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.


04 Feb 2019

Kindness Makes an Impact

In anticipation of accepting a new child into our classroom, I had my prekindergarten children create a welcome card.  They Read More


Character Development

24 Jan 2019

Infants and Toddlers and Math, Oh My!

The idea of very young children participating in mathematical thinking may seem strange to some, however, researchers have observed infants Read More


Brain DevelopmentJoyful Parenting

11 Jan 2019

Developing Self-Regulation Skills

Self-regulation, the ability to manage one’s own emotions and to empathize with others, is a leading predictor in the future Read More


Character Development

17 Dec 2018

Family Traditions

The winter holiday season is often accompanied by specific activities we participate in each year like visiting family, giving gifts, Read More


Character DevelopmentJoyful Parenting

10 Dec 2018

Living a Compassionate Life

The holiday season often causes us to think of others.  What is it that a loved one needs physically or Read More


Character DevelopmentChild DevelopmentJoyful Parenting

26 Nov 2018

Welcoming a New Sibling

After almost nine months of preparation, most parents feel prepared to welcome a new child into the family.  But when Read More


Joyful ParentingRaising a ...

19 Nov 2018

Developing Perseverance

Beyond intelligence and raw talent, the ability to push through challenges and continue reaching towards a goal is the best Read More


Child DevelopmentJoyful Parenting

12 Nov 2018

Nurturing Harmonious Sibling Relationships

The sibling relationship is one of the longest lasting relationships of a person’s life. Promoting a positive and secure relationship among Read More


Child DevelopmentLife Balance

29 Oct 2018

Halloween Safety

With Halloween on the horizon, consider some of the following safety tips to keep you and your children safe during Read More


Health & SafetyJoyful Parenting

08 Oct 2018

Building a Foundation in Writing

Wrapping his tiny toddler fingers tightly around a large crayon, two-year-old Bentley stands over a piece of paper making firm Read More


Child Development