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Stepping Stone School (Richcreek)

1710 Richcreek
Austin, TX 78757

(512) 459-0247


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

More Information

  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught

From the Director:

The Stepping Stone School Calendar of Curriculum Themes™ is based on the nationally recognized Creative Curriculum® and follows the accreditation guidelines of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the National Association of Child Care Professionals (NACCP). Our talented educators incorporate the Calendar of Curriculum™ into all classroom activities daily. This curriculum is tailored to each age group and encourages a love of and ability for reading at a pre-kindergarten age. Your children also will be exposed to other familiar subjects such as science, art, math, languages and writing. Stepping Stone School’s Early Achievers Program provides the ideal academic components needed to ensure a successful transition to elementary school, and is the benchmark of our Kindergarten Readiness Academy™.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our teachers closely monitor the progress of each student and his or her individual needs and make curricular recommendations and adaptations based on the child’s strengths and weaknesses.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

At Stepping Stone School our philosophy and culture is based upon support for all children and their families during their early years. Our nurturing, developmental approach stems from the original belief of our founders, that successful teaching and learning is directly related to the quality of the teacher-child interaction and their environment. We provide a “second home” for children where parents can be comforted in knowing their child is in a safe, nurturing environment and where they trust that we will love their child.

We believe that all children deserve every opportunity to be happy, to be challenged, and to be successful!

A Typical Day

Children at Stepping Stone School enjoy a mix of teacher-led activities, child-directed center time, outdoor activities, family-style meals and snacks, and nap time. Weekly, theme-based lesson plans address the different needs of each child through planned activities. This changing atmosphere supports your child's rapidly emerging abilities and interests and offers opportunities for early math, science, reading, construction and imaginative play learning experiences.