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Stepping Stones Preschool

3001 Muscatine Ave
Iowa City, IA 52240

(319) 338-8534


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Co-op

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The mission of Stepping Stones Preschool is to provide a high quality education for 3-5 year olds with an emphasis on parent involvement.

Stepping Stones Preschool is an early childhood education program designed to nurture the development of the whole child. Preschool activities are selected to stimulate intellectual, physical, social, emotional, and pre-academic growth, and promote the child's abilities in the areas of listening, following directions, concentrating, remembering, and expressing increasingly complex ideas. Creativity and self-expression are encouraged to build the child's confidence as a creator. The emphasis is on process over product.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"The daily schedule begins with a free choice period, during which children may choose from a variety of activities, such as blocks, floor activities which emphasize stories, music, movement, science, beginning Spanish and Sign language, and journal writing. During snack time, the T/TH children help serve a variety of nutritious snacks, which they sometimes prepare. The children in the MWF class eat a lunch, prepared from home. On some occasions, the MWF will prepare lunch at school."
Excerpted from the preschool's website