From the Director:
At Stepping Stones, we are concerned with every aspect of the childrenâ€™s growth and development. Our program is holistic, encompassing interpersonal relationships and self-help skills, in addition to basic subject areas. It is our goal to accomplish learning in a way that will be both challenging and fun. We emphasize activities that encourage the child to participate in the learning process, not just merely observe it. We are more concerned with the process and experience the children have than the â€œproductâ€ they actually end up with. We believe field trips are an important and extremely valuable educational experience. We plan field trips as an extension of our classroom science and social studies curriculum. We work in small groups for math and language arts exploration. Through these activities your child will develop math readiness skills (counting, classifying, sorting, patterning, simple addition, measurements, etc.) and reading and language skills (left to right sequencing, letter recognition and beginning formation, phonemic awareness- including rhymes, syllables and letter sounds- and familiarity with many types of literature). Language is enhanced through conversation with peers and adults, music, puppets and story telling. Observation and problem solving skills are incorporated in every way possible.