Teach, learn, grow.
At its core, Stepping Stones is about deep connections - and every adult guiding each child to express their thoughts and ideas with confidence.
Stepping Stones' teachers and clinicians - who have advanced degrees, training and expertise - collaborate to ensure each child thrives academically, emotionally and socially.
Highly-qualified Masters-level speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and educational specialists as well as assistant teachers engage children in age-appropriate educational experiences based in the current science of child development, and unique to each individual learner. Step by step, children learn to seek, question and grow. And along the way, they feel supported, loved, and known.
The early years are the most important time for brain development.
Through nurturing, supportive bonds with the children in their care, Stepping Stones' educational teams inspire children of Stepping Stones to shape their rapidly growing brains to develop the speech, language, fine motor, gross motor, school readiness and critical thinking skills that will serve them throughout their lives.
The learning path:
Stepping Stones children are taught speech and language skills - and are guided to develop critical thinking and empathy - as a foundation for literacy.
Through developmentally-appropriate approaches, teachers support the reading brain's phonological awareness, alphabetic knowledge and print awareness skills. Children are also taken through math concepts and enhanced problem-solving skills to develop the understanding needed for more complex mathematical ideas.
By the end of a Stepping Stones year, students have blossomed into a community of learners - excited to think, play and solve together.