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

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

01 Oct 2018

Developing Integrity at Every Age

Each month, Stepping Stone School classroom teachers focus on specific activities to teach character development in an age-appropriate manner through Read More

Joyful ParentingRaising a ...

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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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

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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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16 Aug 2018

Stepping Stone School Children Award Donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas

Austin, Texas – August 16, 2018: On August 15, 2018, the school age children of Stepping Stone School proudly presented Read More

Press Releases

15 Jan 2018

The Importance of Classic Literature

Research demonstrates that the single activity with the greatest impact on a child’s reading readiness is being read to on Read More

Child DevelopmentJoyful Parenting

05 Dec 2017

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town!

Monday, Dec. 4th–9:00 a.m. Cat Hollow (hosts) visiting: 10:00 a.m. Pflugerville / 11:00 a.m. Parmer Tuesday, Dec. 5th–9:00 a.m. Crestview Read More


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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