Connect to Something Bigger – The Stepping Stone School Difference

We are recruiting inspired leaders, creators, problem-solvers, and collaborators who are dedicated to learning and growing. People choose to work at Stepping Stone School because of what we do and why we do it! At the heart of our work is our mission, “we are dedicated to supporting the development of the whole child while strengthening families, enhancing lives, setting and maintaining the highest standards for Early Care and Education!

Each day you will have the chance to inspire children through custom curriculum while sharing in their growth and development. As you lay the foundation of lifelong learning for our children and their families, we are equally committed to the ongoing development of our educators and administrators. At Stepping Stone School, you will receive industry leading training and be provided with the resources to ensure your success. We are proud to have served as a vital part of the vibrant Central Texas community for over 40 years! During that time, our Early Care and Education teachers and leaders have educated over 100,000 children.

We invite you to apply and learn more about growing with Stepping Stone School!

Careers with a Lifetime Benefit

Working at Stepping Stone School is more than a "daycare job." It is part career, part calling – and fully rewarding. We are looking for the best educators in Central Texas!

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Stepping Stone School offers its educators competitive wages and an excellent work environment. Your total package includes an array of options and opportunities customized just for you!

  • ● Incredible Opportunities for Growth
  • ● Comprehensive Leadership Development
  • ● Dynamic & Values Driven Work Environment
  • ● Medical, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance Available
  • ● Paid Training
  • ● Full CDA Scholarships Available
  • ● Employee Morale Center Offering Healthy Snacks Daily
  • ● Child Care Discounts
  • ● Referral Bonus
  • ● Respect for Work-Life Balance

Continuing Education

After completing our nationally recognized CDA scholarship program, faculty members are encouraged to dive further into advanced early child development courses. Those educators displaying a thirst for more knowledge and a desire to increase their practical experience are invited to become campus based mentors, curriculum coordinators, and peer-trainers.

Stepping Stone School’s Annual Fall Training Conference

Highly esteemed professionals in the field of Early Care and Education present workshops for our entire faculty annually. Teachers are provided with a wide range of topics to choose from to further their academic development and continued training. All material presented is based on the latest research in the Early Care and Education field.

Make a Difference Scholarships

Stepping Stone School’s Make a Difference Scholarship Program provides an opportunity and financial contribution toward furthering a young person’s education. Qualified Stepping Stone School alumni can apply the award toward college, student loans, continuing education or career training.

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Katy Santopadre has been a dedicated educator at Stepping Stone school since 1987 and was part of its foundational group of teachers within the first decade of the school being open. She is a graduate of the nationally recognized Stepping Stone School Leadership InstituteTM and Stepping Stone School UniversityTM. She has received many accolades throughout her career at Stepping Stone School, including the Longevity Award.

Katy has held several roles throughout her years at Stepping Stone School, including an H.R. position in our administrative office. For the past 15 years, she has served as a toddler teacher at the Cat Hollow campus in Round Rock. She is well versed in the Stepping Stone School philosophy and is committed to providing the highest quality education to all children at Stepping Stone School. She strives for excellence daily and is loyal, duty driven and has a great sense of humor. She is recognized and greatly admired by many current and past Stepping Stone School families, some of whom, still come to visit her on occasion. She is a true leader at Stepping Stone School and an inspiration to all.

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