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05 Dec 2019

Mr. Rogers and His Spirit of Compassion

Over Thanksgiving weekend, I joined the crowd of moviegoers to watch A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood starring Tom Hanks. Hanks plays the role of the beloved children’s show host Mr. Rogers. Throughout the movie, each person who interacts with Mr. Rogers’ character is changed for the better because of his compassionate and caring attitude which radiates […]

Character DevelopmentJoyful Parenting

18 Nov 2019

Learning Gratitude with Thanksgiving Activities

Thanksgiving is the time of year when we express gratitude and give thanks for the blessings in our lives. Gratitude is a fundamental component of both our overall happiness and our relationships with loved ones. Expressing gratitude is just as important for children as it is for adults. While gratitude can be a difficult trait […]

Character DevelopmentJoyful Parenting

30 Oct 2019

How to Teach Perseverance

My oldest son scraped at the interior of the giant pumpkin he was preparing this past month. “This is hard!” he exclaimed. I smiled, “You’re sticking with it though, that means you’re developing perseverance!” After some time, he came to me, hands covered in pumpkin, “I’m finished!” He beamed as he carried his pumpkin onto […]

Character DevelopmentJoyful Parenting

07 Oct 2019

Encouraging Friendly Relationships

In the fast-paced culture that we live in today, children seem to have busier schedules than in past generations. As a parent, you may be shuffling them from one activity to the next, or one sports practice to another. The social opportunities for your child can vary with each activity and some children have an […]

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30 Sep 2019

Building Integrity

Each month, Stepping Stone School educators implement our Communities of Character™ curriculum which provides activities with the purpose of teaching character development as a part of our Platinum Learning for Life™curriculum. During the month of October, our activities are focused on the character trait of integrity.  Integrity is described as consistency in both words and […]

Character Development

16 Sep 2019

Cooperation Counts!

In eager anticipation, children recently began a new school year.  I heard child wonderings about new friends and old friends, new classrooms and new teachers, and what they will learn.  At the beginning of the year, it is the goal of teachers to take the group of individuals assigned to their classroom and form a cohesive group […]

Character DevelopmentJoyful Parenting

07 Sep 2016

Stepping Stone School raises $10,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas

*As of August 2019 Stepping Stone School has donated over $80,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas From selling refreshing lemonade, warm cookies and creative crafts, the students of Stepping Stone School in Austin, TX put their business minds and giving hearts to work at the schools’ Young Entrepreneurs & Philanthropists™ summer camp […]

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02 Feb 2016

Stepping Stone School Rolls Out Its Newest Curriculum, Platinum Learning for Life™

Over the last three decades, Stepping Stone School has developed its own proprietary and comprehensive early education curriculum. The curriculum is based on 40 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. It […]


27 Aug 2013

School Age Children Raise $3,000 for Charity

*As of August 2019 Stepping Stone School has donated over $80,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas We’re so proud of our Austin Young Entrepreneurs and Philanthropists! These school-age children, who attended our summer camp program, raised $3,032 planning and running mini businesses, such as a lemonade stand. The children are always so […]