Stepping Stone School at Leander / Cedar Park
Established
1998

  • 225 Block House Dr.
  • Leander, Texas 78641
  • (512) 259-3459
  • 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

Transportation

  • Before School: Bagdad, Blockhouse, Camacho, C.C. Mason, Giddens, Jim Plain, Knowles, Pleasant Hill, Whitestone and Winkley Elementary Schools.
  • After School: Bagdad, Blockhouse, Camacho, C.C. Mason, Giddens, Jim Plain, Knowles, Pleasant Hill, Whitestone and Winkley Elementary Schools.

Welcome to the Stepping Stone School located at 225 Blockhouse Drive in Leander near Crystal Falls and northwest Round Rock. It is conveniently located off of Highway 183 and Toll Road 183A and graces the entry to the Blockhouse Creek subdivision. The Block House and Crystal Falls neighborhoods are growing and attracting many families with young children. The school was designed and built from the ground up by the Paver Family ensuring security and boasts a large indoor atrium with hallways radiating out east and west with a separate school age wing. Recently, a major interior and exterior renvovation has been completed.

The large atrium provides a place for family gatherings or for our enrichment programs which include Dance Discovery, Kung Fu Kids, Opus One Music, Flippers Gymnastics and Sports Adventure. Swimming lessons are offered on-site each summer and the three spacious playgrounds are shaded and filled with age-appropriate outdoor activities including rock climbing walls and a basketball court. All outdoor areas are securely fenced with access available only through the building. Inside the school there is a Global Learning Center and a classroom dedicated to S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) curriculum and activities. An exciting game room is available to school age children.

We educate and care for children from 6 weeks to 13 years old and provide transportation to the following elementary schools: Block House, C.C. Mason, Camacho, Giddens, Knowles, Pleasant Hill, Whitestone, Winkley, Bagdad and Jim Plain.

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

Apple Springs,, Benbrook Ranch, Blockhouse Creek, Bluffs at Sandy Creek, Boulders at Crystal Falls, County Glen, Cross Creek, Fairways at Crystal Falls, Falcon Oaks, Gann Ranch, Grand Mesa at Crystal Falls, Hidden Mesa, High Chaparral, High Gabriel, High Gabriel East, High Gabriel West, Highlands at Crystal Falls, Honeycomb Hills, Horizon Park, Kittie Hill Acres, Lakeline, Leander Heights, Leander Hills, Live Oak Ranch, Magnolia, Mason Creek, Middle Brook Ranch, Northcreek, Oakridge, Orchard, Overlook, Pecan Hollow Ranches, Ridgmar Landing, Ridgeline Ranchettes, Ridgetop Acres, Ridgewood North, Ridgewood South, Round Mountain Oaks, Sandy Creek Ranches, South San Gabriel Ranches, Summerlyn, Timberline West, Vista Ridge, Westview Meadows, Westwood, Woods at Mason Creek

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Reviews

Absolutely love this place! The staff is fantastic! I love the curriculum; during this time of being quarantined, my daughters mind continues to be stimulated! I’m so happy that I chose this daycare!

- Amie M.

April 21st, 2020

I cannot say enough about these ladies. They have been exceptional to my child and he absolutely LOVES coming to school every day. They welcome him every morning with open arms and are so accommodating. We have been so pleased with Stepping Stone. Best daycare experience. Cristina, Helen, Ms. Kim, Casey, Donna, Connie, Heba, Jamie, are so absolutely wonderful in my book. As well as the rest of the ladies. It takes a village and we are so glad we chose this one.

- Christi D.

June 18th, 2020

We have had a great experience at SS Leander. My two girls have made friends and really love the academic activities that are provided. My preschooler is in Ms. Alicia's class. She is a fantastic teacher. My daughter adores her and loves learning because of her. The staff truly cares about the kids. We are very happy to have our kids in school and aftercare at Stepping Stone.

- Kena C.

April 16th, 2019

My children and I absolutely love this place! I had a difficult time trying to find a place that I felt comfortable leaving my children at all day and that had a place for my twins. From the moment I stepped into this school, I knew Stepping Stone was unique. As a teacher myself, I know the difference between the ideal, dream classroom and the reality of a classroom of your everyday, average young children with all their emotions and energy. I have very high standards and cannot find a flaw here. The staff truly care for each and every child. Cristina and Helen are always willing to listen and offer suggestions to make improvements if there is even the slightest hint of a problem developing with my children. Ms. Alicia and Ms. Jamie are, hands down, the best preschool teachers around. There are no words to match how I feel about this school. Thank you Stepping Stone-Leander!

- Laura T.

June 15th, 2019

My daughter has been there for the last two years and it's been the best experience we could ask for. Everyone that works there are so nice and they always know where your child is at all times. I couldn't have asked for a better place to prep my daughter for kindergarten.
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- Dr. S.

July 12th, 2019

My children have been attending Stepping Stone School for a little over a year now. They have both grown so much since they started attending. They are both learning to write properly and potty training has been a breeze thanks to all of the teachers who are on the same page! The communication between the teachers and administrators about each child is great and very helpful. If any little accident were to happen, I am glad that it is communicated to us, as well as any small achievement. The Tadpoles program helps my husband and I get through the day as we receive photos of their day.

- Cris S.

January 24th, 2019



I would highly recommend enrolling your child here. Ever since my daughter started attending, our whole world has changed for the better, she comes home counting to ten or singing nursery songs that I had totally forgotten about. I must say my daughter is an only child and I do feel she requires more patience than some other children. Stepping Stone themselves can turn her day around & making her a brighter happier kid. I also MUST say Carlene is amazing, she is my favorite (the others are just as awesome!) but she has patience with my child, my child runs to her and is excited when she sees Carlene. She is the ultimate best!

- Sarah H.

March 26th, 2019

My son **really** enjoyed his preK class with Ms Alicia. He adores her and she really has his best interest at heart. I saw first hand how she is able to tend to children based on their own particular needs and how she wants them to learn and grow in her care. My son is on his second day of kindergarten, though he is in Stepping Stone's after school program. As soon as I picked him up from his first day in the after school program, he wanted to go see Ms Alicia. I can't fully express how much Stepping Stone influenced our family in a very positive way, made my son happier about going to preK - so much so that he was sometimes sad when it was the weekend and he wouldn't see Alicia or his friends. Over the summer, he took swimming lessons with Stepping Stone and he learned SO much. I really enjoyed all of his artwork and how prepared he is for kindergarten. Ms Alicia really helped us prepare him for school - both academically and socially. I cannot say enough good things about our experience in Ms Alicia's class.

The front office staff is kind and I always enjoy seeing them in the morning. Ms Connie is very kind and I'm certain we will enjoy Brodie's time in the after school program, where he is dropped off and picked up from school and is offered play time after school as well as homework time.

- Erica G.

August 16th, 2019