Author: brunk

About brunk

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.


26 Mar 2018

Big Body Play

Puppies do it. Kittens do it. Elephants and monkeys do it.  And yes, young boys and girls do it. Rough Read More


Brain DevelopmentChild Development

12 Mar 2018

5 Ways to Teach and Encourage Respect

In preparation for this month’s Community of Character focus, I asked my four-year-old about Respect.  He pondered for several moments Read More


Child DevelopmentJoyful ParentingLife Balance

06 Mar 2018

Developmentally Appropriate Chores for Children

Spring is in the air! Which also means spring cleaning is just around the corner. This year, consider including your Read More


Child DevelopmentJoyful ParentingLife BalanceRaising a ...

12 Feb 2018

Seven Ways to Encourage Healthy Eating Habits with Your Children

Stepping Stone School is your partner in raising healthy, happy and confident children. To that end, we serve balanced and Read More


How Do I ... ?Joyful ParentingNutrition & Cooking with Children

05 Feb 2018

Kindness Matters

February 17th is National Random Acts of Kindness Day, to celebrate, Stepping Stone School is teaching children about kindness through Read More


Child DevelopmentJoyful ParentingRaising a ...

29 Jan 2018

Toilet Training Toddlers

It is that joyous yet challenging time in the life of a child, the moment parents trade in their child’s Read More


Child DevelopmentHow Do I ... ?Joyful Parenting

22 Jan 2018

Higher Order Processing Skills to Improve Resilience

When you look closely at the Stepping Stone School learning plans, you will see a set of parentheses under each Read More


Brain DevelopmentChild DevelopmentJoyful Parenting

08 Jan 2018

Self-Regulation Tips for Toddlers

At Stepping Stone School, we strive to support our families through the many ups and downs of early childhood.  The Read More


Child DevelopmentJoyful ParentingRaising a ...

18 Dec 2017

Screen Time Guidelines

At Stepping Stone School, we continue to explore the latest research on behalf of our families to remain current with Read More


Child DevelopmentJoyful ParentingLife Balance

04 Dec 2017

3 Ways to Teach Compassionate Living

As this year’s calendar flips to its final month, I reflect on moments over the past eleven, noting certain instances Read More


Child DevelopmentJoyful ParentingLife Balance