Stepping Stone School at Pflugerville
- 2001 Wells Branch Pkwy
- Austin, TX 78728
- (512) 990-0044
- Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.
- 6 weeks through 13 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: Athlos Leadership Academy, Northwest & Wells Branch Elementary Schools.
- After School: Athlos Leadership Academy, Caldwell, Parmer Lane, Joe Lee, Northwest, Wells Branch and Windemere Elementary Schools.
Welcome to the Stepping Stone School located at 2001 Wells Branch Parkway in the Northeast Austin and Pflugerville areas. This campus is conveniently located for those commuting on I-35 and Mopac Expressway and allows for easy on and off no matter which direction you are traveling. The school is set back off the street and sits on a hill overlooking Wells Branch Parkway. Many major employers such as Dell Computers; Harte Hanks, Inc.; St. David’s North Austin Medical Center; Austin Diagnostic Clinic; National Instruments; IBM; Oracle; The Domain, Hewlett-Packard, Amazon, Indeed, Charles Schwab, Abbott Laboratories and Time Warner Cable are close by. Three age-appropriate playgrounds rest behind the school and are shaded with large trees and shade structures, and covered in artificial turf. The playgrounds are also securely surrounded by privacy fences on all sides.
A classroom dedicated to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) curriculum and activities is available for children three to twelve years old. 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.
We educate and care for children from 6 weeks to 13 years old and provide transportation for the following elementary schools: Caldwell, Parmer Lane, Springhill, Windermere, Northwest, Wells Branch and Athlos Leadership Academy.
We are proud to be NAC Accredited!
We proudly serve families in the following and many other communities:
Blackhawk, Bluebonnet Acres, Bohls Place, Brookhollow,, Cambridge Heights, Cantarra, Falcon Pointe, Gatlinburg, Greenridge, Heatherwilde, Highland Park, Hillside Spring, Hodde, Katymead, Kuempel, Lakes at Northtown, Lakes at Techridge, Meadow Park South, Meadows of Blackhawk, Morningside Meadows, Mountain Creek, North Park, Northtown Park, Northtown West, Parkcrest, Pflugerville Acres, Picadilly Ridge, Reserve at Westcreek, Ridge at Steeds Crossing, Rolling Hills, Rolling Meadows, Royal Pointe, Sahd, Sarahs Creek, Saxony, Settlers Meadow, Settlers Ridge, Shallow Creek, Spring Hill Village, Spring Trails, Spring Willow Creek, Springbrook, Springbrook Glen, Swenson Farms, The Commons at Rowe Lane, Villages of Hidden Lake, Warner Heights, Watson Park, Wells Point, Wildflower, Willow Creek, Windermere Wuthrich Hill Farms, Yellow Sage
We are proud to be NAC Accredited!
I am writing this review to express our most sincere gratitude and appreciation for all of the staff at Stepping Stone Pflugerville. When we first enrolled our son at 3 months old we were very worried, and dreaded leaving him with someone other than family. Those worries were quickly overcome with the joy and love of having him in their care. Over the past 13 months that he has attended Stepping Stone we have watched him grow into being a very curious and very capable child, and we have no doubt that it is due to the attention to curriculum and nurturing that he is receiving from everyone at Stepping Stone. The love that he has received at each age and development stage has been wonderful and reassuring. When he was an infant and in the care of Ms. Isabel, Ms. Naya, Ms. Sharia and Ms. Janet, we could not have ever imagined that he would be so loved outside of our family. As he has progressed, each class and each teacher has been wonderful. Now as we are all navigating the Covid pandemic, we feel ease at taking him to be in their care. The protocols that Stepping Stone has put in place, and their commitment to following through on them reassure us of their devotion to the health, and well-being of the children in their care, as well as the health and well-being of the staff. We feel so blessed to have found Stepping Stone, but even more so that it has Ms. Brenda and Ms. Donna at the helm.
This is the absolute best school for your child. My daughter is so happy to see all her teachers every morning and she's not even two years old yet! Brenda, their principal, has gone above and beyond for me and my child countless times. Donna is absolutely amazing to me, my child, and the children. She has family inside stepping stone as well, so you can truly tell she loves what she does. Rhonda, the founder, has created a platform for learning, love, and life that's incredible. I couldn't be happier to have my child here. Mind you, my child LOVES her teacher, Miss KK and even talks about her at home. My child is safe and loved here and I feel like I have a second family and support system for her no matter what. Brenda has answered every call and every text. They even use an app and send photos and tell you what they do every day. This school does more than above and beyond for these children and the love there is at a capacity no other school can match.
My two daughters attend the Pflugerville Stepping Stone School. One is in the infant class & one is in the kinder-prep program. We transferred here about 3 months after having a bad experience at another school & could not be happier with our choice! Both of my girls are thriving & there are no tears at drop-off. The school is CLEAN! They offer healthy snacks & lunch (they even offer a modified menu for vegetarians!). The teachers & staff are all so kind & it's obvious they love their jobs & love the kids. They send me pictures & videos throughout the day & a report at the end of the day with details of what they ate & their activities for the day. I would highly recommend this school! It's a huge relief knowing your kiddos are in such good hands & being well taken care of while you have to be away. **UPDATE 4/10/2020 I unfortunately was laid-off about a month ago due to the covid-19 pandemic & could no longer afford school tuition. I was so stressed & worried that if I pulled my girls from school we would lose their spots. I spoke to Miss Brenda about our situation & she worked with me until I am able to go back to work. I CANNOT tell you how thankful I am for this! They went ABOVE & BEYOND for my family & gave me one less thing to stress about during this extremely stressful time & I will forever be grateful!
As a first-time mom, I was DREADING putting my two-month-old in daycare. I had so much anxiety and just bawled when we arrived. But Ms. Isabel and Ms. Janet made my (and my baby girl's) day! They were so kind when we showed up, and they sent me constant updates on my baby girl's day via the school's app. They did such a good job keeping her engaged and providing nurturing support. The school's director Brenda and Donna at the front desk area were also very welcoming and made sure that I felt at ease, answering all of my questions. I am so happy with our decision to enroll our daughter into Stepping Stone at the Wells Branch/Pflugerville location. I am excited to see her grow and progress here!
It's always hard to put your child in someone else's care. Luckily Isabel and Janet and all the staff, Brenda and Donna as well as all the other class helpers help to put my mind at ease. I appreciate curriculum and nurturing atmosphere. They send regular updates throughout the day, as well as weekly focuses. My son has his friends and gets very excited when he gets to school. That says a lot.
My wife and I were fortunate enough to have the first six months of our son's life with him at home, and really bonded deeply with him during that time. We were very scared to put our most treasured possession in the care of strangers, so we read reviews and shopped around to find a place we felt comfortable with. Stepping Stone came recommended to us by word-of-mouth, so we investigated. My wife and I visited the school and we were very impressed with the entire operation. The staff were welcoming and informative, the layout of the school and the division of age groups was great, the place was clean, secure, and we got an overall sense that the operation was top-notch. We agreed to try it out for a while and see how he did and how we felt about it. Fast-forward two months and we couldn't be more thrilled with the care and love shown every day to our son at Stepping Stone. When he started attending he was waking up 3-4 times a night, barely crawling and not really being very vocal other than making screeches. Since then he is just about to walk (help us), attempts to make conversation, is more exploring and inquisitive with everything he can get his hands on, and by the grace of God he comes home so played out that he is sleeping through the night and so are we. Baby G loves to go to school and play with the other children he has made friends with, they send us photos and videos of their daily events, keep us abreast of the weekly happenings and themes, update us via the wonderful app on when he ate and slept and pooped, but most of all he loves his teachers MS. Janet and Ms. Isabel. He sees them as we drop him off and wants to be held by them right away! To summarize: I'm naturally a skeptic to a myriad of things, but Stepping Stone Pflugerville has knocked my socks off when it comes to my preconceived notions of childcare. It is a wonderful place full of inspiration and caring, that is well worth the price of admission. The staff have never stopped being the same bona fide childcare team we encountered the very first time. This is a direct relation to the wonderful attitude and genuine smile that you get from Principal Brenda every time you walk through that door. This IS the school you want to leave your child in the care of.
I cannot recommend Stepping Stone Pflugerville enough! My daughter has been going to Stepping Stone Pflugerville now for 6+ months and we absolutely love it here! Not only is this Stepping Stone location particularly clean, spacious and organized, but most of the staff have been with Stepping Stone for years. The staff is incredibly dedicated and clearly keeps all of the kids active and happy. Photos are taken and shared multiple times daily so I feel like I am not missing anything. Knowing that I am leaving my daughter in safe hands where she is loved has been life-changing for our family. While we love all of the teachers that our daughter has had time with, Ms. Sharia is a special one. My daughter is so clearly enamored with her and the love is definitely mutual. Picking up my daughter at the end of the day, Ms. Sharia always gives us a "highlight reel" of all of the new, fun things they did together that day. She always takes the extra step in everything that she does with the children in her class. We feel so lucky to be a part of the Stepping Stone Pflugerville family!
We have had a great experience with our son during after school care - seamless transition with pick up and drop off. Ben - his lead teacher has been great, knows how to communicate with the kids and our son looked forward to seeing him in the afternoons.