Stepping Stone School at Crestview / Allandale
- 1710 Richcreek Rd
- Austin, TX 78757
- (512) 459-0247
- Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- 6 weeks through 11 years
- Infant - Early Childhood Developmental Nurturance Program (6 weeks – 18 months)
- Toddler - Developmental Preschool Program (18 – 24 months)
- Preschool - Developmental Preschool Program (2 to 3 years)
- Pre-Kindergarten - Kindergarten Readiness Academy (3 – 4 years)
- Advanced Pre-Kindergarten - Advanced Kindergarten Readiness Academy (4 – 5 years)
- School-Age - Future Leaders and Innovators School-Age Program
- Before School: Brentwood Elementary School
- After School: Brentwood and Gullett Elementary Schools.
Welcome to the Stepping Stone School located at 1710 Richcreek in North Central Austin. We are nestled securely inside the Crestview neighborhood and have operated as a Stepping Stone School since 1979 when owner, Rhonda Paver began her first school at this campus. The campus is small and intimate and favored by many of the young families who have provided for the rebirth of the Crestview and Brentwood neighborhoods. The parents who choose this school love getting to know the other families with children enrolled. It is a close-knit community who warmly welcome new families and children.
The atrium provides a place for family gatherings or for our enrichment programs which include Dance Discovery, Opus One Music, Flippers Gymnastics, Soccer Shots, and Sports Adventures. We educate and care for children between the ages of 6 weeks to 12 years old. This school is conveniently located between Burnet Road and North Lamar close to 183 and Mopac. Anderson Lane and the Northcross Shopping Center are close by and provide any and all services a young family may need.
Two playgrounds are filled with age-appropriate outdoor activities and safely tucked behind the school, securely surrounded by privacy fences on all sides. Large trees provide natural shade. We pick children up from the following local elementary schools for after-school care: Brentwood and Gullett.
We proudly serve families in the following and many other communities:
Adirondack, Allandale, Balcones West, Brentwood, Cat Mountain, Cliff over Lake Austin, Colorado Crossing, Crestview, Highland Hills, Highland Park West, Hyde Park, Island at Mt Bonnell Shores, Lakewood Village, Mesa Forest, Mesa Oaks, Mesa Village, Mountain Ridge, Mt Bonnell Terrace, North Crossing, North Loop, North Shoal Creek, Northwest Hills, Northwest Oaks, Palladio Point, Point West of Westover Hills, Ridgetop, Rosedale, Shoal Creek, Skyview, The Courtyard, Treetops, Twin Mesa, Valleyside Place, Vista West, Watersedge, Westover Hills, Wooten.
We are proud to be NAC Accredited!
Love this place, my twins have been there since they were 3 months (over a year now) and seem happy to be there, no issues, & Very caring staff who are eager to help parents any way they can.
My family has been blessed with Stepping Stone and its staff. We have been part of the Stepping Stone Crestview family for the last 6 years with our 2 boys. The facility is a wonderful cozy home in our neighborhood. The principal, Judy, is one of the most caring and dedicated individuals I have ever met. The teachers are all so loving to the kids. I am amazed by the education and emotional growth I see in my boys all the time because of the curriculum. The effort and diligence the staff put in is outstanding. We are so grateful to them all.
Both of our girls have been going to SS Crestview since they were 7 months old. They absolutely adore their teachers and we have been so thrilled with the care they receive every day. We can really tell that the teachers are invested our our children's growth, development and happiness. We are so thankful to all the teachers at SS Crestview!! Such a great and approachable environment!
I don't have have enough great things to say about this school. My daughter has been attending since she was an infant (roughly 4 months). Dropping a tiny infant off at daycare is one of the most overwhelming things I've ever done as a mother. Ms. Karyn and Ms. Michelle treated my daughter like she is their own. She has since graduated to Ms. Elizabeth's classroom where she has already learned so much. I can genuinely tell that Ms. Elizabeth is as proud of my daughter as I am with each milestone she hits. My daughter often cries when she leaves school because she's having so much fun. Each day she shows me new things she's learned and of course shows off her friends. My daughter is 18 months old and can sing songs, articulate needs, count from 1-3 in English and Spanish and knows her colors, because of the curriculum she's been taught at Stepping Stone. I look forward to getting to know the other teachers as she grows. My daughter has egg and peanut allergies (so far), not only has the school accommodated and dropped it from the classroom. They have gone above and beyond and always report back. One memory comes to mind specifically where my daughter had an allergic reaction right as I came to pick her up I noticed hives start popping up. EVERYONE and I mean everyone was there helping me get her some meds and out the door. Every morning my daughter asks for Martika and Ms. Judy by name. She looks forward to going to school every single day. She spends as much time as the Texas heat allows outside and has a structured day. She naps better at school than she does in the silence of her own crib (I mean what is that about ;)). OF COURSE there are incidents - they're children (some who like to bite, mine included), but all the teachers and aides are prompt with communication and open about what happened. My first daycare experience was horrendous in comparison. I highly recommend this facility and will also throw this out there: Not all Stepping Stones are created equally.
Our kids have attended Stepping Stone since toddler and newborn ages. The curriculum has really impressed us and the teachers are loving and nurturing. We feel that the meals are nutritious and our oldest even talks about getting to help in the kitchen sometimes to make cookies or fun cooking projects. Our oldest just started Kindergarten and was well prepared, while our youngest is constantly surprising us with counting or colors or Spanish words. Any concerns we have had were able to be discussed with the principal, Miss Judy, or specific teachers, and were promptly addressed. We feel our kids are safe, have fun, and are learning while we are working.
I have to hand it to Stepping Stone for addressing my concern so quickly. Within a week, they'd put up Handicapped parking signs, and it sounds like they'll be designating Handicapped parking spaces at their Austin locations. Thank you!
Stepping Stone School has provided amazing development for my 2 year old in so many ways. From "show and tell" to music day to the many events with family involvement, you really feel like your child is getting the attention he or she deserves. I could say it's the curriculum, which is great, but the bottom line is that the staff cares about each individual as their own, so the growth in communication + fundamental skills for a 2 year old like mine has been special to see!! Judy loves the kids and her staff...Gina a.k.a. Tina :-) is the second mother to my son, and makes everything comfortable for him to have a great start to the day, everyday. The Crestview location was the best decision we made for our child's long term success!
I loved having my two children at Stepping Stone Crestview. We recently moved and had to change daycares and it has only made me realize even more how lucky we had been. The teachers are amazing - very loving and energetic. My children always got lots of hugs. The Director was always very helpful with any concerns we had - and went above and beyond to help us when needed. My son will start kindergarten this fall and he is more than prepared thanks to the wonderful curriculum at Stepping Stone. I truly believe that Judy, Christina, Leah, Elizabeth, Karyn, Makayla, Martika, Carly, Carla and all the other wonderful teachers played a huge part in raising the caring, well-mannered, smart, and happy children that my kids have become.