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.


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

27 Aug 2018

How to Help Your Child Learn to Cooperate

I recently came across a cooperative board game in which three or four players work together to complete a task Read More


Character DevelopmentJoyful ParentingRaising a ...

13 Aug 2018

How to Teach Young Children Fairness

Have you ever wondered why we enjoy sporting events where the “underdog” wins the day or hearing “rags to riches” Read More


Character DevelopmentChild Development

06 Aug 2018

Creating Routines: Promoting Love and Learning

From those earliest days after a child is born, parents begin employing new routines to meet the needs of an Read More


Child DevelopmentJoyful Parenting

09 Jul 2018

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

02 Jul 2018

10 Safety Tips for Independence Day

My memories of Independence Day celebrations are filled with cookouts, visits from friends and family members, and staying up late Read More


Health & SafetyJoyful ParentingLife Balance

25 Jun 2018

Thank you, Mister Rogers

For over 30 years, Fred Rogers entered the family rooms of preschool children across the nation to say, “It’s you Read More


Character DevelopmentNews

18 Jun 2018

Teaching Responsibility

In many of our Stepping Stone School prekindergarten classrooms, you will notice a classroom chore chart.  Using this list of Read More


Character DevelopmentChild Development

04 Jun 2018

Teaching Children to be Caring

Ruth had just woken up from her nap and was sitting alone near her mat with her head lowered, arms Read More


Character DevelopmentChild DevelopmentUncategorized

21 May 2018

The Value of Drawing

Starting with Scribbles Handing a child a crayon for the first time is a game of chance often ending with Read More


Child DevelopmentJoyful Parenting