08 Jun 2023

Encouraging Emergent Writing

For young children, art and early writing skills go hand in hand. At first, your child will start experimenting with Read More

Child DevelopmentWriting and Literacy Readiness

14 Apr 2023

How to Prepare for Beginning Early Care & Education

We understand how changing routines, new encounters, and meeting new people can be challenging for both parent and child. Stepping Read More

How Do I ... ?Joyful ParentingPreschool Life

24 Mar 2023

City of Austin Proclaims March 23, 2023 as Rhonda Paver Day

March 23, 2023 – Austin, TX – The City of Austin, today acknowledged Rhonda Paver, owner and CEO of Stepping Read More

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About Susan Brunk, M.A.

Susan Brunk has a Masters Degree in Education. She taught children in both public and private elementary and early childhood settings for more than ten years before she made the transition to educating teachers.

Since beginning her journey with Stepping Stone School over five years ago, Susan has written several portions of our Platinum Learning for Life™ curriculum and has created valuable teacher education modules to improve the standard of education within our company.

Through her years of teaching experience, research, and raising four children of her own, Susan has obtained a valuable understanding of developmentally appropriate practice which is demonstrated through her interactions with teachers and children alike.

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09 Jan 2023

7 Simple Ways to Teach Manners and Etiquette to Children

“Let’s play Fancy Restaurant, Mommy!” 3 ½ year old Eva suggested before dinner. “How do you play Fancy Restaurant?” her Read More

Character Development

23 Nov 2022

The Empathy Nook at Stepping Stone School

Stepping Stone School is proud to introduce the Empathy Nook™ a safe place within our Prekindergarten classrooms for children to Read More

Emotional and Social Development

26 May 2020

The Necessity of Beauty

Four-year-old, Jamie stood motionless in front of a flower.  Moving closer, I noticed a small white butterfly perched on the Read More

Character DevelopmentChild DevelopmentJoyful Parenting

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09 Sep 2019

Cultivating Creativity

It is a common assumption among many parents that creativity is a talent their children are born with and either Read More

Art and Creative ExpressionJoyful Parenting

08 Jul 2019

Summer Activities that Promote Learning

Summer is here and it is the time of year when parents take on the challenge of keeping their children Read More

Community and Cultural AwarenessHow Do I ... ?Joyful Parenting

29 Apr 2019

Teaching Your Child Health and Wellness Habits

As a parent, you instinctively want your children to grow up leading happy and healthy lives, while developing good habits. Read More

Joyful ParentingLife BalanceNutrition & Cooking with ChildrenPhysical Development

About Stepping Stone School

Stepping Stone School was created by a mother with a vision. Rhonda Paver and her husband Bill arrived in Austin in 1979 with their first three children. After searching for affordable, quality early care and education for her own children, Rhonda believed the children of Austin deserved something better than what she was finding. Learn More

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04 Oct 2022

Raising a Reader: Starting with Infants

From the moment you are expecting your first child, you are overwhelmed with information and advice about the importance of Read More

Child DevelopmentWriting and Literacy Readiness

28 Jun 2022

7 Ways to Teach Responsibility

Responsible behaviors take years to develop and are the product of consistent expectations and purposeful planning. Teaching responsibility begins in Read More

Character DevelopmentChild DevelopmentEmotional and Social DevelopmentJoyful Parenting

08 Jun 2022

Safety & Security at Stepping Stone School

At Stepping Stone School, the safety and security of our students and families are the foundation on which everything rests. Read More

Health & SafetyNews

About Tyson Wrinkle, B.A.

Tyson Winkle, our School Age Director and Associate Vice President graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Texas with a 3.9 GPA in 2002. and started working for Stepping Stone School as a School Age teacher when in college in November of 2000.

Tyson won the Stepping Stone School School Age Excellence Award in 2007 and was the Inaugural Assistant Principal at our Teravista Campus in 2008.

He became the School Age Program Director in 2010, and an Associate Vice President in 2017.

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14 May 2018

Explore Your Creative Genius this Summer!

Summer at Stepping Stone School During Stepping Stone School’s Summer Break Camp at The Brainery™, students will investigate their own Read More

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