Stepping Stone School featured in cover story of ChildCare Exchange Magazine

Stepping Stone School featured in cover story of ChildCare Exchange Magazine


AUSTIN, TX, February 21, 2017 – Stepping Stone School is featured in the cover story in the January/February 2017 issue of ChildCare Exchange Magazine, the leading national publication on early care and education. The three-page story outlines founder Rhonda Paver’s vision and Stepping Stone School’s programs, philosophy and mission.

“We are deeply honored and grateful to be recognized by ChildCare Exchange and

we would like to extend our thanks to all the families who, through their support, have made this

wonderful accolade a possibility,” said Rhonda Paver, Stepping Stone School owner and founder.


Paver founded Stepping Stone School in 1979 after her own search for quality, educational childcare for her family came up short of her expectations. In November of that year, the family purchased a daycare that was going out of business, moved in and opened its doors for business.

The organization has grown steadily, all the while maintaining its high standards. The original school, located in Austin’s Crestview neighborhood, is still one of Stepping Stone School’s most popular. The newest school is slated to open in May 2017 in the Plum Creek neighborhood of Kyle, Texas. Stepping Stone School’s 19 locations have the capacity to educate and care for 3,489 children.


The full article can be read and downloaded at


About Stepping Stone School:

Stepping Stone School was founded in 1979 by Rhonda Paver, MA and William Paver, Ph.D and the company continues to be locally owned and managed by the Paver family. Stepping Stone School operates 19 early care and education campuses located in the Austin Metro Area and College Station, TX with the 20th school under construction. Stepping Stone School is the 30th largest privately owned early care and education provider in the United States and 10th largest Employer Child Care Management Organization in the nation. Stepping Stone School’s proprietary curriculum Platinum Learning for Life™ is based on over 35 years of direct teaching experience and interacting with children, but also on the finest and most up to date research and best practices regarding how children learn, grow and develop. Stepping Stone School was an early adopter of the S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) concept and it has been incorporated into the programming and curriculum for every age group. The Paver family consistently exercises their philanthropic commitment to the community through donations to organizations whose missions are to better the lives and education of our children and families. For more information, please visit



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