03 Nov 2023

The Benefits of Sensory Play in Childhood Development

Children are naturally curious and absolutely love exploring the world around them through their senses. Sensory play includes activities involving Read More

Brain DevelopmentChild Development

24 Oct 2023

Montessori, Reggio Emilia or Play Based?

Montessori, Reggio Emilia or Play-Based?  Stepping Stone School: Where Education Meets Innovation At Stepping Stone School, our commitment goes beyond Read More

Child Development

20 Oct 2023

Exploring Archaeology: Unearthing the Past at Stepping Stone School

At Stepping Stone School, we believe every child’s education should be an exciting adventure. While preschool is often associated with Read More

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About Susan Brunk, M.A.

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.

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09 Jan 2023

7 Simple Ways to Teach Manners and Etiquette to Children

“Let’s play Fancy Restaurant, Mommy!” 3 ½ year old Eva suggested before dinner. “How do you play Fancy Restaurant?” her Read More

Character Development

23 Nov 2022

The Empathy Nook at Stepping Stone School

Stepping Stone School is proud to introduce the Empathy Nook™ a safe place within our Prekindergarten classrooms for children to Read More

Emotional and Social Development

26 May 2020

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

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09 Sep 2019

Cultivating Creativity

It is a common assumption among many parents that creativity is a talent their children are born with and either Read More

Art and Creative ExpressionJoyful Parenting

08 Jul 2019

Summer Activities that Promote Learning

Summer is here and it is the time of year when parents take on the challenge of keeping their children Read More

Community and Cultural AwarenessHow Do I ... ?Joyful Parenting

29 Apr 2019

Teaching Your Child Health and Wellness Habits

As a parent, you instinctively want your children to grow up leading happy and healthy lives, while developing good habits. Read More

Joyful ParentingLife BalanceNutrition & Cooking with ChildrenPhysical Development

About Stepping Stone School

Stepping Stone School was created by a mother with a vision. Rhonda Paver and her husband Bill arrived in Austin in 1979 with their first three children. After searching for affordable, quality early care and education for her own children, Rhonda believed the children of Austin deserved something better than what she was finding. Learn More

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13 Oct 2023

Outdoor Classrooms

As parents of young children attending Stepping Stone School, you’re likely aware of the importance of outdoor play in your Read More

Brain DevelopmentHealth & SafetyJoyful Parenting

06 Oct 2023

Teaching Your Children Life Skills

There are many things you may not realize you are teaching your children every day. Many of these things are Read More

Emotional and Social DevelopmentHow Do I ... ?Joyful Parenting

15 Aug 2023

Stepping Stone School’s Historic Gift: Teaching Children the Power of Compassion

In a heartwarming display of compassion and commitment to making a difference, Stepping Stone School marked a historic moment with Read More

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About Tyson Wrinkle, B.A.

Tyson Winkle, our School Age Director and Associate Vice President graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Texas with a 3.9 GPA in 2002. and started working for Stepping Stone School as a School Age teacher when in college in November of 2000.

Tyson won the Stepping Stone School School Age Excellence Award in 2007 and was the Inaugural Assistant Principal at our Teravista Campus in 2008.

He became the School Age Program Director in 2010, and an Associate Vice President in 2017.

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14 May 2018

Explore Your Creative Genius this Summer!

Summer at Stepping Stone School During Stepping Stone School’s Summer Break Camp at The Brainery™, students will investigate their own Read More

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