Stepping Stones Preschool Cares About Kids

Joanne Black, Co-Director

Hello! My name is Joanne Black and I am one of two Co-Directors here at Stepping Stones Preschool.

A Little About Me…

I was born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan.  I went to college in upper Michigan at Lake Superior State University (LSSU) where I obtained my Bachelor of Arts in Speech & Theatre.  After moving to Illinois, my husband and I moved to Arizona where we’ve raised three children.JoAnne Black

I started my journey with Stepping Stones Preschool (SSP) in 1986 as a parent aide when my eldest son attended.  I became a teacher in 1999 when my youngest daughter attended SSP, earning a Child Development Associate (CDA) in Early Education and a Certificate in Early Education from Glendale Community College.

Over the years, I’m  amazed by how fast time flies when you’re having fun! I’m still as enthusiastic today as I was back when my children attended.  I think one of the key aspects of this school, in particular, that drives my energy every day is the fact that I enjoy the parent involvement.  I believe the efforts our parents provide working alongside our teachers, are essential to our children’s development in early childhood education.

Best regards, Joanne