Stepping Stone School at Southpark Meadows / Onion Creek

  • 9325 Alice Mae Lane
  • Austin, TX 78748
  • (512) 420-0632
  • 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


  • After School: Casey, Cowan, Kocurek, Manchaca, Williams and Blazier Elementary Schools.

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Welcome to Stepping Stone School at South Park Meadows located at 9325 Alice Mae Lane in South Austin. This campus has easy access from I-35, Slaughter Lane and South 1st Street. It is situated directly behind the South Park Meadows shopping center. It is also on the way for those who are commuting to Austin from Buda, Kyle and San Marcos. 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. A classroom dedicated to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) curriculum and activities and features a large light bright board similar to that seen in the finest children’s museums is available for children three years old through school age.

Large heritage oak trees shade the three age appropriate playgrounds covered with artificial turf and feature play equipment and activities the children find fun and engaging.

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

Ashbrook, Bauerle Ranch, Beacon Ridge, Blackhawk, Brodie Springs,Buckingham Ridge, Cannon Oaks, Canterbury Trails, Carrell Oaks, Castlewood Forest, Centennial Park, Chappell Hill, Cherry Creek, Cherry Meadows, Coves of Cimarron, Cooper Lane, Cooper's Hill, Creekside Park, Cullen Country, Dan Jean Oaks, Deerfield at Brodie, Double Creek Village, Elliott Ranch, Elmwood Park, Ford Oaks, Forest Hills, Garrison Park, Grand Oaks, Harris Ranch, Hays Country Oaks, Hillcrest, Hillside Oaks, Matthews Park, Max Keilbar, Meadows at Double Creek, Mercado Heights, Mimosa Manor, Mooreland, Morningside, Oak at Twin Creeks, Oakvalley Park, Olympic Heights, Oxbow Trails, Palomino Park, Park Ridge, Parkridge Gardens, Parkwood, Pheasant Run, Rancho Alto, Ronald Heights, Saddletree Ranch, Shiloh, Slaughter Creek Acres, Slaughter South, South Manchaca, Southhampton Hills, Southern Woods, Southland Oaks, Southpark Meadows, Southwest Oaks, Stablewood at Slaughter Creek, Sunridge South, Sunset Valley, Texas Oaks, Timber Village, Waterloo, Westgate, Westwood Heights, Whispering Hollow, Whispering Oaks, Windcrest Crossing, Woods of Bear Creek, Wyldwood

We educate and care for children from 6 weeks to 13 years old and provide transportation for the following South Austin elementary schools: Casey, Cowan, Kocurek, Manchaca, Williams and Blazier.

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These ladies are killing it. I have two kids attending, very different ages, and they are both excited to go every day.
While COVID has forced the parents out of the building, Ms. Christina does a great job at responding to my questions and creating an immediate solution when I have any doubts.
The virtual learning just started and while everyone (parents included) had a rocky start, they are facing the problems at hand and promptly fix any issues.
I am very thankful for this school and everyone in it taking care of my babies.

- Cassie S.

September 15th, 2020

We love this school! Every day we drop off our son, I feel incredibly thankful and blessed that he is in such a wonderful place- especially after hearing some of the horror stories of other day cares. Our teachers have been great and the principal is fantastic. I know he's in a place that is safe (and clean!), where he is learning so much and that he is well cared for. I love that they take the time to prepare healthy meals for the kiddos. And I love the outside play area with beautiful trees and the time he gets to spend outside. Thanks for everything you do Stepping Stone! We appreciate you more than words can express!

- Cheryl G.

February 10th, 2020

My grandson is three and has attended this school since he was four months old. I couldn’t be happier watching how my grandson is thriving at this school! The staff and teachers are wonderful and are very understanding. I love to see all the art projects he makes. It’s amazing to see everything he is learning. But most importantly, he gets EXCITED about going to school. Stepping Stone – what you do every day is making a difference in the lives of children. Thank you!

- Cindy N.

February 10th, 2020

Stepping Stone Southpark Meadows is the best! I'm a first time mom and was a stay at home mom for more than a year so putting our daughter in daycare was tough when I decided to return to the workforce. We looked at several before choosing Stepping Stone and none just seemed to fit. The day we went to tour Stepping Stone something just told me it was the one. Ms Christina was very patient and answered all my questions. She made me feel very at ease and my daughter liked the school.

The first day my daughter was there was very hard on her. She had a incident that my husband had to to stay up there for her to calm down. Ms Christina and the rest of the staff were very patient with her. She has since really come out of her shell and loves being at school. Ms Mary and Ms Amber are amazing teachers and our daughter loves them.

The school is great! They send us photos and videos throughout the day and they give a daily report at the end of the day. They provided healthy breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack so I don't have to worry about her eating junk. (There have been many times where I wanted to stay for breakfast or lunch!) Outside the classrooms is a chart that tells you what your child will learn through the week which is great! That way you get to know what they are learning and work with them at home too!

I could go on and on how much we love this school! I am so very thankful to the Lord for guiding us to Ms Christina and the amazing people at Stepping Stone Southpark Meadows!
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- Stefani T.

April 19th, 2018

We were at a previous location before starting at this location, and had a horrible experience. We knew we had to move immediately and we are so happy we did. The teachers here are amazing and it never seems chaotic or disorganized. Christina, the principal has made the most impact for me.

One day my son had a new teacher and we were already having a rough morning from home. We get to school and he would not go into the classroom because he was unfamiliar with this teacher. Not that she was a bad teacher, my son is just extra shy and needs a little more TLC. So he is standing in the corner having a meltdown and would not go in class. Christina came to my rescue and gave my son that extra TLC he needed and got him into class. I watched from the window in the lobby and she sat there with him and helped him with his yogurt and made home feel comfortable. I left that day knowing he was perfectly fine because of this extra care she provided. She even knows my daughter name and says hi to her everyday as we drop her brother off.

I also know my children are safe here. My mother picked my son up from school one day, first time for her. I sent an email to the school to inform them, they asked when she would be coming so they could keep a look out and ensure he got to the correct person. When my mom went to go pick him up she told me they actually asked for her ID. I couldn't believe it. I was so happy they did that. The previous school never did that and I could only imagine them letting a child go home with any joe off the street.

The assistant principal is wonderful as well. She is ALWAYS smiling and greets us when we come to get our son, and tells us to have a nice evening.
Our daughter will be attending their summer program and she is so excited as she feels so welcome and knows herself, this is a great place.

We are so very grateful for the staff at this school, and are so fortunate that they are here.

- Courtney B.

April 28th, 2019

This is a great daycare. Christina and her staff really go above and beyond for our 3 yr old boy. He has had some trouble adjusting and they have really given him the love and care he needed. I can't say enough about how great everyone is. Christina especially.

- Chris B.

January 10th, 2019

We really couldn't be happier with Stepping Stones! Our son has been there since 3 months and is now almost 3 years. He has learned so much, and they're extremely diligent with notifying us of any little bump or bruise or conflict. Our son has learned a lot here and the teachers are all very caring people. The principal, Ms. Christina, is really great as well. We highly recommend this Stepping Stones!

- James B.

September 4th, 2019