Stepping Stone School at Kyle / San Marcos

  • 4624 Ratcliffe Dr
  • Kyle, Texas 78640
  • (512) 268-0123
  • Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.
  • 6 weeks through 13 years

Programs Offered

  • 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: Negley Elementary School
  • After School: Blanco Vista, Elm Grove, Fuentes, Kyle, Negley, Pfluger, Science Hall and Tobias Elementary Schools

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Welcome to Stepping Stone School in Kyle located at 4624 Ratcliffe in the Plum Creek master planned community, conveniently located just off Hwy 1626 and easily accessible from US-35. It is also on the way for those who are commuting to Austin from San Marcos and is also close to Buda. Major employers in the area include ACC and Seton Medical Center Hays. The school was designed and built from the ground up by the Paver Family ensuring security and safety. This campus is considered one of the leading examples of a high quality state-of-the-art early care and education facility nationally. The campus boasts an enormous indoor atrium filled with lots of natural light.

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. Hallways radiate out from the atrium with younger children in one wing and older children in the other. Exact replicas of dinosaur fossils are displayed on a hallway wall with pictures and explanations regarding each pre-historic creature the fossils represent along with a reference to the animals that exist now which descended from their pre-historic ancestors. Another exhibit depicts three young inventors who changed the world with their inventions.

The three spacious playgrounds covered in artificial turf are shaded and filled with age-appropriate outdoor activities and are safely tucked behind the school. All outdoor areas are securely fenced with access available only through the building.

We educate and care for children from 6 weeks to 13 years old and provide transportation to the following elementary schools: Negley, Blanco Vista, Elm Grove, Fuentes, Kyle, Pfluger, Tobias and Science Hall.

We proudly serve families in the following and many other communities:

Ashford Park, Austin Skyline, Bella Vita, Bonita Vista, Bradfield Village, Brushy Creek, Cimarron Park, Coves Of Cimarron, Creekside Park, Cullen Country, Elliott Ranch, Elm Grove, Garlic Creek, Green Meadows, Country Oaks, Leisurewoods Meadow Park, Meadows At Buda, Meadows at Shadow Creek Oak Forest Original Town Of Buda Phillip J Allen Ruby Ranch, Shadow Creek, Stonefield, StoneRidge, Stonewood Commons, Summer Pointe, Sunfield, The Meadows at Buda, Triple R Ranchettes, Village At Buda, Whispering Hollow

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My daughter has been at the Kyle location for over a year now and I am pleased with how much she has learned and understands at her age. Her teachers have all been wonderful and understand her needs, including giving her attention at drop off so she and I both start the day right! The staff know me and my child and I can openly discuss any concerns or questions. I gladly recommend the Kyle Stepping Stone to my friends and co-workers.

Stepping Stone School is a wonderful, discovery-oriented, child-friendly school! This is the third summer I've been coming in as an outsider, as someone who provides educational services to students there, and have been both grateful for the positive, welcoming environment the directors and staff provide, as well as the comfort I've received in knowing the children are well cared for, respected, and honored for their own individual uniqueness. It's truly one of the best childcare and educational facilities in central Texas!

My son started daycare when he was 17 months old. He screamed every single morning that we dropped him off. He's my 3rd and I knew this was normal but then it was 8 months later and he was still doing it and having screening nightmares all night every night, we decided to move daycare. We didn't think that would work because he had his favorite teachers at the old daycare but within 2 weeks of being at Stepping Stone in Kyle he was sleeping through the night without nightmares, bedtime routine was pleasant, and he started talking more.. and within 2 months he was walking into daycare without asking to be held and was waving bye to me. My heart is so happy and full I just don't know what else to say... I wholeheartedly recommend Stepping Stone.. and Jax said love you to Ms. Lizzie and Ms. Mel!!!

I'm so happy with Stepping Stone (Kyle)! We've been taking our daughter since she was 6 months old (she's 2 1/2 now) and don't plan on leaving any time soon. There's always a warm welcome every morning, she's excited to be there and it's always a nice surprise to get photos from the app (that also logs meals and potty updates) during the day. We feel like they provide a wonderful nurturing environment and have even lead the way in the potty training department which was a huge bonus! Leaving your baby in someone else's care is such a big decision but we couldn't be happier with this team!

We have had at least one of our children at Stepping Stone in Kyle since they opened. I love the staff...many of whom have become close personal friends over the years. My children are well prepared when they enter kindergarten, and their social skills are significantly more advanced because of the excellent care and teaching at Stepping Stone. All four of our children have been very happy here, and so are we