numbers and math skills.
We Are Unique…
Our goal is for the child to be aware of the world he/she lives in and the fact that he/she is a unique and unrepeatable human being. We work at helping each child feel good about himself/herself and his/her abilities while providing a wide range of developmentally appropriate activities that broaden his/her horizons now and help him/her become a lifelong learner.
We Are Community Builders…
We strive to achieve a classroom community. By working and playing with other children, parent helpers, and teachers, the children not only develop their own personal socialization skills, but also develop a sense of community. We believe in learning necessary academic skills through play.
Stepping Stones Preschool is proud to be accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, (NAEYC). NAEYC is the nation’s largest, non-profit organization of early childhood educators, and is devoted to improving the education of children everywhere. Founded in 1926, NAEYC has become one of the most respected organizations in the field, with well over 100,000 members and a national network of more than 400 affiliated organizations. To learn more about NAEYC please visit their web site at www.naeyc.org.
You could be a member of the governing board, which is composed of parents, actively involved in the daily operation of the school. Being a member of the board is fun and a great way to meet new friends. We need enthusiastic, hard-working, child-adoring parents to help our team! The Board isn’t just work, we have other fun activities as well. There are potluck events and several holiday parties.
If you are interested in being a part of the parent board please notify the office.