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 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

20 Nov 2017

Helping Families Cope with Seperation Anxiety

For many parents, it is the most challenging part of the decision to go back to work after having a Read More


Child DevelopmentJoyful Parenting

13 Nov 2017

Benefits of Play

Two-year-old Ellie set the baby doll in a chair at the table.  She balanced a stack of pretend food, a Read More


Brain DevelopmentChild Development

30 Oct 2017

Importance of Sleep

I pulled up to my daughter’s elementary school at the end of her first day of Kindergarten.  I saw her Read More


Brain DevelopmentChild DevelopmentJoyful Parenting

23 Oct 2017

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

16 Oct 2017

It’s a matter of Integrity…

This morning a parent told me, “I was so surprised… my children (almost 5 and 3) got themselves dressed, made Read More


Child DevelopmentJoyful Parenting